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Economic Operation of Refractory Industry


In 2019, the refractory material industry deepened its supply side structural reform, and the overall operation of the industry was stable, with a small increase in production and a significant improvement in green development level. In 2019, the refractory material industry deepened its supply side structural reform, and the overall operation of the industry was stable, with a small increase in production and a significant improvement in green development level. 1、 The production has steadily increased. In 2019, the national production of refractory materials reached 24.308 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 3.7%. Among them, 13.414 million tons of dense shaped refractory products increased by 1.1% year-on-year; 589000 tons of thermal insulation and refractory products, a year-on-year increase of 8.9%; Unshaped refractory products reached 10.305 million tons, a year-on-year increase of 6.9%. 2、 Benefit pressure is high. There are 1958 refractory raw materials, refractory products, and related service enterprises above the industry scale. Affected by the significant decrease in market prices of refractory products, their main business revenue in 2019 was 206.92 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 3.0%, and their total profit was 12.8 billion yuan, a year-on-year decrease of 17.5%. 3、 Exports have slightly decreased. In 2019, the export trade volume of refractory raw materials and products reached 3.52 billion US dollars, with a total export volume of 5.958 million tons for the year, a year-on-year decrease of 6.3%. Among them, the export volume of refractory raw materials was 4.292 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 5.7%; The export volume of refractory products was 1.666 million tons, a year-on-year decrease of 7.7%. 4、 The green level has been improved. In 2019, the entire industry further deepened pollution source control, with multiple provinces and cities introducing pollution discharge control plans for industrial furnaces and kilns, promoting the emission of pollutants to meet standards, and significantly improving the level of green development of enterprises. Seven refractory material factories were selected for the "Green Factory" list of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. The current pace of transformation and development in the refractory material industry is accelerating, but there are still many uncertain factors facing the situation, such as overcapacity, low concentration, and insufficient innovation capacity. The next step is to accelerate the application of new technologies and Product development, rely on capital and brand strength to improve industry concentration, improve industry automation and intelligence, accelerate the pace of transformation and upgrading, and promote high-quality development of the refractory industry. (Source: Department of Raw Materials Industry, Ministry of Industry and Information Technology)