Fluorspar: Made in China?
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...