For the Quarter Ending June 2023
In the second quarter of 2023, the US Sodium Gluconate market experienced a mixed performance. After an initial price increase in April, the overall trend showed a decline. In the beginning of the quarter, the price rose due to high base prices set by local mills and reduced delivery time, which positively impacted market sentiment. However, economic instability caused by the debt crisis resulting from major bank failures led to a decline in market sentiment for Sodium Gluconate. The inflation rate rose, and the US Federal Reserve increased interest rates, affecting buyer confidence and leading to a sluggish spot market. Decreased employment rates also resulted in decreased demand in the US spot market. To address high inventory levels, the US government imposed countervailing duties on imports from overseas suppliers. At the end of the quarter, the government signed a deal to extend the debt crisis, raising hopes for improvement in the upcoming quarter.
During the second quarter of 2023, the Asian Sodium Gluconate market experienced a bearish trend. Decreased demand from the printing and metal treatment industry led to a decline in prices. In both the Asian and Indian markets, the price of Sodium Gluconate decreased due to inflationary pressure and increased production costs. Despite sufficient supply, high inventories at the port resulted in selling the product at cheaper rates. The Chinese economy performed poorly, with low purchasing activity and slower GDP growth. At the end of the quarter, the price of Sodium Gluconate FOB Qingdao (China) stood at USD 530/MT.
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In the second quarter, the price of Sodium Gluconate in Europe initially increased but later experienced an overall decline. The growth rate in the downstream automotive industry drove demand and led to an increase in prices in April. However, the economic downturn in the global market negatively affected market sentiment in the latter half of the quarter. Labor shortages and reduced construction projects impacted consumption and led to higher inventory levels. Dumping duties imposed by the European Union on imported Sodium Gluconate from Chinese and Indian markets further affected the industry. Plans to increase interest rates by the Italian government resulted in hesitancy from buyers, leading to decreased offer prices from Italian steel mills.
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