SMM9 March 23: the main addition elements of die-casting zinc alloy are aluminum, copper and magnesium. According to the processing technology, zinc alloy can be divided into two types: deformation and cast zinc alloy. Cast zinc alloy has good fluidity and corrosion resistance, and the end products include hardware bathroom, doors and windows, locks, plate buckles, zippers, accessories and gifts. Die-casting zinc alloy accounts for about 12.54% of China's primary zinc consumption.
The lower reaches of zinc consumption in South China are mostly die-casting zinc alloy enterprises, of which the larger ones are Jinyi in Guangdong, Shouke alloy in Shenzhen and so on. The zinc alloy factories in East China are concentrated in Wenzhou, Ningbo and other places, among which Ningbo Jinli and Ningbo Jinyi alloy have a large scale and are more representative in the local area.
Due to the impact of the epidemic in the first half of 2020, the challenges faced by the die-casting zinc alloy market are unprecedented. The spread of the overseas epidemic has led to a sharp drop in export orders for zinc die-casting enterprises. Lock sets, sanitary ware, clothing hardware and other industries that used to manufacture high-end export products have been affected, and many die-casting hardware factories have started to reduce production or even temporarily stop production, resulting in a huge impact on the overall die-casting industry.
According to SMM research, the operating rate of die-casting zinc alloy was twists and turns in the first half of the year, and the operating rate in February was only 10%, the lowest since 2016. The operating rate has bottomed out since June, but it is still lower than the level of the same period last year. The operating rate of die-casting zinc alloy in August was 38.54%, up 3.83% from the previous month and down 11.67% from the same period last year.
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At present, the operating rate of die-casting zinc alloy has rebounded, domestic orders support the overall demand, and overseas orders are also improving, which is expected to continue to boost demand. It is expected that the operating rate of die-casting zinc alloy will increase by 1.57 percentage points month-on-month in September to 40.11%, down 11.5 percentage points from the same period last year.
Smelter die-casting zinc alloy supply still brings greater pressure to die-casting zinc alloy enterprises. from a regional point of view, Guangdong is relatively less impacted by smelter alloy supply, and the processing fee as a whole is higher than that in other areas. while the East China market is the most impacted by the smelter low-price zinc alloy supply, the survival of small alloy factories is still difficult, and some of them are converted to low-price smelter supply for sales.
However, the die casting raw material end market is constantly released by the alloy output of zinc smelting enterprises, making use of the advantages of resources, market and brand to develop the deep processing of enterprise products and extend the products to the industrial chain processing industry. Some smelters actively put into production of die-casting zinc alloy production line in order to improve the added value and core competitiveness of products, which also quietly changed the market pattern of die-casting zinc alloy.
Prospect of Die casting Zinc Alloy Industry
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