Year in Review 2011: Fluorspar

By Jessica Roberts
Published: Monday, 26 December 2011

The West eyed supply chain consolidation, as China continued to build capacity

Two trends characterised fluorspar in 2011: Vertical integration of the fluorochemical supply chain, which continued its long-term consolidation, and end market overcapacity in China’s fluorochemicals sector, which pushed Chinese acidspar prices down to end-of-year lows.


Verticalisation is primarily a move made by end users rather than raw...

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