Price briefing 8 - 14 September

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 15 September 2017

Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China; European refractory silicon carbide market posts uptick; Chinese magnesia market continues to surge; Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty; Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes; China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes; Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

Plans to ban internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in China alongside a lack of lithium availability has pushed the lithium carbonate prices further up in China.

The European refractory grade silicon carbide market witnessed a slight price uptick while the European FEPA grade silicon carbide market remained steady. Chinese exports...

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