FLUORSPAR 2018: What we learned this year

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 05 October 2018

Supply and demand outlooks and predictions for where prices will be in 2019, as well as expectations for traditional and new end-markets were all discussed at this year's fluorspar conference in South Africa.

Global supply has decreased. Over  500,000 tonnes of fluorspar came out of global supply in 2017. This was compounded with another 500,000 tonnes leaving the supply side between 2012-2016 due to weak pricing in the market.

Market participants expect prices to move. These expectations are already being reflected...

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