China maintains status as net exporter of acidspar

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Acidspar exports from China fell against the previous year and imports rose but the nation is still yet to become a net importer of 97% CaF2 fluorspar, according to the latest trade data from China's Customs Bureau.

Continued environmental inspections in China since early 2018 have taken acidspar out of production, hastening market expectations that China would move to become a net importer of fluorspar.

Local inspections took up to 600,000 tonnes of production out of the market, according to Roskill. Subsequently, there has been a push...

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