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Price briefing 5-11 May

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 12 May 2017

Prices were mixed across a number of industrial minerals markets, with anti-pollution related production shutdowns lifting prices for antimony trioxide, while Chinese fluorspar prices also continue to rise. Amid prices surging over the past months, fluorspar market participants have urged caution amid supply and demand uncertainty. Rutile and titanium dioxide prices have also increased. In contrast, chemical-grade chromite prices have slumped.

Antimony Trioxide

Constant environmental controls across the main Chinese antimony provincial hubs of Hunan and Guangxi have led prices upwards in China, according to IM's price assessment on 9 May.

Chinese authorities are cracking down on producers that fail inspections including Chinese Hsikwangshan Twinkling Star which has been fined and had workers...

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