Weak demand weighs on China’s magnesia prices

By Carrie Shi
Published: Wednesday, 13 March 2019

Quiet buying activity and rising stock levels have put Chinese magnesia prices on a downtrend, especially dead burned magnesia and fused magnesia. With the market so flat, producers have lowered their prices to boost cash flow.

China’s magnesia market has softened over the past week with more lower prices being reported on the spot market. Weak demand among both domestic and overseas buyers and increasing stock levels at Chinese producers continued to put pressure on magnesia prices.

Export prices for mid-grade and high-purity dead burned...

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