SHANGHAI, Aug 6 (SMM) - Operating rates across lead-acid battery producers in Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Jiangxi, Hubei and Hebei provinces gained 0.14 percentage point from July 30 to 69.55% as of Friday August 6.
The lead-acid battery market has gradually entered the traditional peak season, and some companies increased production amid more orders.
Electric bicycle battery companies were the main force to increase production, while car battery market companies saw both increase and decrease in production. On one hand, some car battery companies reduced production to relieve the inventory pressure, as the domestic replacement demand was low, and the battery exports were affected by the rising freight rates and longer shipment period. On the other hand, some companies focusing on domestic market increased production in August for the traditional peak season.
In addition, the pandemic prevention policy in Jiangsu has been upgraded. If vehicles have passed middle and high-risk areas such as Yangzhou and Nanjing, they will be disinfected or required to return. The production and transportation of some lead-acid battery companies in this area will be affected to a certain extent.
Therefore, the operating rates only rose slightly on the week.