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High-grade DBM prices leap on lack of raw material

By Davide Ghilotti, Carrie Shi
Published: Wednesday, 07 March 2018

There is a diverging trend between rising high-grade dead burned magnesia and falling low-grade material quotes, with raw material supply shortages putting pressure on DBM producers.

Chinese high-grade dead burned magnesia (DBM) prices edged up after the Lunar New Year holiday due to tight supply of high-quality magnesite ore while low-grade DBM prices drifted lower amid sporadic buying.

Following a series of state-mandated mining limitations in magnesia-producing areas across China such as Liaoning and Heilongjiang, local...

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