Chinese refractories industry buckles under overcapacity pressure

By Albert Li
Published: Monday, 27 April 2015

Production falls for first time in a decade; industry must face up to steel cuts, association warns while demand from cement and glass is also on the slide.

Refractories output in China slipped for the first time in a decade last year as the country’s economic growth slowed to a rate of 7.3% in the final quarter – the lowest increase in GDP since 1990. This conclusion is based on analysis by the China Refractory Association, which held...

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