Price Briefing: December 6-13

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 14 December 2018

European silicon carbide prices rise on supply tightness, expectation of further increases; Ground calcined alumina price rises in run-up to Christmas; Chinese flake graphite prices push higher on winter-related supply tightness; MEIS 2018: China turning net importer of metspar amid strong steel market; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese lithium carbonate prices firm on tight supply; hydroxide quotation dips on weak demand

The expectation of higher prices in 2019, alongside tighter availability of material, has started pushing up silicon carbide prices in Europe.

Contract negotiations continue to lend upward support to some grades of ground calcined alumina, while unground material prices held steady.

Tight supply and more inquiries this week pushed Chinese...

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