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  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Carrie Shi
    Published: 14 Feb 2020

    Chinese mineral producers trying to return to work amid the coronavirus disruptions are being hampered by the continuing shortage of land freight options and restrictions on border crossings.

  • By Jon Stibbs
    Sybil Pan
    Published: 13 Feb 2020

    Shipments of flake graphite from Mozambique to China totaled 2,362 tonnes in December, a significant drop of 74.8% from 9,378 tonnes in November, according to official (but unconfirmed) data seen by Fastmarkets.

  • By Carrie Shi
    Published: 12 Feb 2020

    China’s magnesia producers began gradually to resume production this week, with magnesia export prices steady over the past seven days on a limited number of new deals.

  • By Michael Greenfield
    Michael Greenfield
    Published: 11 Feb 2020

    Acidspar exports from China fell against the previous year and imports rose but the nation is still yet to become a net importer of 97% CaF2 fluorspar, according to the latest trade data from China's Customs Bureau.

  • By Carrie Shi
    William Clarke
    Sybil Pan
    Published: 07 Feb 2020

    The coronavirus outbreak in China has severely disrupted logistics in the country, creating a shortage of available lorry drivers and rail freight cars, with transport between provinces severely disrupted.

  • By Davide Ghilotti
    Published: 07 Feb 2020

    Participants active in the bauxite and fused alumina markets expect short-term supply shortages to affect consuming destinations in areas including Europe, while sellers take stock of the shipping disruptions arising from measures taken to contain the coronavirus outbreak in China.


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