Chinese soda ash production figures suggest more than maintenance under way

By Michael Greenfield
Published: Thursday, 28 June 2018

With production down 500,000 tonnes year on year in the world's largest soda ash-producing region, market participants are questioning whether the output cut really is down to planned maintenance.

It is a constant challenge to discern what is happening in the Chinese market for those involved in the industrial minerals sector, particularly given the limited amount of published data available.
Chinese soda ash producers are reported to be undertaking annual maintenance at the moment. This has resulted in reduced...

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