Pricing sentiments diverge on downstream outlooks in March

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 21 March 2014

Barite prices steady but strong on oilfield demand while TiO2 trends downwards in Europe during Q1

March was a month of mixed emotions for the industrial minerals industry, as significant announcements in key downstream markets pushed sentiments in opposite directions.

Graphite and lithium producers were buoyed by the news that demand from a new Tesla battery factory could increase demand by 37% and 17%, respectively, (see...

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