Price Briefing: Week 48 – acidspar, rare earths, graphite
Published: Thursday, 01 December 2011
Prices for acidspar, rare earths, falling; refractory minerals feel pinch
Prices for Chinese acid grade fluorspar have fallen by as
much as $100/tonne since the start of the fourth quarter as
demand from end markets such as fluorocarbons and
fluoropolymers have suffered seasonal downturns.
In addition to seasonality, however, demand for Chinese
acidspar has also declined significantly as many end...