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  • February 2017

    HarbisonWalker to set up monolithic refractory plant

    17 February 2017

    The plant will add to the existing capacity HarbisonWalker has in the US and represents the company's strategy to reinforce its position in refractories.

  • Acquisitions boost Imerys’ 2016 revenues

    16 February 2017

    Imerys’ long list of recently completed acquisitions brought in over €140m in additional revenue, boosting the company’s yearly turnover, as income showed robust growth while refractories remained difficult.

  • Double-digit sales growth for Martin Marietta

    15 February 2017

    Recovery in construction led to improved performance in all three geographical areas Martin Marietta operates in, while the new Trump government’s focus on infrastructural spending bodes well for the future of the sector.

  • Brazil cuts magnesia exports in 2016

    06 February 2017

    Magnesia exports from the leading Latin American producing nation saw a double-digit decline in value, as shipments to the US alone fell by almost $15m.

  • January 2017

    Demand for refractory minerals rises in South Korea

    26 January 2017

    Falling prices spur higher silicon carbide, alumina refractory brick imports; magnesite imports stay soft; PMI still below 50 but climbing.

  • Proposed change to a number of IM’s pricing assessment frequency

    25 January 2017

    Industrial Minerals proposes to change the pricing assessments frequency of kaolin, antimony trioxide, chromite and magnesia.

  • Indian mineral production grows in November

    23 January 2017

    Limestone, magnesite and coal push the country’s monthly mineral index upwards despite a decrease in the extraction of bauxite and chromite.

  • Magnesia prices plunge after China scraps export quota

    13 January 2017

    Magnesia prices have fallen in the wake of China removing previously enforced export quotas.

  • Price briefing 30 December - 5 January

    06 January 2017

    Graphite market weighs up scrapping of export taxes; China rare earth prices stable for January; alumina and bauxite supply reportedly tight in China; Chinese DBM, CCM export value drops; Chinese TiO2 producers hike prices again.

  • Chinese DBM, CCM export value drops

    04 January 2017

    Caustic calcined magnesia exports in 2016 continued to be down from last year while dead burned magnesia sales improved on 2015 albeit the market saw a notable price drop.

  • China's fused magnesia exports hit 2016 record in Nov

    03 January 2017

    Exports of fused magnesia out of China rose to a two-year high in November last year in volume terms, while declining unit prices have kept overall value down.

  • Magnesita appoints new CFO

    03 January 2017

    The Brazilian company is adapting the composition of its management as it moves forward with the planned merger with RHI to form LSE-listed refractory giant RHI Magnesita.

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