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TiO2/Zircon pricing news

  • September 2017

    Price briefing 8 - 14 September

    15 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China; European refractory silicon carbide market posts uptick; Chinese magnesia market continues to surge; Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty; Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes; China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes; Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

  • China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes

    15 September 2017

    Chinese producers have announced another wave of domestic price hikes in recent weeks, the 7th round of announcements so far in 2017.

  • Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty

    14 September 2017

    While supply constraints in China allowed some to achieve higher prices a more general market weakness was reported by others in the lead up to the next round of buying.

  • Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes

    14 September 2017

    Recent price increases from Iluka and Rio Tinto have led to higher spot prices amid a slight squeeze in supply.

  • August 2017

    Price Briefing: 28 July - 3 August

    04 August 2017

    Ilmenite prices flat as market takes stock of China mine closures; activity increase lifts chemical chromite prices; Chinese graphite prices keep rising; Imerys Graphite to increase carbon black prices; iodine spot and contract prices tick upwards slightly.

  • Ilmenite prices flat as market takes stock of China mine closures

    03 August 2017

    While ilmenite prices were unchanged this week market participants questioned what impact the closure of mines in China will have on the market.

  • IM's July Price Movements

    03 August 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

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