Price Briefing March 16 - 22

By Davide Ghilotti, Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 23 March 2018

China supply uncertainty pushes brown fused-alumina price up; Chinese spherical graphite prices up on tight supply; Chinese lithium carbonate prices soften amid slip in consumption; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of caustic soda prices; Chinese, European seaborne antimony trioxide markets move up slightly; rest of world prices stable; High-grade magnesia prices steady on lack of raw material supply; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price

Refractory grade brown fused-alumina (BFA) trading above $800 per tonne while producers see no end to government-led production limitations on processing plants as part of Beijing’s quest for 'blue skies’.

China’s spherical graphite export prices rose alongside rising Chinese domestic prices due to tight supply caused by surging electric...

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