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Environmental inspectors squeeze Chinese barytes production

By William Clarke
Published: Monday, 19 June 2017

Barytes mining and processing has not escaped pressure from China’s ongoing crackdown on pollution.

Chinese barytes production is under pressure from a country-wide crackdown on pollution, with market participants reporting that supply shortages are already starting to develop.

A major Chinese barytes producer told IM that sellers "are preparing to raise prices", as a result of the short supply caused by environmental controls. "If customers...

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