Price Briefing: Week 38

Published: Thursday, 23 September 2010

Vermiculite hiked for 2011, while chromite, graphite, soda ash and kaolin strengthen

Vermiculite prices are set to rise in 2011, with South Africa’s Palabora Mining Co. said to be behind the move. The major global supplier has been facing rising costs and a strong South African rand.

Vermiculite demand is increasing and supply, particularly of coarse grade material, is tight.

Producers are...

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