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Pricing News

  • Letter from the editor: pricing review

    Wednesday, 31 January 2018

    As we enter into a new year, I wanted to update you on some of the changes and significant developments the global Industrial Minerals team is working on to ensure that the market information and prices that we provide you with are of the utmost relevance to your business.

  • Price Briefing 23 – 29 October

    Friday, 30 October 2015

    Barite and potash prices at risk of decline; zircon prices fall but bromine climbs.

  • Price Briefing 23-29 November

    Thursday, 29 November 2012

    TiO2, borates, wollastonite, REE see positive signs; zircon, ilmenite prices drop

  • Price Briefing – 10 - 17 May 2012

    Thursday, 17 May 2012

    Lithium, borates and steel sector looks bullish; flatness in potash

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Features

  • ‘Two lions’: The modern borate duopoly

    Thursday, 17 May 2018

    Two behemoths supply the bulk of the world borates market, making for a highly concentrated industry. Myles McCormick, IM correspondent, reports on the tussle between the major players, the current dearth of exploration and innovative efforts to increase demand.

  • US exiting Paris Treaty not expected to impact minerals sector

    Friday, 07 July 2017

    In the wake of President Trump’s announcement that the US will be pulling out of the 2015 Paris Climate Treaty, IM looks at the significance of this move and the possible impact this will have on the industrial minerals market. By Mark Rowe

  • Cracking under pressure? Glass markets in Europe

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    The global economic downturn and the subsequent lull in construction has taken its toll on the global float glass market. Now however, as Sarah Gibbons and Liz Newmark discover, the industry is looking to a brighter future - despite there still being challenges for producers and the raw material markets which supply them.

  • Roll up: Borates - an oligopoly with little room for change

    Thursday, 27 April 2017

    With the downturn in construction, demand for the group of minerals known as borates has been sluggish over the last few years. However, as glass markets start to pick up and producers look to diversify their products to meet growing demand in new regions such as Asia Pacific, this market looks set for a second wind, Siobhan Lismore-Scott, IM Consultant Editor, finds.

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