Fused magnesia prices increase in China

By Albert Li, Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 12 April 2017

Intermittent production issues are starting to have an effect on Chinese export prices for fused magnesia, while caustic calcined and dead-burned magnesia are holding for the moment. Meanwhile demand for European material is on the rise, according to market participants.

Fused magnesia (FM) export prices out of China rose 11 April, following a steady increases in domestic prices.

Several producers in Haicheng as well as European buyers confirmed to IM an increase in FM prices ranging between $30 and $100 per tonne, depending on grade and destination.

China’s domestic FM...