China’s Xinjiang Chemical Industrial Group to shut soda ash plant

16 April 2013 07:52  [Source: ICIS news]

SINGAPORE (ICIS)--China’s Xinjiang Chemical Industrial Group plans to shut its 200,000 tonne/year soda ash plant at Hami in Xinjiang on 18 April for 30 days of maintenance, a company source said on Tuesday.

The facility can produce around 540 tonnes/day of soda ash at 100% of capacity, according to the source.

Light grade soda ash was offered by the producer at CNY1,150/tonne ($186/tonne) EXW (ex-works) on 16 April, unchanged from 12 April, added the source.

The local prices of soda ash are not expected to rise, because supply will remain ample, with product from Qinghai being sent to Xinjiang region, a local market player said.

($1 = CNY6.19)

By: Promise Xu
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