Price briefing 22-28 September
Published: Friday, 29 September 2017
Ilmenite prices firmed; several buyers hope to settle 2018 refractory minerals supply contract early; market participants warned of potential acidspar price increase in China; antimony trioxide softens ahead of the Golden Week holiday
Ilmenite prices 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 Chinese mine closures as well as declining Chinese and
Vietnamese supply, said one supplier.