Q1 2009 results knock out mineral prices

Published: Thursday, 07 May 2009

Graphite and sulphur prices take a hit, while rare earths and titanium dioxide prices avoid punches but are still on the ropes

It’s been another bad week all over for industrial mineral prices, as demonstrated when two major producers of graphite products announced falls in sales.

First GrafTech International Ltd, one of the world’s leading producers of graphite based electrodes, reported a 24% decline in profits for Q1 2009 due...

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