Ilmenite prices firm, India boosts imports

By Cameron Perks
Published: Thursday, 28 September 2017

India has escalated African ilmenite imports to fill a domestic shortfall as prices firm. Meanwhile seaborne ilmenite bound for China is set to rise in price amidst supply constraints and environmental clampdowns in China.

Ilmenite prices have firmed in September after a period of uncertainty that resulted in a widening of price ranges and a short-lived period of stagnation.

Prices have begun strengthening since the start of the month on the back of Chinese mine closures as well as declining Chinese and Vietnamese supply, said one...

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