Price briefing – 17-24 May 2012

By Jack Elliott
Published: Thursday, 24 May 2012

PCC, heavy rare earths prices expected to rise; graphite prices fall

Precipitated calcium carbonate (PCC) prices are expected to continue to rise in the coming years, owing largely to increased lime costs, sources observed to IM this week.

The PCC market was greatly impacted by the 2009 recession, which saw the European and North American paper markets bottom-out, falling 13% and...

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