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  • Price briefing 13-19 January 20 January 2017

    Trading is starting to slow down due to the Chinese New Year holiday, business in chromite is stalling but some restocking ahead of the holiday has lifted antimony trioxide prices; titanium dioxide prices continued the uptrend seen in 2016. Read More

  • Price Briefing 6 -12 January 13 January 2017

    Graphite and magnesia prices fall after the cancellation of export duty, while antimony trioxide price increase on restocking. Despite rising raw material costs, calcined alumina prices remained largely unchanged. Read More

  • Price briefing 30 December - 5 January 06 January 2017

    Graphite market weighs up scrapping of export taxes; China rare earth prices stable for January; alumina and bauxite supply reportedly tight in China; Chinese DBM, CCM export value drops; Chinese TiO2 producers hike prices again. Read More

  • Price Briefing 16-22 December 23 December 2016

    Trading activities wind down this week ahead of the festive season with most industrial minerals prices unchanged, although chromite prices increased again as buyers are keen to secure 2017 supplies. Read More

  • Price Briefing 2-8 December 09 December 2016

    Anti-pollution related production shutdown in China has yet to impact spot bauxite and brown fused alumina prices, while iodine prices remained low as producers undercut offer to battle for market shares. Read More

  • Price Briefing 25 November - 1 December 02 December 2016

    Magnesia prices unchanged amid concerns of further decline, chemical-grade chromite rises and lithium annual 2017 contracts started to conclude following lengthy negotiations. Bauxite, fused alumina prices held unchanged despite more anticipated production shutdowns. Read More

  • Price Briefing 18-24 November 25 November 2016

    Fluorspar prices remain stable, iodine and antimony trioxide increase while higher raw material cost boost white fused alumina value. Read More

  • Price Briefing 11-17 November 18 November 2016

    Industrial minerals spot markets were mostly quiet this week but chromite prices continued their ascent amid tight supply. Read More

  • Price Briefing 4-9 November 11 November 2016

    The TiO2 industry sees improving demand, chromite prices continue their weekly increases amid firm demand and lithium buyers expressed frustration as producers hike annual contract rates. Read More

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