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  • April 2017

    Zibo to halve refractory capacity in transition plan

    24 April 2017

    The aim of the governmental initiative is to boost production of high-value materials while, at the same time, keep a close eye on companies’ tax payments and environmental practices.

  • Yingkou to control magnesite mining volumes

    21 April 2017

    The magnesia-producing city wants to consolidate the local industry while, at the same time, clamp down on pollution and overcapacity.

  • Indian mineral index grows 3% in February

    21 April 2017

    Larger output of coal boosted the index for the month, as well as industrial minerals including bauxite and chromite.

  • Fused magnesia prices increase in China

    12 April 2017

    Intermittent production issues are starting to have an effect on Chinese export prices for fused magnesia, while caustic calcined and dead-burned magnesia are holding for the moment. Meanwhile demand for European material is on the rise, according to market participants.

  • Brazil doubles magnesia exports in Q1

    10 April 2017

    Volumes of fused, caustic calcined and dead burned magnesia shipped abroad by Brazilian exporters more than doubled in the first quarter as US demand continues to fare strongly.

  • Pricing notice: Magnesia FOB China prices updated online

    05 April 2017

    Please note that due to a technical issue Industrial Minerals' FOB China magnesia prices were not published on 4 April 2017.

  • March 2017

    Chinese refractory products output falls in 2016

    31 March 2017

    China’s output of refractory products (excluding source materials) continues to fall.

  • Ohio will host new HarbisonWalker refractories plant

    28 March 2017

    HarbisonWalker's has chosen South Point, Lawrence Country as the best location for its $30m monolithic refractories facility due to existing infrastructure.

  • Bauxite & Alumina ’17: Monolithics to continue growth trend

    20 March 2017

    Unshaped refractories are expected to gain further traction in emerging markets, while penetration in mature markets will be slow, according to leading refractories producer Calderys.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 March

    17 March 2017

    Antimony trioxide spot prices spike; magnesia unchanged but supply to remain tight; China-origin soda ash falls.

  • IM in Liaoning: China's magnesia supply set to remain tight until H2

    15 March 2017

    During a recent trip to visit magnesia companies in Haicheng and Dashiqiao, in China’s Liaoning province, IM’s Albert Li learned that supply has become very tight, as a result of severe environmental restrictions. This has led to a surge in domestic prices and an expectation of a similar rise in export prices.

  • AMG increases profit in Q4

    09 March 2017

    Operations in the quarter were supported by positive developments in the AMG's critical minerals segment including better product mix and stronger sales, as capital expenditure increased to fund ongoing projects in lithium and graphite.

  • Rebound in US magnesia demand in early 2017

    07 March 2017

    US demand for Brazilian magnesia has surged 500% in volume terms in 2017 to date, while Latin American and European destinations recorded slower demand flows.

  • Magnesia supply issues ahead in China, market says

    03 March 2017

    Chinese magnesia market participants believe production stoppages and the resulting supply implications will impact domestic prices as material continues to flow out of the country at lower values due to the lifting of the export quota.

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