Recently with the implementation of the “dual control of energy consumption” policy, there are restrictions on electricity and production in many places. This situation has also affected the production of chemical products. Many manufacturers of carboxymethyl cellulose also encountered this limitation of electricity and production.
Starting from the third quarter of 2020, the export volume of chemical industry continues to grow. In the year and a half since the outbreak of the epidemic, the manufacturing industry around the world has been in a state of semi-paralysis, with a large reduction in production capacity and continuous influx of export orders into China. As a result, the number of cargo ships from China to other countries in the world has been increasing, and the domestic export volume has been increasing, leading to a surge in shipping freight rates and a shortage of containers. From the beginning of 2021, the price of chemical products has generally increased. Meanwhile, the order volume continues to increase, so factories need to produce to the maximum extent, which also makes power supplies tight during the peak of power supply and consumption in summer. Therefore, the power supply pressure is relieved to a great extent with the implementation of the “dual control of energy consumption” policy.
At the same time, coal price has been rising, which also increases the cost of thermal power companies, so power generation capacity is insufficient.
Many high-energy-consuming industries enjoy relatively cheap electricity prices. However, in the case of power shortages, the production capacity of high-energy-consuming industries are reduced firstly and power consumption are limited, so the company’s production capacity is affected. The delivery time of goods will be extended and the price will be rising in the future.
The production of sodium carboxymethyl cellulose is also affected by power restrictions. With the price rise of raw materials, the production cost also increases. Further more, as winter comes, the supply and demand of coal and electricity will increase. Under the background of “dual control of energy consumption” policy, the price of CMC will continue rising and the delivery period will be further lengthened. It is predicted that this situation will continue until the beginning of next year.