Price rises fail to mask China’s fluorocarbon deficiencies
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014
End-market update: Downstream overcapacities stunt fluorspar growth
Overcapacity in Chinas fluorocarbon market continues to
prevent a recovery in the prices of HFC and HFO chemicals.
Although restrictions on the production of HCFCs took some
capacity offstream in H1 2014 - causing price rises throughout
Q3 2014 - structural issues continue to threaten
producers profit margins.