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  • Price briefing 17-23 February 24 February 2017

    Fears of Chinese production shutdowns due to the governments anti-pollution campaign sent antimony trioxide prices soaring this past week while the improving performance of the steel industry lifted the fluorspar market. Read More

  • Price Briefing 10-16 February 17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase. Read More

  • Price Briefing 3-9 February 10 February 2017

    Trading remains quiet in the first week after the Chinese New Year holiday, but a number of industrial mineral miners have announced production update. Antimony trioxide spot prices increased while chromite held firm. Read More

  • Price Briefing 27 January - 2 February 03 February 2017

    Industrial minerals prices were unchanged this week during the Chinese New Year holiday where the country is shut. The graphite market in Europe remained largely stable despite the scrapping of Chinese export duties from January. Read More

  • Price briefing 20-26 January 27 January 2017

    Trading activities in many minerals are expected to stall in the next two weeks during Chinese New Year, but lithium prices could rise in Q2. TiO2 may also see further increases, as bauxite and fused alumina remain firm on supply shortage. Read More

  • Price briefing 13-19 January 20 January 2017

    Trading is starting to slow down due to the Chinese New Year holiday, business in chromite is stalling but some restocking ahead of the holiday has lifted antimony trioxide prices; titanium dioxide prices continued the uptrend seen in 2016. Read More

  • Price Briefing 6 -12 January 13 January 2017

    Graphite and magnesia prices fall after the cancellation of export duty, while antimony trioxide price increase on restocking. Despite rising raw material costs, calcined alumina prices remained largely unchanged. Read More

  • 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. Read More

  • Price Briefing 16-22 December 23 December 2016

    Trading activities wind down this week ahead of the festive season with most industrial minerals prices unchanged, although chromite prices increased again as buyers are keen to secure 2017 supplies. Read More

  • Price Briefing 2-8 December 09 December 2016

    Anti-pollution related production shutdown in China has yet to impact spot bauxite and brown fused alumina prices, while iodine prices remained low as producers undercut offer to battle for market shares. Read More

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