Latest opencast magnesite mining restrictions fail to support China’s magnesia market

By Carrie Shi
Published: Wednesday, 08 July 2020

Magnesia producers in a number of cities in Liaoning province have received notice that opencast magnesite mining using explosives must be halted from July 1 for at least half a year to reduce air pollution and relieve high magnesia inventory levels, sources told Fastmarkets.

Magnesia producers confirmed to Fastmarkets that the new round of restrictions on opencast magnesite mining using explosives started in July in Anshan, Yingkou and Liaoyang cities in Liaoning province, China’s magnesia production hub. 

The latest mining restriction is estimated to last for at least half a year, but...

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