Price rises fail to mask China’s fluorocarbon deficiencies
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
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 producer profit margins.