Price briefing 30 December - 5 January

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 06 January 2017

Graphite market weighs up scrapping of export taxes; China rare earth prices stable for January; alumina and bauxite supply reportedly tight in China; Chinese DBM, CCM export value drops; Chinese TiO2 producers hike prices again.

Industrial minerals market participants saw little trading activity taking place in the West in the first week of January while ongoing anti-pollution shutdowns in China are causing tightness in the supply of some minerals.

Minerals buyers and sellers continued to report ongoing shipping-related delays with one consumer characterising freight rates as...

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