Since 2012, China's stainless steel market has been broken, the domestic stainless steel market fluctuations, then what causes the fluctuation of China's stainless steel market, we will analyze the following.
First of all, the export situation of stainless steel is not optimistic. As the global economic recovery is slow, the strength of steel demand weakened, and the world's stainless steel overcapacity, the contradiction between supply and demand highlighted. The world's steel market research company Maps International recently predicted that global crude stainless steel production will increase by 3% to a record high of 35 million tons in 2013. This will increase the difficulty of China's stainless steel exports. With the aggravation of international trade friction, the number of anti-dumping lawsuits against China's stainless steel exports has increased, which aggravates the difficulty of China's stainless steel exports.
Secondly, the impact of the upstream nickel and chromium raw materials market changes on the domestic stainless steel market in 2013.
Third, the homogenization of the stainless steel market competition is becoming increasingly "white-hot", the competition of ordinary road products is becoming more intense, steel mills between the "price reduction does not reduce production, let profit not let the market" business strategy, artificially suppressing the price of stainless steel market.
Fourth, the expansion of stainless steel production capacity, production increase, supply is greater than demand situation may arise. China's existing stainless steel production capacity has been seriously excessive, the current capacity utilization rate is less than 62%, lower than the steel industry 22 percentage points, capacity utilization rate is insufficient, once the stainless steel market warms, prices rise, the release of steel production capacity, will aggravate the situation of supply exceeding demand, curb the rise in the price of stainless steel market, or shocks. Fluctuation.
The above four factors are the main reasons for the fluctuation of the domestic stainless steel market. Throughout the price changes of China's stainless steel market in the first quarter of 2013, the price fluctuation of China's stainless steel market is mainly downward. The living environment of China's stainless steel industry is still relatively difficult.