Price briefing 30 December - 5 January
Published: Friday, 06 January 2017
Graphite market weighs up scrapping of export taxes; China rare earth prices stable for January; alumina and bauxite supply reportedly tight in China; Chinese DBM, CCM export value drops; Chinese TiO2 producers hike prices again.
Industrial minerals market participants saw little trading
activity taking place in the West in the first week of January
while ongoing anti-pollution shutdowns in China are causing
tightness in the supply of some minerals.
Minerals buyers and sellers continued to report ongoing
shipping-related delays with one consumer characterising
freight rates as...