November 24, 2011
 
China vitamin A dealers slash prices amid subdued demand
 
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Prices were sharply lower.
 
 

Prices of vitamin A in China

Region 

Country origin

 Price as of Nov 4 (RMB/kg)

 Price as of Nov 18 (RMB/kg)

Price change (RMB/kg)

Beijing

Imported

160-165

144-149

-16

Locally produced

156-161

141-146

-15

Shanghai

Imported

161-165

145-149

-16

Locally produced

157-161

142-146

-15

Shanxi

Imported

161-165

146-150

-15

Locally produced

156-161

141-146

-15

Jiangsu

Imported

161-166

146-151

-15

Locally produced

156-160

141-145

-15

Shandong

Imported

160-165

145-150

-15

Locally produced

156-160

141-145

-15

Sichuan

Imported

161-166

146-151

-15

Guangdong

Imported

162-166

147-151

-15

Remarks: Prices indicated above are representative and are for reference only.
RMB1=US$0.1571 (Nov 24)


Over the past two weeks, vitamin A dealers slashed quotes drastically to clear stocks amid sluggish demand, sending vitamin A prices markedly lower.  
 
Transacted prices of imported vitamin A slumped to RMB145-150/kg while those of locally produced vitamin A pushed sharply lower to RMB142-147/kg.
 
General market prices of imported vitamin "A1000" by a foreign producer sank to around RMB285-295/kg.
 
Market outlook for vitamin A remains bleak in the coming period.
 


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