Fluorspar: Made in China?

By Shruti Salwan, Liz Gyekye
Published: Saturday, 26 September 2015

China has been dominant in the fluorspar chain over the last 20 years, but recent challenges including downturns in commodity prices and a weakening economy are changing the face of the industry as Liz Gyekye, Chief Reporter, and Shruti Salwan, IM Analyst, discover.

China is the world’s top fluorspar producer – when the country sneezes, the whole supply chain catches a cold. The country has experienced many difficulties this year, including volatile stock market performances over the summer, fears of an economic slowdown and a slump in exports, although China’s 7% growth target...

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