Tough times for many in 2015

By Laura Syrett
Published: Saturday, 27 December 2014

Energy minerals still waiting for battery lift off; chromite market bearish over next 12 months

Many industrial mineral markets are bracing themselves for a challenging year in 2015, after prices for refractory, chemical and pigment minerals saw out 2014 on a flat-to-weak note.

There was scant optimism for refractory grade chromite as stagnant demand and increasing reclamation activity continue to take a toll on prices.

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