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Magnesia pricing news

  • July 2017

    Magnesia prices continue to rise in China

    17 July 2017

    Turbulence continues in the Chinese magnesia markets with prices of dead burned magnesia following fused magnesia upwards.

  • June 2017

    Price briefing 16-22 June

    23 June 2017

    A severe supply shortage has lifted fused magnesia prices outside of China; Chinese flake graphite grades post uptick; spot chromite prices fall on lack of Chinese buying; baryte holds unchanged despite heavy rain storm temporarily hitting production in China; antimony trioxide prices under pressure; Chinese producers raise rare earth prices again; ilmenite trading activity slumps leading some to speculate that it could be an end to the rise in prices.

  • European fused magnesia prices move up

    21 June 2017

    Lack of material available for export from China has prompted prices of European-produced fused magnesia to increase, while other grades are holding firm.

  • IM's May Price Movements

    07 June 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • May 2017

    Price briefing 19-25 May

    26 May 2017

    Mineral sands producer Iluka raised zircon prices; while ilmenite and rutile prices held firm; China Southern Rare Earth Group Co. unveiled another round of price hike; Magnesia prices unchanged as Chinese government sets new environmental standards; Galaxy Resources complete 2016 offtake spodumene sales

  • Chinese magnesia industry must meet new standards or face shutdown

    26 May 2017

    All magnesia companies in Yingkou city must comply with new environmental standards by 30 September, as part of Beijing’s drive to reduce pollution. Producers which failed to meet the strict environmental standards will be shut down.

  • Price briefing 12-18 May

    19 May 2017

    The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again.

  • China Q1 magnesia exports hit record high as values plunge

    05 May 2017

    Following the cancellation of the export tax on magnesia at the start of the year shipments from the country have continued to increase with CCM and DBM export volumes hitting record highs in March. The average value or price of magnesia exported, meanwhile, continues to decline.

  • Chinese magnesia production disruption worsens

    03 May 2017

    Almost all magnesia producers in Haicheng and Dashiqiao are currently shut amid ongoing environmental controls; while European magnesia prices are stable market participants are wary of impact to the market should the situation in China persist.

  • April 2017

    IM's April Price Movements

    27 April 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • 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.

  • 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

    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.

  • EU magnesia market fails to bow under Chinese pressure

    10 March 2017

    European magnesia prices are holding as the lower offers from China have not generated the sudden knock-on effect that was first feared, while EU producers reported higher demand from customers who cannot source meaningful volumes from China

  • 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.

  • January 2017

    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.

  • 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.

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