From late August to September 4th, 2017, the price of yellow phosphorus has been rising. On September 4th, transaction price of Yunnan yellow phosphorus was unstable: affected by the price of graphite electrode and coke rise, the price of yellow phosphorus increase significantly. However, compared to last week, prices have risen sharply, and the market was more volatile. According to the manufacturers, there is still a substantial upward trend in the coming week.
On September 4th, the price of yellow phosphorus in Yunnan and Sichuan has been raised substantially. How is the market of phosphoric acid, a downstream product of yellow phosphorus? Market on September 4th indicated that price of phosphoric acid from Guangxi and Hubei has been raised since last week. According to manufacturers of phosphoric acid, the price probably will continue to increase.
Phosphate industry is a highly competitive market. Phosphate is a universal product and its usage is expanding. Phosphate products belong to fine chemical category and with sophisticated production technology. China has made some achievements in production technology and still have room to improve.
Yellow phosphorus is a very important basic industrial raw material, and it is used to prepare high-purity phosphoric acid. It is mainly used for the production of red phosphorous, phosphoric acids, phosphorous compounds, pesticides and rodenticides.
At present, the total Chinese output is the largest in the world, contributed by hundreds of local yellow phosphorus production plants. Production plants are mainly in Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Hunan province. The production capacity of yellow phosphorus in three provinces (Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan) counts at least 80% of the nationwide capacity. The production of yellow phosphorus consumes a lot of energy and brings negative influence to the surrounding environment.
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