Chinese fluorspar exports rise as it cuts back on imports

By Albert Li
Published: Friday, 09 December 2016

Trade data from China has shown that fluorspar exports from the country saw an increase across all grades – although prices weakened – while imports saw a decline between January and October 2016. However the export of downstream products such as aluminium fluoride and hydrofluoric acid have recently weakened.

Official figures from China have shown that fluorspar exports from the country between January and October 2016 increased compared with the previous year while imports of the mineral fell.

Downstream aluminium fluoride exports meanwhile also saw a decrease and hydrofluoric acid exports saw an uptick during the same period.

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