China’s refractories market shrunk in 2012

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Thursday, 03 April 2014

A fall in refractories production in China negatively affects the demand for refractory industrial minerals and is a clear indication of the slower growth of the Chinese economy in the past two years. Future demand of refractories will strongly depend on governmental policies for China’s industry, in particular for iron and steel.

China’s refractory materials production in 2012 fell by 4.43% over the previous year, to 28.2m tonnes, due to a slowdown in growth rate of the construction industry, reports a new study.

The report, from consultancy group Research and Markets, has revealed that magnesia bricks, magnesium carbon and...

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