The first half of 2019 has passed. Looking back on the black carbon market in the past six months, the rise of raw materials is often limited, and various negative factors flood the market. Under the double pressure of upstream, the black carbon market suffered serious losses in the first half of the year.
After a sharp fall in the black carbon market in 2018, prices are unlikely to rise again. The price fluctuated little in the first half of 2019, remaining at 6000-6500 yuan per ton on the whole, and there was no sharp rise or fall in the market.
In January and February 2019, due to a sharp decline in the early stage of raw coal tar, the price of raw coal tar rose after that. However, due to the Spring Festival holiday, there were many downstream maintenance,and the purchase quantity of carbon black was reduced, so the price rise of carbon black did not come true, and the market price was temporarily stable. From march to June, due to the high raw material price and high carbon black cost pressure, the price of carbon black rose in the market. However, due to the reduced downstream demand, the price of carbon black was severely reduced in the market, and the low price competition in the market limited the price rise of carbon black.