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  • February 2017

    Price Briefing 10-16 February

    17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

  • Tata Chemicals to increase synthetic soda ash output in India

    15 February 2017

    Leading soda ash producer Tata Chemicals will expand production capacity in India by 2020 to meet growing domestic demand.

  • Price Briefing 3-9 February

    10 February 2017

    Trading remains quiet in the first week after the Chinese New Year holiday, but a number of industrial mineral miners have announced production update. Antimony trioxide spot prices increased while chromite held firm.

  • Soda ash exports from China fall 10% in 2016

    09 February 2017

    Soda ash volumes exported from China in 2016 fell by 10% compared with the previous year while the value of the mineral exported dipped by 7% over the same period.

  • Improved production margin lifts Tata Chemicals Q3

    08 February 2017

    Indian-based fertiliser and chemicals producer Tata Chemicals has reported higher income during the Q3 2016/17 Indian financial year as its global soda ash operation achieved improved production margin, while normal monsoon supported fertiliser demand.

  • January 2017

    Pricing notice: Correction to soda ash prices

    18 January 2017

    IM's soda ash prices were mistakenly not updated on 12 January 2017. Please note changes to IM's CIF Far East and FOB China prices.

  • Shandong Haihua 2016 soda ash profit hit by leaking accident

    05 January 2017

    The accident experienced by the soda ash producer, which caused up to $53m worth of damage, could leave a dent in its 2016 profit. However higher glass consumption owing to a revival in China's real estate sector are driving soda ash values upwards.

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