China’s fight to preserve fluorspar reserves continues

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Tuesday, 03 September 2013

Growth of downstream markets encourages greater domestic trade; production falls but consolidation still on the horizon

China’s fluorspar industry has been defined by falling production levels, increasing imports and state-led consolidation programmes for the past 18 months signalling a new phase in the country’s efforts to preserve its reserves.

Government directives to enhance domestic industries have caused a decline in national fluorspar output. 

Although this can...

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