China’s Dahua Group to restart Dalian soda ash unit on 12 Nov

09 November 2012 04:31  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)—China’s Dahua Group Dalian Chemical Industry plans to restart its 600,000 tonne/year soda ash unit in Dalian, Liaoning province, on 12 November, a company source said on Friday.

The plant was shut for nine days to repair damage which was caused on 1 November, according to the source.

The shutdown will result in an estimated soda ash output loss in November of about 14,000 tonnes compared to the output in October, the source added.

The downstream demand from the domestic flats construction sector has not improved because of the Chinese government's strict control over the country's real estate industry. Most market players are adopting a wait-and-see attitude in light of the uncertain market outlook, traders said.

Spot dense 99% soda ash prices in northeast China were assessed as stable at yuan (CNY) 1,450-1,500/tonne ($232-240/tonne) DEL (delivered) on 9 November, according to data from Chemease, an ICIS service in China.

Dahua Group Dalian Chemical Industry is the sole soda ash manufacturer in northeast China.

($1 = CNY6.24)

By: Promise Xu
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