December 7, 2008
  
China's calcium phosphate prices rise with production cost
 
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Prices were higher in most regions.
 

Transacted prices of calcium phosphate in China

Region

Prices as of Nov 21
(RMB/kg)

Prices as of Dec 5
(RMB/kg)

Price change
(RMB/kg)

Yunnan

1,630-1,680

1,700-1,800

+70 to +120

Sichuan

1,900-2,000

1,900-2,000

0

Beijing

2,000-2,100

2,150-2,250

+150

Heilongjing

2,300-2,400

2,350-2,400

+50

Shanghai

2,100-2,200

2,150-2,250

+50

Shanxi

1,950-2,000

2,000-2,200

+50  to +200

Guangzhou

1,950-2,000

2,050-2,150

+100  to +150

Prices are representative and for reference only.
RMB1=US$0.1454 (Dec 7)
  
Calcium phosphate trade activity in China showed signs of slowing down over past two weeks after prices rose due to tight supplies of raw material sulphuric acid.
 
In the near term, calcium phosphate prices will likely be supported by increased animal rearing activity and higher feed demand in the period leading to the Spring Festival in late January. However, as some feed millers and traders have secured supplies lately, demand will not be especially strong.
 
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