Is China turning to become a fluorspar importer?

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Friday, 29 April 2016

Trade Review: Exports for both acid and met grade fluorspar dropped significantly in Q1 2016, while HF acid trades remained steady against AlF3. China’s acidspar imports have increased by as much as 220% y-o-y, mainly from Vietnam, following four-digit growth in 2015 imports.

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