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  • Price Briefing 16-22 September 23 September 2016

    Most minerals' prices remained stable with little trading activities following the mid-autumn festival holiday in China. Imerys has raised its calcium carbonate prices while Orocobre expects its lithium prices to reach $10,000/tonne. Read More

  • Price Briefing 9-16 September 2016 16 September 2016

    Mineral sands prices moved up on increased activity in titanium dioxide and tighter supply from China; antimony trioxide continues to rise on the back of strength in antimony metal; suppliers of chemical grade chrome ore have raised their quotes further but the degree of acceptance from the market remains to be seen. Read More

  • Price Briefing 2-8 September 2016 09 September 2016

    Mongolia fluorspar producers secured higher 2017 contract prices, antimony trioxide spot prices continued to climb, chromite suppliers raised their offers amid firm demand, while titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstock ilmenite prices gained. Read More

  • Price briefing 26 August – 01 September 02 September 2016

    Antimony Trioxide prices spiked over the past two months as the Chinese government further restrict export quota, while chromite price held firm amid strong demand and crimped mined output. Similarly in ilmenite, supply demand fundamental has lifted the TiO2 feedstock prices. Meanwhile, unfavourable exchange rate movements pulled Chinese lithium spot prices lower and increased Chinese supply put pressure on brown fused alumina. Read More

  • Price briefing 19-25 August 2016 26 August 2016

    Trading remains quiet in iodine and graphite as prices edge down further, while some fused alumina production is resuming in China following weeks of shutdown. Market activities are expected to increase in the coming weeks as the European holiday season comes to an end. Read More

  • Price Briefing 12–18 August 2016 19 August 2016

    Ahead of the US presidential election in November, democratic nominee Hillary Clinton has appointed former interior secretary, Ken Salazar, to chair her presidential transition team - a move that was seen by some as positive for the struggling fracking industry. Read More

  • Price Briefing 5–11 August 2016 12 August 2016

    Producer reported higher bromine prices in Q2; more pigments producers announced TiO2 price increases; lithium 2017 contract talks to begin and brown fused alumina prices tick higher. Read More

  • Price Briefing 29 July – 4 August 2016 05 August 2016

    Chinese TiO2 producers announced ninth price hike; graphite trading slows in the summer season, while Chinese chromite buyers hold back from the market; stricter anti-pollution checks in China are continuing to hit on fused minerals production, and reduced output has supported prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing 22-29 July 2016 29 July 2016

    Existing inventory in brown fused alumina prevented prices gain amid supply tightness; Chinese TiO2 producers announced eighth price hike; fertiliser prices expected to remain low in 2016 while fluorspar prices held at five-year lows as supply far outstripped demand. Read More

  • Price Briefing 15-21 July 2016 22 July 2016

    Supply disruption in China fails to lift bauxite and brown fused alumina prices; chromite sees an increase in buying activity in China; Indian potash contracts signed at lower y-o-y levels. Read More

  • Price Briefing 8-14 July 2016 15 July 2016

    Chinese lithium spot prices continue to decline; iodine price declines show no sign of letting up; Chinese potash contracts signed; alumina prices fall Read More

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