Zircon stable in tightening market while bulk rutile price dips

By Cameron Perks
Published: Thursday, 06 July 2017

Zircon market participants expect prices to rise in Q4 on tightening supply and increased demand. Meanwhile, the gap between bag and bulk rutile prices has widened on a temporary spike in bulk supply.

Zircon prices were stable this week but markets are reportedly tightening on increased demand, according to market sources.

Prices for zircon premium grade bulk CIF China were unchanged at $1,030-1,100/t.

Producers have already begun to follow Iluka’s lead in raising zircon prices, sources told IM, though no deals have been...

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