Price rises fail to mask China’s fluorocarbon deficiencies

By Albert Li
Published: Monday, 13 October 2014

End-market update: Downstream overcapacities stunt fluorspar growth

Overcapacity in China’s 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 producer’s profit margins.

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