China News Service, Beijing, November 24 (Reporter Liu Liang) The reporter learned from Sinopec on the 24th that in the case of severe fluctuations in the domestic sulfur product market this year, Sinopec Refining Sales Co., Ltd. has made every effort to ensure the supply of sulfur products and stabilize prices. Fertilizer companies give priority to supply and spare no effort to ensure the supply of raw materials for production.

So far, the cumulative supply of sulfur products to fertilizer companies has increased by more than 20% year-on-year.

  Sulfur is the "food" of grain-the main raw material for phosphate fertilizer production.

According to reports, since the beginning of this year, the demand for sulfur products has increased significantly due to the lack of imported resources and the increase in downstream operating rates.

At present, the price of imported sulfur continues to rise, and the import volume has decreased by nearly 20%.

The imbalance between supply and demand of sulfur products has further intensified.

  In the face of declining sulfur resources and rebounding demand, Sinopec Refining Sales Company strictly implements the relevant requirements of the national ministries and commissions, formulates relevant strategies for specialized fertilizer companies, and strives to stabilize the prices of sulfur products supplied to fertilizer companies during this winter and next spring.

At the same time, it adopted a strategy of price reduction against the market, actively guided market prices to return to rationality, and always insisted on supplying prices below the domestic market.

At present, the company supplies fertilizer terminal enterprises at a price of 130-140 yuan lower than the domestic market price.

  Since August, chemical fertilizer has entered the peak of fertilizer use in autumn, and the operating rate of chemical fertilizer enterprises in Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan, and Hubei has been rising.

Sinopec Refining Sales Company gives full play to the advantages of unified sales of sulfur products, adjusts the flow direction, concentrates resources, and gives priority to ensuring the supply of resources for fertilizer companies.

At the same time, for the 12 large domestic fertilizer terminal enterprises, a series of measures such as batch discounts, individual pricing for fertilizer customers, and direct railway delivery were adopted under the condition of continuous price increases of imported sulfur to reduce the production cost pressure of fertilizer enterprises and provide the fertilizer for winter storage. , Fertilizing and planting next spring will provide a strong guarantee.

In August and September, a total of 380,000 tons of sulfur products were given priority, which exceeded the supply plan by more than 20%.

  Sinopec Refining Sales Company stated that the next step will continue to do a good job of market research, judgment and regulation, timely deployment of flows to fertilizer suppliers, promote orderly price reductions of sulfur products, and make every effort to ensure sulfur supply and price stabilization for domestic fertilizer companies.