Price briefing 21-27 July

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 28 July 2017

Strict environmental restrictions on production continued to support Chinese magnesia and fused alumina prices; while raw material supply shortage lifts bauxite prices; antimony trioxide increases on consumer restocking; ilmenite prices rebound; Foundry chromite falls; iodine edged higher

Chinese magnesia

Following weeks of uncertainty surrounding magnesia supply out of China, prices of CCM, DBM and FM material for exports have surged.

According to a 25 July IM assessment, fused (FM) and dead burned magnesia (DBM) prices have increased to levels that are much higher than in 2016, despite...

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