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Price Briefing: January 5-11

By William Clarke
Published: Friday, 12 January 2018

Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades.

Prices for abrasive brown fused alumina have moved up on extremely limited availability, while high demand is pushing up the markets for refractory white fused alumina in both spot and contract deals.

The European green silicon carbide market opened 2018 with a small price movement, while consumers monitor the Chinese market...

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