24 March 2017
Lithium prices unchanged; brown fused alumina spreads widen; fluorspar continues to climb; antimony trioxide stable; chromite stand-off continues
23 March 2017
The lithium market remained stable over the past week with participants reporting "very good levels" of activity in the China spot market amid slightly quieter trading in the US and Europe.
17 February 2017
Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.
16 February 2017
Material will be sold at $750/tonne on a CFR China basis in H1 2017, moving to a compound-linked price in H2.
10 February 2017
Trading remains quiet in the first week after the Chinese New Year holiday, but a number of industrial mineral miners have announced production update. Antimony trioxide spot prices increased while chromite held firm.
03 February 2017
Industrial minerals prices were unchanged this week during the Chinese New Year holiday where the country is shut. The graphite market in Europe remained largely stable despite the scrapping of Chinese export duties from January.