Price Briefing 7 -13 July

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 14 July 2017

End-of refrigerant season fails to pressure Chinese fluorspar prices; Chemical-grade chromite falls to 14-month low; Production cost spike could lift fused alumina prices; Ilmenite prices dip; Lomon Billions lifts profit forecast on rising TiO2 prices; Chinese soda ash exports hit multi-month high in May while India extends its soda ash anti-dumping duty to 2018.


Lower demand following the end of the refrigerant season has failed to dent Chinese fluorspar prices, which have remained at a four-year high.

Falling refrigerant prices have failed to pressure the Chinese fluorspar market as the ongoing environmental restrictions continued to cap output in the world's largest producing country....

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