Operation of China's sulphuric acid industry in the first half of 2019
LIAO Kangcheng;China Sulphuric Acid Industry Association;
Production and operation of China's sulphuric acid industry and situation analysis in the first half of 2019 are introduced. China's sulphuric acid production reached 35 083 kt from January to May in 2019,increased by 2.8% year-on-year,sulphuric acid production capacity utilization rate is 77.6%,increased by 4.6% year-on-year. China's sulphuric acid cumulative export reached 991 kt from January to May in 2019,increased by 344.4% year-on-year. Average export price is 60.0 dollar/t,increased by 30.4% year-on-year. At the end of June,Average price of sulphuric acid with w(H_2SO_4)98% is 254 yuan/t,decreased by w(H_2SO_4)98% in the chain,reduce by 31 yuan/t year-on-year. China's pyrite production reached 5 148 kt from January to May in 2019(35% mass S basis),decreased by 6.0% year-on-year,and total yield of phosphate compound fertilizer is 7 013 kt(P_2O_5 basis),decreased by 1.3% year-on-year. At the end of May,average ex-factory price of diammonium phosphate is 2 600 yuan/t,and that of monoammonium phosphate is 2 000 yuan/t. China's sulphuric acid price is at a low level,and regional over capacity has turned to national overcapacity. Related enterprises should do environment protection and safe work in advance,establish long-term cooperative relation-ship with all units related to the market to achieve stable and sustainable development.