China fluorspar exports indicate downstream expansion

By Shruti Salwan, Albert Li
Published: Tuesday, 17 March 2015

Supply update: Export figures for 2014 show rise in HF/ AlF3 output, while fluorspar production continues to bear the brunt of sluggish demand and mounting stockpiles.

China’s fluorspar export figures for 2014 have shown positive growth in downstream markets with exports for both hydrofluoric acid (HF) and aluminium fluoride (AlF3) on the rise, while acid grade fluorspar (acidspar) figures registered drop.

The exports for both HF acid and AlF3 gained by 9.5% and 11.8%, respectively, on...

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