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  • 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

  • Price briefing 25 August – 31 August 01 September 2017

    European fused magnesia prices surged; antimony trioxide market hit new highs; rising lithium carbonate prices to catch up with hydroxide; lower inventories lift iodine prices Read More

  • Price Briefing 18-24 August 25 August 2017

    Dwindling supply lifts Chinese calcined bauxite prices; Renewed supply pressure lifts Chinese antimony trioxide prices; Firm chromite prices amid improving demand; Stricter inspections in China force graphite prices up; Chinese brown fused alumina hit 1.5-year highs Read More

  • Price Briefing 11-17 August 18 August 2017

    Graphite prices rise again; magnesia up as environmental back on Lioaning; iodine increases; antimony trioxide stays unchanged in midsummer; Industrial Minerals proposes to delist barytes and bentonite grades; fluorspar drops; ICL and APC conclude potash supply contracts with India. Read More

  • Price briefing 4-10 August 11 August 2017

    Two Chinese producers announced another price hike for rare earth; while strict environment checks pushed brown fused alumina higher. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 28 July - 3 August 04 August 2017

    Ilmenite prices flat as market takes stock of China mine closures; activity increase lifts chemical chromite prices; Chinese graphite prices keep rising; Imerys Graphite to increase carbon black prices; iodine spot and contract prices tick upwards slightly. Read More

  • Price briefing 21-27 July 28 July 2017

    Strict environmental restrictions on production continued to support Chinese magnesia and fused alumina prices; while raw material supply shortage lifts bauxite prices; antimony trioxide increases on consumer restocking; ilmenite prices rebound; Foundry chromite falls; iodine edged higher Read More

  • Price briefing 14 – 20 July 21 July 2017

    Chinese graphite prices rebound following sharp decline when China scrapped export tax in January; Closure of numerous small mines in China supports ilmenite market; European producer Alteo to increase price on all speciality alumina products; Global antimony trioxide price drop; IM spodumene delisting notice Read More

  • Price Briefing 7 -13 July 14 July 2017

    End-of refrigerant season fails to pressure Chinese fluorspar prices; Chemical-grade chromite falls to 14-month low; Production cost spike could lift fused alumina prices; Ilmenite prices dip; Lomon Billions lifts profit forecast on rising TiO2 prices; Chinese soda ash exports hit multi-month high in May while India extends its soda ash anti-dumping duty to 2018. Read More

  • Price briefing 30 June - 6 July 07 July 2017

    Rutile prices fell while zircon remained stable; titanium dioxide held unchanged, while chemical chromite and antimony trioxide prices declined again. Read More

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