FLUORSPAR 2018: Trend continues toward permanent cuts in supply

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Monday, 01 October 2018

For the fourth year since 2011, there was a permanent reduction in the global supply of fluorspar in 2017, resulting in shortness of material and price increases, factors which were among the main topics at conversation at Industrial Minerals’ annual fluorspar event.

Global supplies of fluorspar showed their largest single-year decline in 2017 since they began to diminish in 2011, a development that was largely a result of industrial inspections in China intended to reduce environmental pollution.

Prices have risen over the course of the 2018 calendar year so far, because of...