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  • 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

  • Price Briefing 23-29 June 30 June 2017

    Bauxite and antimony trioxide prices moved down this week while iodine prices inched upwards. Meanwhile ilmenite and rutile markets remained unchanged. Read More

  • Price briefing 16-22 June 23 June 2017

    A severe supply shortage has lifted fused magnesia prices outside of China; Chinese flake graphite grades post uptick; spot chromite prices fall on lack of Chinese buying; baryte holds unchanged despite heavy rain storm temporarily hitting production in China; antimony trioxide prices under pressure; Chinese producers raise rare earth prices again; ilmenite trading activity slumps leading some to speculate that it could be an end to the rise in prices. Read More

  • Price briefing 9-15 June 16 June 2017

    Bauxite prices rocket higher; fluorspar spot market in Europe tracked China higher; antimony trioxide prices soften; titanium dioxide prices could rise further; according to Chinese producer Lomon Billions. Read More

  • Price briefing 2-8 June 09 June 2017

    Ilmenite price ranges widened on buyer-reluctance, as rutile remained unchanged; chromite price stable; silicon carbide spreads tighten; APMDC gear up for baryte tender; fluorspar producers outside China plan price increase; India soda ash prices rise amid shipping delay; antimony trioxide prices soften Read More

  • Price briefing 26 May - 1 June 02 June 2017

    Strict anti-pollution controls in China continue to impact bauxite production, lifting prices; while rising raw material costs support white fused alumina; rutile prices registered small gain, ilmenite holds firm; andalusite supply in 2017 to fall; barytes fell amid global oversupply; aluminium trifluoride value spike on higher fluorspar prices Read More

  • Price briefing 19-25 May 26 May 2017

    Mineral sands producer Iluka raised zircon prices; while ilmenite and rutile prices held firm; China Southern Rare Earth Group Co. unveiled another round of price hike; Magnesia prices unchanged as Chinese government sets new environmental standards; Galaxy Resources complete 2016 offtake spodumene sales Read More

  • Price briefing 12-18 May 19 May 2017

    The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again. Read More

  • Price briefing 5-11 May 12 May 2017

    Prices were mixed across a number of industrial minerals markets, with anti-pollution related production shutdowns lifting prices for antimony trioxide, while Chinese fluorspar prices also continue to rise. Amid prices surging over the past months, fluorspar market participants have urged caution amid supply and demand uncertainty. Rutile and titanium dioxide prices have also increased. In contrast, chemical-grade chromite prices have slumped. Read More

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