Price briefing 6 - 12 October
Published: Friday, 13 October 2017
European fused magnesia prices rise further after Chinese prices extended the rally after holidays; Andalusite supply contracts expected to be shorter, costlier; Antimony trioxide prices dip over Golden Week; Higher Chinese prices push up European silicon carbide market; Zircon, ilmenite price rise as rutile makes moderate gains; Chinese TiO2 producers raise prices in October as buyers scramble for limited supply
Fused magnesia prices are rising in China, but a shortage of
feedstocks is limiting gains for producers. Prices in Europe,
followed suit, rising by up to $400/tonne on average.
Market patterns governing andalusite trade are expected to
change next year, as suppliers say they will seek shorter