Mixed messages from magnesia market over plunging prices

By William Clarke
Published: Friday, 01 November 2019

Producers, consumers, and traders of magnesia debated the causes of a rapid drop in the prices of the refractory material and the prospect of further price falls at the annual Colloquium of Refractories held in Aachen, Germany, on September 25-26.

  • Mixed picture of price sentiment 
  • 2020 looks bullish 
  • Chinese supply curtailment

Magnesia prices have tumbled since the highs reached in early 2018, succumbing to pressure from the widespread stock build-up in the preceding bull market.

Fastmarkets’ price assessment for magnesia, fused, 97% MgO, Ca:Si 1:1, lump, fob China, was...

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