Global inflation, the market, soaring commodity prices, excess capacity, living material prices, the word in mind, called "up." This is the market situation in 2011. Its fuel prices, the ceramic industry does not lose gains. From the ceramic chemical raw materials, logistics, management fees, operating costs are all ceramic production "up" one.
Inflation is the main reason for price increases, in addition, the expansion enclosure ceramic enterprises, raw material prices,paper napkins non-renewable mineral resources, supply and logistics between the two places up, etc., plus the weight of the product cost.
Guangdong Foshan ceramic enterprises respond to the "Eleventh Five-Year" plan, a large ceramic factory in Foshan closed and transferred to the surrounding areas, and along with the transfer, have been expanding production, paper tissue plant expansion, production capacity, the new production line officially put into operation, to a certain extent on the expansion of demand for raw materials. In addition, non-renewable mineral resources and the ceramic industry the contradiction between the rising demand, the state's restrictions on the exploitation of resources, more and more strict. Enterprises in order to prevent labor shortage after the Chinese New Year holiday, but also salaries, employee benefits and down a lot of effort. Huge capital investments, the result is increased costs.
Ceramic chemical raw materials, for example, in recent years, ceramic chemicals has been rising sharply higher raw material prices now, K, Na, very tight supply of sand, since the end of 2009 so far, ceramic raw materials market is "sell very well, prices of some products strong rise "feature. Zinc prices soared to 9,000 yuan per ton from the 18,000 yuan; oxide, praseodymium 8-9 million by the rise in the price per ton to 13 yuan, 20 million is the price per ton may not have the goods; as an important raw material color glaze frit, the price per ton from 5,000 yuan rose to 6,000 yuan, up by as much as 20%; clay price system, although not to a greater change, but the logistics of supply factors will increase tension and freight charges.
Costs, is the "Hold" is the "transfer"?
The most direct result of broad based raw materials that result in lower profit margins ceramic enterprises, the majority of ceramic enterprises responsible people. There are even companies said profit margins in 2010 compared to 2009 fell by almost 15 percentage points, and even individual higher profit margins decline.
Building sanitary ceramic products is the trend of response to price increases, or the top of the cost pressures continue to set price sales? This reporter visited some of the ceramic sanitary ware companies, ceramic face soaring production costs, the enterprise is how to choose. Building and sanitary ceramics industry, the performance of different industry trend, according to market survey, construction ceramics industry, ceramic general in 2011, prices will remain relatively stable, the price of rural development of new products will decline as well, while the high-end products will encounter the challenge of price competition. And sanitary industry in 2011 after New Year's Day, in the face of high inflation pressures of the domestic economy, some well-known bathroom brands without fear sales pressure, have raised prices. Predictable and toiletries industry in 2011 prices or there will be a collective behavior.