Steel production insulates China’s metspar market

By Shruti Salwan, Andrew Miller
Published: Thursday, 19 September 2013

Robust domestic steel industry sustains fluorspar demand; downstream dominance shifts trade balance

Greater steel production within China over H1 2013 has insulated the country’s metallurgical-grade fluorspar (metspar) market and allowed prices to stabilise throughout Q3 2013.
 

With the country’s crude steel output increasing by over 9% year-on-year (y-o-y) in the six months to June 2013, domestic consumption of lower...

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