Potash and barite supply tightens while fused magnesia faces overcapacity
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014
Antimony, iodine suffer from slow China growth; Tough times continue for TiO2 pigment market; FM producers storing up trouble for the future
The fourth quarter of 2014 arrived
bringing with it scant comfort for producers of chemical-making
minerals, including antimony, iodine and mineral sands. Further
downward pricing pressure has been reported in these markets, a
trend blamed partly on falling Chinese consumption.
Titanium dioxide (TiO2), in particular, evidenced no
reassuring signs of...