29 September 2017
A number of market participants are wary of another fluorspar price increase in October as China is closed for business for a week-long national holiday. The ongoing output cuts due to environmental controls and the depreciating US dollar value are supporting fluorspar prices, which are increasingly setting the tone for the 2018 annual supply contract negotiations.
15 September 2017
Spot metspar prices in Europe strengthened in mid-September following months of stability as the supply shortage in China finally bites. The strong euro against the dollar has also encouraged buying amid improving demand.