17 March 2017
Antimony trioxide spot prices spike; magnesia unchanged but supply to remain tight; China-origin soda ash falls.
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.
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
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.
25 January 2017
Industrial Minerals proposes to change the pricing assessments frequency of kaolin, antimony trioxide, chromite and magnesia.
13 January 2017
Magnesia prices have fallen in the wake of China removing previously enforced export quotas.
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.