Year in Review 2011: Zircon

By Mark Watts
Published: Friday, 23 December 2011

Prices soared as chronic underinvestment in new capacity finally tipped the balance

The zircon market garnered new attention in 2011 as the widely-forecast shortages in global supply had a dramatic impact on prices for the mineral sand.

As demand for zircon continued to rise, especially in China, suppliers worldwide have been unable to keep up due to chronic lack of investment in...

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