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  • April 2017

    Mexichem records higher sales in Q1

    27 April 2017

    Mexichem's fluent division continues to see lower profit levels as the transition towards higher-value segments continues, while its vinyl business benefited from most of the increase in demand and prices.

  • US imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese refrigerants imports

    27 April 2017

    The US will impose anti-dumping duties on China-origin refrigerants imports, with effect from 1 March 2017.

  • Surging freight rates in Asia push mineral shipping costs higher

    25 April 2017

    Rising freight rates in Asia continued to lift transportation costs for a number of industrial minerals from China, with buyers telling IM that vessel space is limited despite the higher cost.

  • Chinese state agencies co-operate to combat tax evasion, minerals smuggling

    21 April 2017

    Following an announcement by the Chinese tax authority to clamp down on import and export checks on 20 April, three different government bodies have signed an information sharing agreement as part of Beijing’s intensifying efforts against illegal smuggling activities and tax evasion.

  • US imposes anti-dumping duties on Chinese refrigerants imports

    10 April 2017

    The US will impose anti-dumping duties on China-origin refrigerants imports, with effect from 1 March 2017.

  • Price briefing 31 March – 6 April

    07 April 2017

    Chromite buying activities may increase in Q2; fluorspar prices outside China flat but demand expected to improve; spherical graphite stagnant; white fused alumina prices fall

  • China supply disruption fails to lift fluorspar prices elsewhere

    07 April 2017

    Despite the recent uptrend of China-origin fluorspar, prices elsewhere in the world have remained largely stable as consumers remain well-covered by long-term contracts. Amid improving demand and the ongoing anti-pollution related supply cut in China, some are optimistic of a recovery following six years of depressed demand and falling prices.

  • March 2017

    Price briefing 17-23 March

    24 March 2017

    Lithium prices unchanged; brown fused alumina spreads widen; fluorspar continues to climb; antimony trioxide stable; chromite stand-off continues

  • Fluorspar prices continue to rise in China

    24 March 2017

    Fluorspar prices have risen in China in recent weeks, taking strength from a recovery in key end markets as well some tightness in supply.

  • Demonstrations end at Canada Fluorspar plant

    08 March 2017

    Demonstrations that occurred last week over complaints that the company was failing to hire locally have now ended. The company has confirmed it is still on track to begin production of 200,000 tpa in the last quarter of 2017.

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