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  • PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch dried and bagged foundry chromite price, amend two prices 29 June 2018

    Proposal to launch a new chromite grade and to change the name of two chromite prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing: June 15-21 22 June 2018

    Foundry grade chromite prices hit new high; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation, amendment to iodine prices; China’s magnesia prices steady amid sporadic buying; Global antimony trioxide market softens, Europe resists; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue talc prices; Lower producer offers weigh on Chinese brown fused alumina prices; Bauxite prices drop further as China supply remains tight; Foundry grade chromite prices hit new high; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade hydroxide prices fall in quiet trading conditions; Trade log June 2018: Lithium; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue selected fluorspar prices Read More

  • Foundry grade chromite prices hit new high 20 June 2018

    Prices have gained $130 on average since the beginning of the year, exceeding levels seen on the market since 2016. Read More

  • IM's May Price Movements IM May - June 2018

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price Briefing: May 18-24 25 May 2018

    Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook; Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals’ iodine prices; Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices; Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe Read More

  • Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe 23 May 2018

    The market for chemical-grade chromite has split into a two-tier structure, characterized by lower prices in Asia than in Europe, where alternative end-uses are supporting higher quotes. Read More

  • Foundry-grade chromite prices edge up on ongoing tightness 09 May 2018

    Sellers have been seeking to secure higher prices for wet bulk material following a previous appreciation in dried and bagged quotes. Read More

  • Price briefing: April 20-27 27 April 2018

    Reduced demand weighs on Chinese domestic spot lithium carbonate prices; Strong carbonate, hydroxide monohydrate prices in China boosting spodumene prices in Q2; Upcoming holiday restricts Chinese graphite prices; seaborne antimony trioxide market softens amid depressed demand; chemical grade chromite price holds despite volatile UG2 prices; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of diatomite; Chinese magnesia prices steady on halt in magnesite mining; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of vermiculite prices Read More

  • PARIS ICDA 2018: Chemical grade chromite price holds despite volatile UG2 prices 26 April 2018

    The industry is keeping a close eye on chemical grade prices after UG2 chrome ore dropped some $50 in a month, but participants say there are various factors supporting the chemical market. Read More

  • Price Briefing April 6 -12 13 April 2018

    Global spot iodine prices tick up on tight supply, bullish sentiment; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of baddeleyite prices; China magnesia market stable while mining restrictions continue; Chinese antimony trioxide market softens amid fears of trade war; PRICING NOTICE: Extended consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price; Weak activity slows chemical chromite trading; foundry-grade spread increasing; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of mica prices Read More

  • IM's March Price Movements IM April 2018

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Weak activity slows chemical chromite trading; foundry-grade spread increasing 11 April 2018

    Chinese chemical chromite buyers have been slow to return to the market after the holiday period with volatility in UG2 chrome ore potentially contributing to the hesitant attitude, while foundry chromite premiums have been increasing. Read More

  • IM prices March 2018 IM April 2018

    See article below from the April issue of Industrial Minerals magazine, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: magnesia, titanium dioxide, chromite, graphite, zircon, lithium and andalusite. Read More

  • Foundry chromite prices strengthen; chemical grade stable 27 March 2018

    Demand for foundry sand continues to drive market prices, while the slow flow of inquiries for chemical grade material from China is upholding existing assessments. Read More

  • Price Briefing March 9-15 16 March 2018

    Chinese flake graphite prices stable on slow demand, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market, zircon buyers mull substitution amid Q2 price increases, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market Read More

  • Prices rise further in chemical, foundry grade chromite markets 07 March 2018

    Strong demand for dried and bagged chromite is driving increases in foundry sand prices while the chemical-grade market is splitting between a cheaper China and more expensive destinations elsewhere in the world. Read More

  • IM's February Price Movements 27 February 2018

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Chromite prices edge up on limited supply 07 February 2018

    The conditions of reduced availability and firm demand, which characterized the second half of last year, have led to an uptick in the prices of chemical and foundry chromite in early February. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 15-21 December 22 December 2017

    Chromite prices remain stable, as do European magnesia markets; Huber announces increases in ATH prices for next year, while Orocobre expects a 25% rise in lithium carbonate contracts for H1 2018. Proposal to delist zircon grades, and Christmas pricing schedule. Read More

  • IM's December Price Movements 22 December 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Chromite market characterized by slow trading in December 19 December 2017

    Prices remained stable for both chemical and foundry grades amid slow trading and limited availability. Read More

  • European magnesia markets quiet at year-end 19 December 2017

    Fused magnesia (FM) prices in Europe have more than doubled in the second half of the year amid a severe shortage of material but have held steady this month, albeit at high levels. Read More

  • IM's November Price Movements IM October-November 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price Briefing 24-30 November 01 December 2017

    Chromite prices firm on low supply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of potash and phosphate prices; The non-metallurgical chromite market has maintained the high prices reached in previous weeks; Fluorspar prices rise amid tight supply Read More

  • Chromite prices firm on low supply 29 November 2017

    The non-metallurgical chromite market has maintained the high prices reached in previous weeks. Read More

  • Chromium ’17: Strong fundamentals support foundry chromite market 10 November 2017

    High demand for material at a time of reduced supply has held prices of foundry sand close to the record levels reached at the end of last year, while sellers see the strong fundamentals continuing into 2018. Read More

