Falling shipments of fluorspar out of China
Published: Thursday, 01 June 2017
Lower availability of fluorspar is leading to reduced exports, while prices of downstream fluorspar materials rose significantly as supply reduced.
China exported 15,062 tonnes of fluorspar (CaF≤97%) in
April, down 10% year-on-year (y-o-y) and 27% month-on-month
(m-o-m), latest customs data shows.
The average export price of the commodity was $229.12/tonne,
down 8% y-o-y but up 2% compared with January. Top destinations
included South Korea, Indonesia, Finland, Taiwan, Japan,...