China supply disruption fails to lift fluorspar prices elsewhere

By Yoke Wong
Published: Friday, 07 April 2017

Despite the recent uptrend of China-origin fluorspar, prices elsewhere in the world have remained largely stable as consumers remain well-covered by long-term contracts. Amid improving demand and the ongoing anti-pollution related supply cut in China, some are optimistic of a recovery following six years of depressed demand and falling prices.

Fluorspar prices were largely stable outside China in early April amid supply disruptions in the world's largest producing country as most consumers remained well-covered by their long-term contracts.

China, which accounts for about 50% of global fluorspar supply, has been facing supply disruptions since late February as Beijing imposed strict...

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