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Price Briefing 9-16 September 2016

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 16 September 2016

Mineral sands prices moved up on increased activity in titanium dioxide and tighter supply from China; antimony trioxide continues to rise on the back of strength in antimony metal; suppliers of chemical grade chrome ore have raised their quotes further but the degree of acceptance from the market remains to be seen.

While oil prices are unlikely to recover to above $50/bbl before 2018, with more consolidation required to reduce the global oversupply, there remain some areas of positivity for mineral suppliers to the sector, delegates at IM’s Frac Sand conference in Minneapolis heard this past week.

There are signs...

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