European acidspar market tightness pushes buyers to China; prices firm there

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 22 June 2018

Acidspar consumers in Europe have struggled to secure quality material consistently and in timely fashion because Chinese consumers are paying more than their European counterparts.

Acidspar availability in Europe is tight because producers are looking to sell to consumers in China where they can achieve higher prices.

The tightness in the European market is forcing consumers to enter the Chinese market to source material, putting upward pressure on acid grade fluorspar prices in China.


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