Chinese refractory demand expected to fall to 24m tpa by 2017 — China Refractory Association

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott, Albert Li
Published: Friday, 16 January 2015

The comments by China’s leading refractory association confirm what has been suspected for a while – that the country’s refractories industry is struggling to maintain traction in a bearish market. Further, it underlines what the possible impact of the government actions to modernise the industry could be. However, the forecast is not one which has been supported by other analysts, which broadly believe Chinese refractory demand will grow

Chinese refractory demand is expected to slip to just 24m tonnes in the next two to three years, Dianli Chen, vice director and chief secretary of China’s Refractory Association said at the end of December.

The comments, which were made by Chen during his presentation at the Refractory Upgrade...

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