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China Phosphorus Industry April 2016 Report – Market continued to be depressed – Research and Markets

June 1, 2016
By Business Wire News


Research and Markets has announced the addition of the “Phosphorus Industry China Monthly Report” newsletter to their offering.

In April 2016, Chinese phosphorus ore market continued to be depressed. Many phosphorus chemicals recorded slight drops in their market prices and some manufacturers that planned to resume production put off their plans.

Market dynamics of phosphorus chemicals in April:

– Phosphorus ore

Market conditions remain depressed. Transaction and market price remain stable. Many manufacturers are maintaining operating levels only to maintain relationships with old clients. Most of the manufacturers that suspended production claim that they have no plans to resume production in the short term.

– Yellow phosphorus

Thanks to the continuously low operating rate, manufacturers successfully reduce their inventory level. Currently, market supply of yellow phosphorus is quite tight.

– Phosphoric acid

Market conditions are quite stable. Some manufacturers in Southwest China try to raise their product prices after their pressure from inventory is relieved.


Market is depressed. Trading is slack as demand from downstream compound fertilizer market shrink. Under heavy pressure from inventory, some manufacturers begin to suspend production or reduce operating rates. The export market continues to be stagnant and export price remains low. Manufacturers are reaping few profits.


Thanks to the coming of the spring ploughing period, manufacturers are able to clean their inventory. However, market price failed to increase. Manufacturers are straddling the export market. Though the Indian market has demand for DAP, importers are putting pressure on Chinese exporters to lower their prices.

In is worth noting that in April, Yidu Xingfa receives capital increase from its parent company Hubei Xingfa and from China Agricultural Development Fund. It also disclosed that these investments will be used to build its low-grade collophanite benefication and deep-processing project.

Companies Mentioned

– Hubei Xinyangfeng Fertilizer Co., Ltd.

– Guangxi Mingli Innovation Industrial Co., Ltd.

– Kingenta Ecological Engineering Group Co., Ltd.

– Hubei Xingfa Chemicals Group Co., Ltd.

– Kunming Chuanjinnuo Chemical Co., Ltd.

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