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Soda ash pricing news

  • March 2017

    Price Briefing 10-16 March

    17 March 2017

    Antimony trioxide spot prices spike; magnesia unchanged but supply to remain tight; China-origin soda ash falls.

  • Soda ash prices fall as Chinese output rises

    13 March 2017

    Increasing supply in China has put pressure on domestic light and dense synthetic soda ash spot prices with some suppliers warning that the market could fall further unless supply is curbed.

  • Price Briefing 24 February – 2 March

    03 March 2017

    Environmental controls in China continued to disrupt production for a number of industrial minerals; magnesia prices could rise; antimony trioxide climbed week-on-week; pigments producers announced price hikes for iron oxide.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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