Demand for refractory minerals rises in South Korea

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Falling prices spur higher silicon carbide, alumina refractory brick imports; magnesite imports stay soft; PMI still below 50 but climbing.

Wayne Yamada

South Korea saw its refractory mineral demand increase in the fourth quarter of 2016 compared with the same period in 2015.Despite flat steel production, a driver for refractory mineral consumption, South Korea imported more refractory minerals year-on-year (y-o-y) after prices fell at the end of last year.  With...

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