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OILFIELD MINERALS OUTLOOK 19-21 JUNE 2013 HOUSTON
Rare earths, fluorspar and graphite slide; frac sand logistics dwarf mineral value
Flake graphite beats expectations while phosphate, bromine and iodine weaken
Surprises in TiO2 as Kronos moves to up prices; but graphite, phosphate, still low
Synthetic graphite manufacturers report soft results; soda ash looks to Asia
Fluorspar, graphite, rare earths prices all tick lower
No dosh for graphene; Rio Tinto complains about labour costs
Barite, antimony trioxide, potash prices affected by end-market slowdown
Titanium dioxide prices unlikely to stick; fused zirconia remains flat
Lithium hydroxide, zircon, rare earths, potash, phosphate and mineral sands
Graphite prices slipped lower this month, according to analysis by IM Data. Some prices have tumbled by as much as 16%, feedback from the industry revealed in March, while other prices either remained flat, or dropped just 2%.
UK Budget supports fracking market; graphite prices lower
Vale suspends Rio Colorado potash mine; rare earths prices show mild improvement
The opening months of 2013 brought positive sentiment about industrial minerals prices, with many industry stakeholders hopeful that the economic gloom of 2012 had been left firmly in the past.
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