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Carbon Fibre Price Trend and Forecast
Get the latest insights on price movement and trend analysis of Carbon Fibre in different regions across the world (Asia, Europe, North America, Latin America, and the Middle East & Africa).
Carbon Fibre Price Trend for the First Half of 2023
Carbon Fibre is primarily consumed by the manufacturing industries in the aerospace, military, and automotive sectors. So, the prices vary according to the downstream demands posed by these industries.
The Carbon Fibre market experienced mixed price sentiments throughout the said period. The prices had risen for a long time in the previous quarters owing to the high global inflation and the Russia – Ukraine conflict, which also led to an increase in demand for armed equipment.
As the manufacturing sector restarted after a long halt, the supply increased in the market, which directly impacted the Carbon Fibre price trend. Since the freight mediums started normalizing and new supply chains aided trade, Carbon Fibre prices started stabilizing. Eventually, the prices declined due to the poor purchasing potential of buyers given the rising inflation-hiked bank rates showcasing signs of recession, which further dipped the prices southwards. Overall, the Carbon Fibre prices swung on the lower end of the curve during the discussed time frame.
According to Procurement Resource, the price trend for Carbon Fibre are expected to continue fluctuating given the feeble demands and highly uncertain market dynamics.
Carbon Fiber Price Trend for the Second Half of 2022
In the Asia- Pacific region, the prices declined due to the imposed restrictions to curb the rising covid cases. The region also witnessed a plunging trend in the demand from the end-user industries and due to this the producers saw a rise in the level of inventories and were thus forced to cut operation costs.
The low demand and reduced offtakes led to the falling trajectory of the prices of carbon fibre. In the fourth quarter, due to the limited availability of feedstock the imports from Russia fell and destocking practices were followed by producers to deal with rising inventories. This kept the prices of carbon fibre on the negative side during the said period.
In the third quarter, the prices of carbon fibre remained stable as the demand from end-user rubber industries was persistent. The prices, however, suffered from the rising inflation rates and cuts in production costs but no considerable effect was seen.
The initial months of the fourth quarter were favourable for the price trend of carbon fibre as the prices increased significantly. The sudden rise was due to the increase in the cost of natural gas supply and feedstock prices. The prices, however, declined again in the last month attributing to the reduction in the profit margins by the manufacturers to increase the offtakes.
The North American region saw a fall in the prices of carbon fibre as many plants were forced to shut down and domestic inventories went south. The feedstock outrages and low production rates amid dwindling demand led to a declining trajectory in the price trend of the commodity.
In the fourth quarter, the prices were somehow firm as the inflation rates and feedstock prices supported the growing prices. However, disruptions in the supply chain, fall in upstream costs, and reduced offtakes negatively impacted the price trend for carbon fibre.
According to Procurement Resource, the prices of Carbon Fiber are likely to decline in the upcoming quarters. The demand from the end-user sector seems to remain weak globally and with rising inflation the prices are expected to continue a downward trajectory.
Carbon Fibre Price Trend For the First Half of 2022
Carbon fibres are competitive and cost-effective compared to metals. Due to their excellent mechanical and chemical properties, carbon fibre demand has constantly been increasing globally. The final cost of carbon fibres not only depends on the material cost but also heavily on the manufacturing process.
The price of carbon fibres can vary depending upon the raw material used. For polyacrylonitrile(PAN)-based carbon fibre, the cost of PAN raw silk is 11.11 USD/kg, which accounts for 51% of the production cost, followed by carbonization and pre-oxidation processes which cost around 5.12 USD/kg and 3.40 USD/kg respectively. Based on a gross profit margin of 30%, the price of PAN-based carbon fibre averaged 28 USD/kg in the Chinese domestic market.
In the Chinese market, the price of domestic carbon fibre averaged 180 RMB/MT, while that of T300 grade 12K carbon fibre averaged 180-200 RMB/MT. The domestic T300 grade 24/25K carbon fibre market price averaged 150-155 yuan/kg, while that of the domestic T700 grade 12K carbon fibre market price averaged 260-270 yuan/kg. Hence, the price trend of carbon fibres remained strengthened throughout the first half of the said year.
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Carbon fibers are high performance parallel filaments of graphitic carbon with numerous applications in industrial and research fields. Carbon fiber is five times stronger than steel and twice as stiff, making it the ideal manufacturing material. Carbon fiber is made of thin, strong crystalline filaments of carbon that are used to strengthen the material. Carbon fiber can be thinner than a strand of human hair and gets its strength when twisted together like yarn. Then it can be woven together to form cloth, and if needed to take a permanent shape, carbon fiber can be laid over a mold and coated in resin or plastic.
|Aerospace, Military Equipment, Automotive Industry, Manufacturing Industries
|Hexcel Corporation, SGL Carbon, Toray, Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings, Solvay
|Asia Pacific: China, India, Indonesia, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Japan, Philippines, Vietnam, Iran, Thailand, South Korea, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia, Nepal, Taiwan, Sri Lanka, UAE, Israel, Hongkong, Singapore, Oman, Kuwait, Qatar, Australia, and New Zealand
Europe: Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Poland, Sweden, Belgium, Austria, Ireland Switzerland, Norway, Denmark, Romania, Finland, Czech Republic, Portugal and Greece
North America: United States and Canada
Latin America: Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Columbia, Chile, Ecuador, and Peru
Africa: South Africa, Nigeria, Egypt, Algeria, Morocco
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The process starts by drawing long strands of fibers and heating them to a very high temperature without allowing contact with oxygen to prevent the threads from burning. This is when carbonization occurs, during which the atoms inside of the fibers vibrate violently, expelling most of the non-carbon atoms. This leaves a fiber composed of long, tightly interlocked chains of carbon.
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