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.
15 February 2017
Leading soda ash producer Tata Chemicals will expand production capacity in India by 2020 to meet growing domestic demand.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.