Price briefing 6 - 12 October

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 13 October 2017

European fused magnesia prices rise further after Chinese prices extended the rally after holidays; Andalusite supply contracts expected to be shorter, costlier; Antimony trioxide prices dip over Golden Week; Higher Chinese prices push up European silicon carbide market; Zircon, ilmenite price rise as rutile makes moderate gains; Chinese TiO2 producers raise prices in October as buyers scramble for limited supply

Fused magnesia prices are rising in China, but a shortage of feedstocks is limiting gains for producers. Prices in Europe, followed suit, rising by up to $400/tonne on average.

Market patterns governing andalusite trade are expected to change next year, as suppliers say they will seek shorter contracts amid...

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