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Supply Chain Hurdles and Regional Orders Drive Surge in Sodium Citrate Dihydrate Prices
Supply Chain Hurdles and Regional Orders Drive Surge in Sodium Citrate Dihydrate Prices

Supply Chain Hurdles and Regional Orders Drive Surge in Sodium Citrate Dihydrate Prices

  • 27-Feb-2024 6:33 PM
  • Journalist: Kim Chul Son

In February 2024, the North American region experienced a moderate increase in the values of Sodium Citrate Dihydrate compared to previous months. This rise, rather than being an isolated incident, results from a convergence of various factors, indicating a significant transformation in the excipient sector dynamics. Business analysts attribute the stable price improvement of Sodium Citrate Dihydrate in the US market to factors such as an optimistic demand outlook, supply chain challenges, and global economic uncertainties.

The pharmaceutical sector, closely tied to global supply chains, has encountered substantial challenges due to disruptions in the Red Sea and the Suez Canal. These challenges include delayed deliveries, altered routes, contingency surcharges, heightened freight costs, and fluctuations in Sodium Citrate Dihydrate demand. The disturbances are expected to affect downstream product supply globally, including in the United States. Additionally, the increased prices of the raw material Citric Acid have played a significant role in supporting the steady surge in Sodium Citrate Dihydrate prices. Stable production costs and a regional increase in inquiries from end-users in the food industry have further contributed to this trend.

In January, a plant in Canada, namely Jungbunzlauer, underwent a maintenance shutdown for around 10 days, resulting in a temporary shortage of finished goods in February. Despite having sufficient stock to meet demand, the downstream delivery of Sodium Citrate Dihydrate remains affected. Furthermore, in February, various plants of feedstock in exporting nations, particularly in the Asia-Pacific region, such as China, shut down ahead of the Lunar New Year, impacting the supply chain. These closures, combined with festivities like the Chinese Lunar New Year, have led to additional disruptions in Sodium Citrate Dihydrate production, contributing to delays in fulfilling orders for importing nations, primarily in the Northern Hemisphere.

As per the ChemAnalyst experts, these are some of the plant shutdowns for Citric Acid mentioned below:

 

COMPANY NAME

LOCATION

DURATION

REASON

Jungbunzlauer  

Port Colborne, Ontario               

10 days Maintenance Shutdown

Industrial Maintenance

COFCO Biochemical (AnHui) Co., Ltd.

Jilin Province

9 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

Yixing Xielian Biochemical Co. Ltd

Yixing

13 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

Laiwu Taihe Biochemical Co. Ltd

Shandong Province

9 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

Shandong Ensign Industrial Co., Ltd.

Weifang, Shandong

10 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

TTCA Co., Ltd

Shandong Peninsula

11 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

RZBC Group Co., Ltd.

Shandong Province

15 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

Jiangsu Gadot Nuobei Biochemical Co., Ltd.

Chenjiagang, Jiangsu

13 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New year festival

COFCO Biochemical (AnHui) Co., Ltd.

Bengbu

17 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

Jiangsu Guoxin Union Energy Co., Ltd

Yixing

11 days Maintenance Shutdown

Lunar New Year festival

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As of now, the pharmaceutical industry is closely monitoring the evolving situation, adapting strategies to navigate challenges posed by global dynamics for Sodium Citrate Dihydrate. Industry players are strategizing to mitigate the effects of multifaceted challenges, recognizing the convergence of demand dynamics, supply chain disruptions, and economic uncertainties. The pharmaceutical sector is preparing for the anticipated stable surge in the Sodium Citrate Dihydrate market, emphasizing the need for a resilient and adaptive approach to sustain the overall optimism across the region.

The expected surge in Sodium Citrate Dihydrate prices highlights the intricate interplay of factors shaping the global market landscape. Participants in the Sodium Citrate Dihydrate market are grappling with challenges such as feedstock plant shutdowns, supply chain disruptions, rising raw material costs, and geopolitical tensions. As stakeholders brace for the impact of these dynamics, proactive measures and strategic initiatives become imperative to mitigate risks and ensure resilience in the face of evolving market conditions.

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