Price briefing 16-22 June

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 23 June 2017

A severe supply shortage has lifted fused magnesia prices outside of China; Chinese flake graphite grades post uptick; spot chromite prices fall on lack of Chinese buying; baryte holds unchanged despite heavy rain storm temporarily hitting production in China; antimony trioxide prices under pressure; Chinese producers raise rare earth prices again; ilmenite trading activity slumps leading some to speculate that it could be an end to the rise in prices.

Magnesia

Prices of fused magnesia (FM) in Europe have increased this week, as demand for European material has grown as a result of the tightness in supply from China.

The severe lack of FM available for export from China – the country that produces the largest volumes of magnesia products...

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