Price Briefing 7 -13 July
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