Heavy investment provokes Chinese aluminium fluoride consolidation

By Albert Li, Andrew Miller
Published: Thursday, 14 November 2013

Liberal industry regulations fuel competition and consolidation; Growing dominance in downstream markets likely to create greater domestic fluorspar demand

Low barriers to entry in China’s fast expanding aluminium fluoride (AlF3) market are fuelling consolidation in the sector as severe over capacity limits profit margins.

The country’s AlF3 sector worked at only 45% of capacity in the first three quarters of 2013 as weak demand exposed the over...

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