Ilmenite price range widens downward in China, defying expectations

By Cameron Perks
Published: Thursday, 20 September 2018

Ilmenite prices in China softened again this week due to ample supply and weaker-than-expected demand, defying expectations from some market participants that they would not.

Weaker-than-expected demand, which is the result of a number of factors, combined with ample supply have caused ilmenite prices in China to decrease for the third time in as many months, resulting in a widening price spread.

The main factors which have contributed to lower demand this month include a slowing Chinese economy, the...

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