Price briefing 22-28 September

By IM Staff
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

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.

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