Price Briefing: Week 11 – fluorspar, kaolin, chromite, frac sand

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 17 March 2011

Prices rising for Mexican, Mongolian fluorspar; uncertainty over chromite contracts

Prices for chemical-grade fluorspar (acidspar) sourced from Mexico have increased by as much as 6% this month driven by rising global demand for the fluorochemical feedstock.

Latest prices for acidspar filtercake (less than 5ppm As, FOB Tampico, Mexico) have risen to $350-370/tonne, up from $330-350/tonne in January and $290-320/tonne at...

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