Fluorspar post-2009

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Published: Monday, 26 October 2009

Delegates attending IM’s Fluorspar 2009 in Valencia may well reminisce on the mood of the market in the run up to last year’s gathering in Montreal – nobody foresaw the reversal of fortunes that would occur 2009. Gerry Clarke reviews the changing fluorspar landscape

In 2007, fluorspar production rose 26%, hitting yearly record highs, from 4.52m. tonnes in 2000 to 5.69m. tonnes. Nine countries accounted for 95% of 2008’s estimated 5.84m. tonnes global fluorspar production - yet another record and one that is likely to stay for some years.

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