Andalusite seeks new balance amid shifts in supply, demand
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...