  • PRICING NOTICE: Correction to foundry chromite price 07 November 2017

    Industrial Minerals has corrected its foundry grade chromite price, which was published incorrectly on October 31, 2017 due to a reporter error. Read More

  • Price Briefing 27 October - 2 November 03 November 2017

    Foundry grade chromite strengthens; antimony trioxide prices soften in China; Imerys announces increases in its graphite prices. Read More

  • IM's October Price Movements IM October-November 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Foundry chromite prices strengthen 01 November 2017

    Availability of foundry sand remains limited against high levels of demand in main importing markets, while the latest decline in UG2 prices might affect offers of chemical grade chromite. Read More

  • Chemical chromite market slows down 25 October 2017

    Lower offers have emerged for chemical grade material while foundry grade chromite prices continue to hold their ground. Read More

  • UniteCR ’17: Buyers brace for higher raw material prices in '18 05 October 2017

    Several consumers of refractory minerals gathered in Santiago told IM they are certain that “everything will appreciate” next year as shortage of materials will trigger higher contract prices. Read More

  • IM's September Price Movements IM September 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • IM's August Price Movements IM July-August 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Chemical grade chromite prices rebound 06 September 2017

    Chromite price jumped to a new high since May following several months of low benchmarks, as the market is supported by higher UG2 quotes due to lower ferro-chrome imports into China. Read More

  • Price Briefing 18-24 August 25 August 2017

    Dwindling supply lifts Chinese calcined bauxite prices; Renewed supply pressure lifts Chinese antimony trioxide prices; Firm chromite prices amid improving demand; Stricter inspections in China force graphite prices up; Chinese brown fused alumina hit 1.5-year highs Read More

  • Firm chromite prices amid improving demand 23 August 2017

    More activity is taking place in the chemical chromite space, while high demand in Asia supports foundry sand prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 28 July - 3 August 04 August 2017

    Ilmenite prices flat as market takes stock of China mine closures; activity increase lifts chemical chromite prices; Chinese graphite prices keep rising; Imerys Graphite to increase carbon black prices; iodine spot and contract prices tick upwards slightly. Read More

  • Activity increase lifts chemical chromite prices 02 August 2017

    Prices of chemical chromite have adjusted upwards on the higher end although some aggressive bids are still coming in. Suppliers welcome higher demand. Read More

  • Foundry grade chromite price weakens 26 July 2017

    The material moved after months of stability at the high levels reached at the end of last year, falling $30 due to competition in Europe, market participants said. Meanwhile South African chromite production decreased 19% in April while total sales from the country rose 67% month-on-month. Read More

  • Price Briefing 7 -13 July 14 July 2017

    End-of refrigerant season fails to pressure Chinese fluorspar prices; Chemical-grade chromite falls to 14-month low; Production cost spike could lift fused alumina prices; Ilmenite prices dip; Lomon Billions lifts profit forecast on rising TiO2 prices; Chinese soda ash exports hit multi-month high in May while India extends its soda ash anti-dumping duty to 2018. Read More

  • Chemical-grade chromite falls to 14-month low 12 July 2017

    Strict anti-pollution measures continued to hit chromite demand in China and spot prices for the mineral have posted another decline to 14-month low. Read More

  • Price briefing 30 June - 6 July 07 July 2017

    Rutile prices fell while zircon remained stable; titanium dioxide held unchanged, while chemical chromite and antimony trioxide prices declined again. Read More

  • Chemical chromite price moves down again 05 July 2017

    Chemical chromite lost another $10/tonne on the spot market but sellers see a gradual pickup in demand, which they hope could lead to price improvement in the coming weeks. Read More

  • Price briefing 16-22 June 23 June 2017

    A severe supply shortage has lifted fused magnesia prices outside of China; Chinese flake graphite grades post uptick; spot chromite prices fall on lack of Chinese buying; baryte holds unchanged despite heavy rain storm temporarily hitting production in China; antimony trioxide prices under pressure; Chinese producers raise rare earth prices again; ilmenite trading activity slumps leading some to speculate that it could be an end to the rise in prices. Read More

  • Chemical chromite prices slide further 20 June 2017

    The market for chemical-grade chromite remains weak, while the enforcement of new limitation measures on chromium chemical end-markets in China are expected to put additional pressure on raw material demand. Read More

  • Chemical chromite trading slow to restart on lower prices 07 June 2017

    The reduced price levels of chemical chromite are now showing an increased premium over metallurgical UG2, which sellers are trying to uphold. Read More

  • Price briefing 12-18 May 19 May 2017

    The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again. Read More

  • Slow trading persists in chemical chromite 17 May 2017

    Buyers of chemical chromite remain reluctant to settle new deals while prices are volatile, as metallurgical UG2 chrome ore continues to fall, while sources claim foundry sand will not see the same bearish pressure. Read More

  • Price briefing 5-11 May 12 May 2017

    Prices were mixed across a number of industrial minerals markets, with anti-pollution related production shutdowns lifting prices for antimony trioxide, while Chinese fluorspar prices also continue to rise. Amid prices surging over the past months, fluorspar market participants have urged caution amid supply and demand uncertainty. Rutile and titanium dioxide prices have also increased. In contrast, chemical-grade chromite prices have slumped. Read More

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