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  • Price Briefing January 12 - 18 19 January 2018

    European graphite prices rise in early 2018 contracts; Chinese acidspar prices jump up by $100 on array of domestic factors; Seaborne antimony trioxide market picks up while European domestic prices adjust; Chinese ilmenite prices soften; Chinese soda ash prices stay flat as supply increases Read More

  • Price Briefing: January 5-11 12 January 2018

    Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 29 December-4 January 05 January 2018

    Chinese domestic lithium carbonate prices soften as 2018 starts; ATH prices set to rise in 2018; sellers pushing for 'sizeable' increases; Iodine global prices strengthen at start of 2018; Zircon prices rise, characterized by short supply; Sluggish global antimony trioxide market while European prices soften. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 15-21 December 22 December 2017

    Chromite prices remain stable, as do European magnesia markets; Huber announces increases in ATH prices for next year, while Orocobre expects a 25% rise in lithium carbonate contracts for H1 2018. Proposal to delist zircon grades, and Christmas pricing schedule. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 8-14 December 15 December 2017

    Graphite spot prices in China overtake Europe; China Northern decreases rare earth prices; Pricing notice: ilmenite; Chinese silicon carbide exports dip, European prices edge higher Read More

  • Price briefing December 1-8 08 December 2017

    Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths Read More

  • Price Briefing 24-30 November 01 December 2017

    Chromite prices firm on low supply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of potash and phosphate prices; The non-metallurgical chromite market has maintained the high prices reached in previous weeks; Fluorspar prices rise amid tight supply Read More

  • Price briefing 17-23 November 24 November 2017

    Antimony trioxide prices move down on low demand; two of China’s largest producers have reduced their rare earths guidance prices; zircon availability is low; Industrial Minerals launches Chinese domestic grade of lithium hydroxide. Read More

  • 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

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