Price briefing 12-18 May
Published: Friday, 19 May 2017
The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again.
Refractory-grade bauxite spot prices jumped 18 May, as the
ongoing massive production shut downs in China led trades to be
concluded at higher values higher for the second time...