Published: 19 Sep 2019
Controversy over supply and demand prospects and future applications for zirconia dominated discussions at the Zircon Industry Association conference in Dubai earlier in September. Here are some of the major takeaway points.
Published: 16 Sep 2019
Prices for market electrodes have hit bottom and the market is now waiting for the trigger for prices to rise again, GES Europe analyst Benjamin Sarkoezy tells Fastmarkets in an overview of the current market.
Published: 13 Sep 2019
China’s shipments of refractory-grade bauxite to the international markets was lower year-on-year in July on slow demand from global buyers and disrupted supply within the country.
Published: 12 Sep 2019
Delegates in Berlin say the market may gradually rebalance due to reduced volumes from Mozambique, but argue a turnaround may take time.
Published: 11 Sep 2019
New entrants to the graphite market, such as India, have been attracted to the growing expandable graphite sector because costs in China have risen, according to Roskill Information Services
Published: 10 Sep 2019
Australian miner Syrah will reduce its monthly output of graphite in the fourth quarter of 2019 by about two-thirds compared with the third quarter, because of the current unfavorable market conditions.
Published: 09 Sep 2019
Tight supplies of the mineral sand ilmenite has led to a second price increase in two weeks for the titanium dioxide feedstock.
Published: 05 Sep 2019
Key data from the graphite pricing sessions in Asia and Europe for the week ending Thursday September 5.
Published: 04 Sep 2019
One major Chinese miller has forecast falling demand, but other analysts expect a more resilient market, Fastmarkets heard at the Zircon Industry Association (ZIA) conference in Dubai on September 4.
Published: 03 Sep 2019
Payment of value-added tax at 13% is being avoided by some Chinese exporters, and any government crackdown on tax avoidance to solve this problem could affect the viability of the country’s fluorspar exports.