Year-end promises few celebrations for mineral suppliers

By Laura Syrett
Published: Friday, 27 November 2015

Barite prices expected to fall further as fluorspar and graphite face negative revisions. Meanwhile, lithium prices continue to rise in China.

The industrial minerals market was lacking festive cheer as the industry approached December, with forecasts for yet another tough year in 2016 setting the tone for most sectors.

The stubbornly weak oilfield market looks likely to force a reduction in barite (barytes) prices sooner rather than later and both graphite...

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