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  • May 2018

    China’s refractory materials output up 11% in Q1

    25 May 2018

    Increasing demand for some refractory materials and increasing output compared with last year pushed China’s refractories output to 4.76 million tonnes in the first quarter of the year, the first rise for two years.

  • China graphite market to climb on reducing supply; amorphous price edging up

    18 May 2018

    Graphite producers in Qingdao suspended production this week to guarantee better air conditions before the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Summit in June, supporting graphite flake prices, while amorphous graphite prices into Europe increased.

  • China’s flake graphite prices steady; demand remains quiet

    11 May 2018

    Chinese flake graphite export prices are unchanged this week, with spot buying activity thin, with spherical graphite export prices similarly unchanged.

  • Chinese producers maintain firm prices for spherical graphite

    04 May 2018

    Graphite producers expect new restrictions on operations in Shandong province ahead of a government summit in the area next month to but prices are unchanged for now.

  • April 2018

    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

  • Upcoming holiday restricts Chinese graphite prices

    27 April 2018

    China’s graphite market was steady this week, with downstream buyers in no hurry to place orders before the Labour Day holiday (April 29-May 1) and staying on the sidelines.

  • Price briefing April 13-19

    20 April 2018

    Bauxite calcination plants in Shanxi shut on government orders. Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue kyanite prices. European, North American lithium spot markets up; Chinese spot market unchanged. Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply. PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of one zircon grade, launching another. Lower Chinese prices push white fused alumina market down. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price

  • Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply

    13 April 2018

    The price for uncoated spherical graphite in China has increased twice over the course of one month, while demand from overseas buyers has led to a rebound in Chinese export volumes.

  • IM's March Price Movements

    13 April 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

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