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Magnesia pricing news

  • June 2018

    China’s magnesia prices steady amid sporadic buying

    20 June 2018

    China’s magnesia export prices are unchanged after the Dragon Boat Festival holiday (June 16-18) due to limited buying interest, with most buyers holding off and waiting for a clear market direction.

  • Chinese magnesia export market stagnant, prices unchanged

    13 June 2018

    China’s magnesia export prices remained at current level without any fluctuation on thin buying activities from buyers. Market participants kept monitoring the market waiting for clearer direction on releasing the restriction on magnesite mining.

  • IM's May Price Movements

    05 June 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Fresh talk about consolidation of Liaoning province's magnesia sector but prices steady for now

    05 June 2018

    Local authorities' plans to consolidate regional sector over the next four months have yet to have any discernible effect on local magnesia prices

  • 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.

  • IM prices April 2018

    17 May 2018

  • Sparse buying activity leaves Chinese magnesia export prices steady

    09 May 2018

    Export prices for all grades of Chinese magnesia remained stable this week, despite the declining availability of spot materials, because magnesite mining has been halted since mid-April.

  • Chinese magnesia exports down in Mar on high export prices

    08 May 2018

    Shipments of all grades of magnesia were down in March, compared to March 2017, on thin buying interest from international buyers.

  • 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

  • Chinese magnesia prices steady on halt in magnesite mining

    25 April 2018

    The stoppage to magnesite mining in Liaoning province continued this week, and with no confirmed news on when a restart will happen, magnesia export prices were unchanged on quiet buying activity.

  • Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining

    17 April 2018

    A sudden government-ordered halt to magnesite mining in China’s main magnesia-producing province has triggered a rise in domestic prices, with exporters planning to raise export prices if the restriction continues.

  • Price Briefing April 6 -12

    13 April 2018

    Global spot iodine prices tick up on tight supply, bullish sentiment; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of baddeleyite prices; China magnesia market stable while mining restrictions continue; Chinese antimony trioxide market softens amid fears of trade war; PRICING NOTICE: Extended consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price; Weak activity slows chemical chromite trading; foundry-grade spread increasing; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of mica prices

  • IM's March Price Movements

    13 April 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • China magnesia market stable while mining restrictions continue

    11 April 2018

    Prices in the global markets for magnesia products remained steady over the past week despite the challenges of mining restrictions, lackluster demand and reduced availability.

  • Price Briefing March 23 - April 5

    06 April 2018

    Tightening supply gives zircon, rutile prices a boost as Q2 gets underway; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of wollastonite prices; Chinese lithium market remains slow but prices rise globally; Low-grade magnesia prices fall while stocks rise; Foundry chromite prices strengthen; chemical grade stable; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of sulphur prices

  • Chinese magnesia exports rise in February

    03 April 2018

    Shipments of caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) and fused magnesia (FM) rose in February 2018 on an annual basis, while dead burned magnesia (DBM) exports fell slightly.

  • March 2018

    IM prices March 2018

    28 March 2018

    See article below from the April issue of Industrial Minerals magazine, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: magnesia, titanium dioxide, chromite, graphite, zircon, lithium and andalusite.

  • Low-grade magnesia prices fall while stocks rise

    28 March 2018

    Chinese low-grade magnesia prices moved downward because of increasing stock levels amid thin buying activity among downstream refractory producers, while high-grade magnesia prices were unchanged on a lack of magnesite ore.

  • Weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market

    14 March 2018

    Chinese magnesia markets have seen limited transactions over the past week with demand muted and most overseas buyers reluctant to make deals because of firm prices.

  • Price Briefing March 2 -8

    09 March 2018

    Prices rise further in chemical, foundry grade chromite markets; High-grade DBM prices leap on lack of raw material; Lithium prices rise in China after new year break; Chinese TiO2 producers cite yuan appreciation as they push for price risesPrice Notices

  • High-grade DBM prices leap on lack of raw material

    07 March 2018

    There is a diverging trend between rising high-grade dead burned magnesia and falling low-grade material quotes, with raw material supply shortages putting pressure on DBM producers.

  • February 2018

    IM's February Price Movements

    27 February 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • IM's January Price Movements

    01 February 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • January 2018

    Price Briefing January 19 - 25

    26 January 2018

    European magnesia prices firm in new contracts; Chinese fluorspar prices stay firm on limited output; Chinese lithium carbonate prices down; European prices increase

  • European magnesia prices firm in new contracts

    23 January 2018

    Deals for fused magnesia in Europe are being set at higher prices in the early part of the year, amid tightness and low availability in the market, with the price pressure also affecting agricultural caustic calcined products.

  • Price Briefing: January 5-11

    12 January 2018

    Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of magnesia grades

    08 January 2018

    Industrial Minerals has discontinued three of its magnesia grades, effective January 5.

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