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Price briefing 12-18 May

By IM Staff
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.

Bauxite

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...

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