EU consumers report mixed availability of Chinese fluorspar

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 13 July 2018

Buyers are divided about the extent of environmental controls on Chinese fluorspar producers and how they are affecting availability in Europe.

Large consumers of acidspar in Europe have had mixed results in their attempts to secure material from China where - according to some market participants - environmental controls on the mining sector are crimping the supply pipeline.

China is the world’s largest producer of fluorspar; lower volumes of material from...

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