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Price Briefing: Week 48 – acidspar, rare earths, graphite

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
Published: Thursday, 01 December 2011

Prices for acidspar, rare earths, falling; refractory minerals feel pinch

Prices for Chinese acid grade fluorspar have fallen by as much as $100/tonne since the start of the fourth quarter as demand from end markets such as fluorocarbons and fluoropolymers have suffered seasonal downturns.

In addition to seasonality, however, demand for Chinese acidspar has also declined significantly as many end...

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