Fluorspar: Survival of the fittest

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Monday, 03 October 2016

The fluorspar industry is undergoing a regeneration as low-cost suppliers from South East Asia have capitalised on a race to the bottom and China has emerged as a serious player in the downstream fluorine space. Shruti Salwan, market analyst, discusses the trends in the market and analyses the supply shift and what it means for the fluorspar industry.

Congestion in the fluorspar supply chain has held back any chance of recovery both in the upstream and downstream segments of the market since 2012, creating a shift in trade dynamics in the industry.Slowing demand, excessive capacity and nosediving prices have moreover seen a new generation of low-cost fluorspar supply...

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