Virus-related refrigerant demand supports global fluorspar consumption

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield, Carrie Shi
Published: Monday, 27 April 2020

Fluorspar consumption has been supported by Covid-19 related demand for refrigerants, which has offset reduced demand in the automotive sector; while Chinese prices fell on returning supply.

Hydrofluoric acid (HF) production outside China is centered in mainland Europe and the United States, although there are also sites in the United Kingdom and South Africa.

Aluminium fluoride (AlF3) production has not been affected outside of China, even in areas of high concentration of coronavirus infections, such as Venice,...

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