IM TV: 13 January 2013
Published: Monday, 13 January 2014
Video news: 2014 outlook special
It is no secret that 2013 was a difficult year for those
working in industrial minerals, as prices tumbled and
investment remained thin on the ground. Now, as we enter a new
year, many are asking: will 2014 show some improvement?
Forecasters have said that mining companies will continue to
face challenging market conditions this year including rising
costs, falling commodity prices, supply and demand imbalances,
and decreased productivity levels.
Canada's Focus Graphite has secured an off-take agreement for
40 thousand TPA of future flake graphite supply from its Lac
Knife project in Quebec.
And titanium dioxide feedstock producer Base Resources is
expected to begin exporting from its Kwale mine in