Regional barriers divide fluorspar industry

By Shruti Salwan, Andrew Miller
Published: Monday, 15 July 2013

Segregated trade flows insulate industry giants

Fluorspar trade statistics illustrate a historical trend of major producers conducting a disproportionate amount of business with neighbouring countries. International records show that the vast majority of fluorspar is traded within the same regional belt as its point of origin.

In the Americas, Mexico is the largest producer of fluorspar with...

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