HF producers suspend production in China

By Shruti Salwan, Albert Li, Andrew Miller
Published: Wednesday, 11 September 2013

Fluorochemical output falls as mounting inventories and lower prices disrupt China’s downstream markets; Fluorspar prices set to slide further

The slump in downstream demand, which has stunted the growth of the fluorspar market for over 18 months, shows few signs of relenting with IM Data sources reporting that several Chinese producers of hydrofluoric acid (HF) have now suspended production.

Weak fluorochemical sales have caused stockpiles of both HF and...

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