Refractory minerals- back in the black?
Published: Tuesday, 27 August 2013
As supply of refractory minerals from China continues to tighten, should consumers be concerned about raw material availability? Jessica Roberts* investigates the case for several key minerals: alumina, bauxite, graphite and magnesia.
Over the course of several decades,
China has emerged as a leading producer of numerous minerals
and commodities. From a relatively low production base in the
1970s, Chinas dominance in the global raw materials
sector was established in the 1980s and cemented into the
During this period,...