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  • Price Briefing: June 15-21 22 June 2018

    Foundry grade chromite prices hit new high; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation, amendment to iodine prices; China’s magnesia prices steady amid sporadic buying; Global antimony trioxide market softens, Europe resists; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue talc prices; Lower producer offers weigh on Chinese brown fused alumina prices; Bauxite prices drop further as China supply remains tight; Foundry grade chromite prices hit new high; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade hydroxide prices fall in quiet trading conditions; Trade log June 2018: Lithium; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue selected fluorspar prices Read More

  • Price Briefing: June 8-14 15 June 2018

    Buyers, sellers expect tightness to boost Q3 rutile prices; No movement on Chinese soda ash price despite restored supply sources; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue micronised zircon, zircon opacifiers, zircon flour, and fused zirconia prices; Chinese magnesia export market stagnant, prices unchanged; Zircon price increases confirmed for Q3, with range set to widen; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue kaolin prices Read More

  • Price Briefing: June 1-7 08 June 2018

    Cheaper material offered by smaller producers weigh on Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate, hydroxide prices; European antimony trioxide market softens on lack of sales; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of celestite; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of olivine price; Fresh talk about consolidation of Liaoning province's magnesia sector but prices steady for now; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of kyanite pricing; China fluorspar prices push higher while sellers wait for stronger prices; No movement on Chinese soda ash price despite restored supply sources Read More

  • Price Briefing: May 25 - 31 01 June 2018

    Refractory brown fused alumina prices fall in China, WFA stable; Global antimony trioxide market strengthens upon higher antimony metal price; Indian barite exports further undercut Chinese prices; Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices soften in China; other global prices unchanged; Strong dollar weighs on Indian soda ash list prices Read More

  • Price Briefing: May 18-24 25 May 2018

    Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook; Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals’ iodine prices; Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices; Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe Read More

  • Price briefing May 11-18 18 May 2018

    Bauxite prices drop on low demand; Chinese acidspar prices remain stable for second consecutive week; Chinese antimony trioxide market improves after hitting the bottom; China graphite market to climb on reducing supply, amorphous price edging up; Strong demand and tight supply push soda ash prices up; Lithium hydroxide market moves down on recent fall in carbonate prices, consumer pressure for lower price; European black silicon carbide market softens on sluggish demand. Read More

  • Price Briefing May 4 - 10 11 May 2018

    Global iodine spot market strengthens on bullish sentiment; Sluggish demand drags down global antimony trioxide market; Foundry-grade chromite prices edge up on ongoing tightness; Sparse buying activity leaves Chinese magnesia export prices steady; Chinese lithium carbonate import prices climb but export prices soften, China’s flake graphite prices steady, demand remains quiet; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compound spot prices stabilize, other regions soften. Read More

  • Price Briefing April 27 - May 3 04 May 2018

    Weak demand leads to lower fluorspar acidspar prices; White fused alumina prices edge up on supply concerns; Chinese producers maintain firm prices for spherical graphite; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip further. Read More

  • Price briefing: April 20-27 27 April 2018

    Reduced demand weighs on Chinese domestic spot lithium carbonate prices; Strong carbonate, hydroxide monohydrate prices in China boosting spodumene prices in Q2; Upcoming holiday restricts Chinese graphite prices; seaborne antimony trioxide market softens amid depressed demand; chemical grade chromite price holds despite volatile UG2 prices; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of diatomite; Chinese magnesia prices steady on halt in magnesite mining; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of vermiculite prices Read More

  • 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

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