MEIS 2018: China turning net importer of metspar amid strong steel market

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 14 December 2018

China is likely to end 2018 as a net importer of metspar due to strong growth in Chinese steel production and falling domestic supply of metallurgical grade fluorspar.

China, the largest producing nation of fluorspar, has become a net importer of the key fluxing agent for the steelmaking industry, market participants believe - a theory supported by the latest research.

This shift has come about because Chinese demand for fluorspar is increasing - the result of continued growth...

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