Magnesia next in line in China’s anti-pollution crackdown?

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Friday, 24 February 2017

As Chinese authorities continue the clampdown on polluting industries to clean up local operations, the focus is shifting to magnesia processors. After the rapid downfall in magnesia prices out of China following the scrapping of the quota system, some suggest the downtrend may be reversed if the shutdowns lead to a supply shortage.

China is proceeding at full steam in its programme to rid the country of highly-polluting and obsolete industrial practices in a bid to improve the environmental footprint of its operations with the focus of local authorities now shifting towards magnesia.

As IM reported earlier this week, local governments in Liaoning...