High inventory levels keep price recoveries at bay

By Laura Syrett
Published: Tuesday, 24 February 2015

US clays see further price increases; TiO2 market recovery postponed until 2016; Indian barite prices poised to leap.

Lingering inventories in rare earths and titanium dioxide (TiO2) markets are frustrating hopes of recovery in these sectors, IM learned in February. Elsewhere, market observers have warned of an imminent price jump for Indian drilling grade barite (barytes), while most other markets remained stable under steady but subdued trading conditions...

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