Chinese New Year fails to boost mineral markets
Published: Friday, 24 January 2014
Fluorspar, iodine and lithium prices sink; Magnesia markets slow to pick up in January
Demand in most mineral markets continued to be flat to weak
in January, with fluctuations in prices driven almost entirely
by changes in Chinese production activity and policies.
Preparations for Chinese New Year on 31 January and the
accompanying Spring Festival saw mine and plant closures across
several industries, including...