FLUORSPAR 2018: Is China now a net importer of fluorspar?

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Wednesday, 03 October 2018

The tightness in the fluorspar market that has been experienced by producers globally and by consumers outside China so far this year meant that the country’s imports and exports of the commodity were a key topic of discussion at Fastmarkets IM’s fluorspar conference.

Diminished supplies of fluorspar in the Chinese market, at a time when the country’s end-markets have remained strong, has led market participants to wonder whether China is now a net importer of the material, according to delegates at Fastmarkets’ annual fluorspar conference.

Delegates who gathered for the conference, hosted...

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