Andalusite seeks new balance amid shifts in supply, demand

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 09 September 2020

The andalusite market has been rocked by a drop in supplies following closures related to the Covid-19 pandemic in producing countries, and a subsequent adjustment in demand in some consuming markets. But sources believe that a new balance is in sight.

The first half of 2020 was marred by a series of mining closures and logistical issues in the major production regions of andalusite, the refractory raw material.

Andalusite miners in South Africa and Peru were hit by nationwide lockdowns imposed by their respective governments to try to contain the spread...

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