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  • Price briefing April 13-19 20 April 2018

    Bauxite calcination plants in Shanxi shut on government orders. Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue kyanite prices. European, North American lithium spot markets up; Chinese spot market unchanged. Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply. PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of one zircon grade, launching another. Lower Chinese prices push white fused alumina market down. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price Read More

  • Price Briefing April 6 -12 13 April 2018

    Global spot iodine prices tick up on tight supply, bullish sentiment; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of baddeleyite prices; China magnesia market stable while mining restrictions continue; Chinese antimony trioxide market softens amid fears of trade war; PRICING NOTICE: Extended consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price; Weak activity slows chemical chromite trading; foundry-grade spread increasing; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of mica prices Read More

  • Price Briefing March 23 - April 5 06 April 2018

    Tightening supply gives zircon, rutile prices a boost as Q2 gets underway; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of wollastonite prices; Chinese lithium market remains slow but prices rise globally; Low-grade magnesia prices fall while stocks rise; Foundry chromite prices strengthen; chemical grade stable; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of sulphur prices Read More

  • Price Briefing March 16 - 22 23 March 2018

    China supply uncertainty pushes brown fused-alumina price up; Chinese spherical graphite prices up on tight supply; Chinese lithium carbonate prices soften amid slip in consumption; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of caustic soda prices; Chinese, European seaborne antimony trioxide markets move up slightly; rest of world prices stable; High-grade magnesia prices steady on lack of raw material supply; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price Read More

  • Price Briefing March 9-15 16 March 2018

    Chinese flake graphite prices stable on slow demand, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market, zircon buyers mull substitution amid Q2 price increases, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market Read More

  • Price Briefing March 2 -8 09 March 2018

    Prices rise further in chemical, foundry grade chromite markets; High-grade DBM prices leap on lack of raw material; Lithium prices rise in China after new year break; Chinese TiO2 producers cite yuan appreciation as they push for price risesPrice Notices Read More

  • Price Briefing February 23 - March 1 02 March 2018

    Persisting market tightness leads to higher andalusite prices in 2018; Extension of consultation period regarding proposal to discontinue kyanite prices; Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price Read More

  • Price Briefing February 16-22 23 February 2018

    European silicon carbide quiet while Chinese market takes break; Indian barytes exporters consolidate dominance in Middle East; antimony trioxide prices mostly steady during Lunar New Year holiday; iodine spot market activity slows, prices adjust; proposal to amend, discontinue refractory clay prices; proposal to discontinue caustic soda prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing February 9 - 15 16 February 2018

    Rise in ilmenite prices to continue after Chinese new year; European graphite market stable while some grades adjust; Chinese fluorspar prices remain firm in run-up to Chinese New Year. Read More

  • Price Briefing February 2-9 09 February 2018

    Chromite prices edge up on limited supply. Global lithium spot prices have remained unaffected following SQM's ramp-up plans. PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to delist two baddeleyite grades, change assessment frequency of remaining price; Discontinuation of three bromine prices. Read More

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