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