Heavy investment provokes Chinese aluminium fluoride consolidation
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 Chinas fast expanding aluminium
fluoride (AlF3) market are fuelling consolidation in the sector
as severe over capacity limits profit margins.
The countrys AlF3 sector worked at only 45% of capacity
in the first three quarters of 2013 as weak demand exposed the