Published: 18 Aug 2016
The holder of the world’s largest lithium resource put a small amount of lithium carbonate on the market earlier this month, marking its first commercialisation of the product. The state has big plans for the battery mineral, but local experts remain sceptical.
Published: 12 Aug 2016
IM takes a look at the export stats for China’s refractory materials over the first half of the year including fused magnesia, caustic calcined magnesia, dead burned magnesia, alumina, graphite and silicon carbide.
Published: 04 Aug 2016
A number of producers believe potash prices have bottomed out and that fertiliser demand is expected to recover following key supply contracts in China and India, but capacity will remain capped amid oversupply and weaker y-o-y consumption.
Published: 29 Jul 2016
Some oil and gas industry participants have pointed to the recent uptick in oil prices and rig count as signs of a recovery, however, DW has predicted a turnaround is unlikely before 2018.
Published: 22 Jul 2016
The government's new proposals over the mining of atomic minerals have been criticised by the industry, which opposes both the mining guidelines and the classification of beach sand minerals.
Published: 14 Jul 2016
UK industrial mineral producers face a risk that their exports to the EU will attract duties should the UK government push ahead with plans to leave the EU following the June referendum result.