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  • Price Briefing 10-16 November 17 November 2017

    Antimony metal prices push up Chinese, domestic European, US antimony trioxide prices; Chinese lithium consumers look to stock up; Chromium ’17: Strong fundamentals support foundry chromite market ; Pricing notice: Discontinuation of several lithium prices Read More

  • Price Briefing 3-9 November 10 November 2017

    Fluorspar and antimony prices hold flat, while Chinese lithium prices tick higher. Read More

  • Price Briefing 27 October - 2 November 03 November 2017

    Foundry grade chromite strengthens; antimony trioxide prices soften in China; Imerys announces increases in its graphite prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 20-26 October 27 October 2017

    Iodine price hits 15-month high after CPHI; TiO2 market holds firm while paint producers lift prices; Ilmenite market stalls, rutile tightens; chemical chromite slows down; European fused magnesia on the up again. Read More

  • Price Briefing 13-19 October 20 October 2017

    Antimony trioxide falls on lack of consumer appetite; China refrigerant demand supports fluorspar prices; Lithium prices in Europe chase Chinese market; IM proposes to delist its potash and phosphate prices Read More

  • Chinese lithium carbonate spot prices remain world price driver 13 October 2017

    European and US lithium carbonate and hydroxide spot prices rose this week led by higher prices in the Chinese market where consumers are reporting a lack of available material. Read More

  • Price briefing 6 - 12 October 13 October 2017

    European fused magnesia prices rise further after Chinese prices extended the rally after holidays; Andalusite supply contracts expected to be shorter, costlier; Antimony trioxide prices dip over Golden Week; Higher Chinese prices push up European silicon carbide market; Zircon, ilmenite price rise as rutile makes moderate gains; Chinese TiO2 producers raise prices in October as buyers scramble for limited supply Read More

  • Price briefing 29 September – 5 October 06 October 2017

    With China shut for the golden week holiday between 1-8 October, business across many industrial minerals remained very quiet. But environmental restrictions in the country continue to disrupt production in many minerals. Graphite prices in Europe spike amid output crimp and rising demand; Fused alumina producing region in Henan province have enforced mass shutdowns from November onwards; and with the draconian anti-pollution measures and related shutdowns showing no sign of abating, a number of buyers are also anticipating higher raw material costs in 2018. Read More

  • Price briefing 22-28 September 29 September 2017

    Ilmenite prices firmed; several buyers hope to settle 2018 refractory minerals supply contract early; market participants warned of potential acidspar price increase in China; antimony trioxide softens ahead of the Golden Week holiday Read More

  • Price briefing 15–21 September 22 September 2017

    Chinese fused magnesia prices hit all-time high; a ban on sales of explosives propel bauxite prices; brown fused alumina hit two-year high; iodine rises as consumers stock up; lithium prices held firm Read More

  • Price briefing 8 - 14 September 15 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China; European refractory silicon carbide market posts uptick; Chinese magnesia market continues to surge; Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty; Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes; China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes; Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September. Read More

  • Price Briefing 1-7 September 08 September 2017

    Chromite prices rebound; stronger renminbi supports brown fused alumina prices; supply shortage supports bauxite; global iodine price move up; antimony trioxide stalls. Read More

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