Price Briefing: Week 20

Published: Thursday, 20 May 2010

Chinese energy hikes hit fused minerals; mixed week for rare earths and TiO2 pigment

Chinese barytes prices look to be on the rise as miners’ wages were increased recently and producers will need to recover their costs. An increase of around $3/tonne is expected, which would take Chinese drilling grade, API, unground lump FOB China, to $69-$71/tonne going into June.

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