08 August 2018
Increasing demand for refractory materials pushed China’s refractories output up to 9.45 million tonnes in the first half of the year. Magnesia and graphite prices remained firm because of the knock-on effects of environmental regulations.
03 August 2018
Several Chinese magnesia prices trended lower on soft demand and quiet buying activity. High-grade magnesia in particular saw price declines from several-month highs.
02 August 2018
The Trump administration has asked its trade authorities to consider a 25% import duty rate on Chinese minerals rather than the 10% rate it officially proposed in July.
01 August 2018
The new company - RHI Magnesita India - will be better positioned to expand its presence in the Indian refractories market, which has significant growth opportunities while steel capacity develops and local companies innovate.
30 July 2018
The refractories producer managed to offset the rise in raw material costs while it achieved higher turnover and profits.
18 July 2018
The prices of China’s magnesia exports were stable this week because of quiet buying during the summer slowdown, but domestic prices were on a downtrend, especially for low-grade products.
13 July 2018
China's customs department will introduce a much stricter system that local exporters and importers must follow to carry out international trading.
11 July 2018
The US/China trade war is heating up, and industrial minerals are in the firing line.
09 July 2018
An uncertain outlook for magnesia products, financial losses and the burden of environmental regulations have put a price tag of $4.2 million on Haicheng Xinwei Lee Shing Magnesia Resources.
06 July 2018
Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked? Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable
04 July 2018
The local government of Haicheng in China’s Liaoning province has announced a plan to dismantle magnesia kilns which do not meet the latest environmental standards. But Chinese magnesia export prices are currently unchanged on quiet buying activity.