Price Briefing 18 – 24 March

By Kasia Patel
Published: Thursday, 24 March 2016

Graphite and fluorspar prices hindered by low demand and excess supply; TiO2 price improvements a long way away; falling frac sand prices show no sign of recovery.

The Chinese New Year was expected play a significant party in easing excess supply in a number of sectors, particularly in graphite and fluorspar, however both stockpiles and pressure on materials have continued to build.

In graphite, stagnating refractories demand, particularly in China, has led to oversupply and the undercutting of...

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