Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 06 July 2018

Government inspections involving China's fluorspar mining sector have reportedly interrupted supply to what is already a tight market, but opinion is divided about the extent of those inspections and their impact on prices.

A fresh round of environmental inspections in China has targeted fluorspar miners among others, raising expectations that prices will experience upward pressure, market participants said.

But the lack of official word from the Chinese government on which sectors are under inspection and differing views among market participants lead some to...

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