Indian barite exports surge ahead of Chinese shipments

By William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 11 February 2020

Indian barite exports are running at nearly twice the pace of Chinese sales, according to the latest customs data, marking a sharp reversal from only two years earlier, when China was the world’s largest exporter.

Between April and December 2019, India exported 1.51 million tonnes of lump barite, while China exported just 823,420 tonnes over the same period.

In the preceding year, from April 2018 to March 2019, India exported 2.1 million tonnes of barite, compared with Chinese exports of 1.31 million tonnes....

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