Potash and barite supply tightens while fused magnesia faces overcapacity

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 29 October 2014

Antimony, iodine suffer from slow China growth; Tough times continue for TiO2 pigment market; FM producers storing up trouble for the future

The fourth quarter of 2014 arrived bringing with it scant comfort for producers of chemical-making minerals, including antimony, iodine and mineral sands. Further downward pricing pressure has been reported in these markets, a trend blamed partly on falling Chinese consumption.

Titanium dioxide (TiO2), in particular, evidenced no reassuring signs of...

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