17 March 2017
Antimony trioxide spot prices spike; magnesia unchanged but supply to remain tight; China-origin soda ash falls.
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.
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.
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.
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.