Price Briefing April 27 - May 3

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 04 May 2018

Weak demand leads to lower fluorspar acidspar prices; White fused alumina prices edge up on supply concerns; Chinese producers maintain firm prices for spherical graphite; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip further.

Export prices for Chinese fluorspar acidspar fell this week after a drop in domestic prices in China as a result of limited buying interest from refrigerant and hydrofluoric acid sectors. While metallurgical grade fluorspar (metspar) kept unchanged this week.

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