Price briefing 12-18 May
Published: Friday, 19 May 2017
The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again.
Refractory-grade bauxite spot prices jumped 18 May, as the
ongoing massive production shut downs in China led trades to be
concluded at higher values higher for the second time in May.
The anti-pollution controls in China have increased since
the beginning of May, with Beijing shutting down...