Chinese Ministry report outlines issues in industrial minerals industry

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Albert Li IM analyst, Shanghai
Published: Wednesday, 30 July 2014

News that the industrial minerals industry is slowing and that prices have fallen off to the tune of 10% over the last year is not wholly unexpected, but it is a concern when most believed H1 2014 would be better than the previous year.

Industrial minerals demand in China is slowing, recent statistics released by the country’s Ministry of Land and Resources suggested on Tuesday.

According to a report submitted by the governmental organisation, Chinese mineral production has shown a slight increase in the first half of this year, when compared to...

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