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  • PRICING NOTICE: Open consultation on industrial minerals methodology

    Tuesday, 01 September 2020

    Fastmarkets is inviting feedback from the industry on its pricing methodology for its industrial minerals, as part of its annual methodology review process and compliance with the International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO) principles for PRAs.

  • Bauxite prices fall despite supply shortage, fused alumina follows

    Monday, 24 August 2020

    Refractory grade bauxite prices in China dropped in the two weeks to Thursday, August 20 amid “extremely slow” demand, while both brown fused alumina (BFA) and white fused alumina (WFA) prices remained under pressure.

  • Andalusite supply tightens on low output, shipping delays

    Wednesday, 03 June 2020

    The availability of andalusite tightened following closures in key producing countries and ongoing delays in shipping, prompting higher prices for material delivered into Europe.

  • Andalusite mining operations off to slow restart

    Tuesday, 12 May 2020

    Producers of andalusite in various countries have been able to restart operations after Covid-19 pandemic lockdowns, although they warned that a return to pre-closure output volumes will be slow and gradual.

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  • Andalusite seeks new balance amid shifts in supply, demand

    Wednesday, 09 September 2020

    The andalusite market has been rocked by a drop in supplies following closures related to the Covid-19 pandemic in producing countries, and a subsequent adjustment in demand in some consuming markets. But sources believe that a new balance is in sight.

  • Andalusite edges towards market stabilisation

    Thursday, 20 December 2018

    Improved production in most mining areas is prompting hopes that andalusite supply tightness may ease in the near to mid term, but prices are expected to stay firm due to strong end markets.

  • 2017: The year of the supply squeeze

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    If 2016 should be remembered with a shudder, then 2017 will be remembered as the year when it became harder to source minerals. The supply situation changed for many minerals in the markets that Industrial Minerals covers, not least because many producers were simply shut down by strict environmental laws in China, or found it harder to source materials due to demand-side challenges, consultant editor Siobhan Lismore-Scott writes.

  • Andalusite market tightens up

    Thursday, 14 December 2017

    Market patterns in the andalusite trade are likely to change next year because suppliers are fixing shorter contracts while demand is high and output is limited - prices are set to increase.

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