China's refractory materials output down 7% in Jan-Sep

By Carrie Shi, Sybil Pan
Published: Monday, 16 November 2020

China produced 17.45 million tonnes of refractory materials in China in the first nine months of 2020, down by 7.3% year on year, although performance improved in the third quarter compared with earlier in the year.

Data released by the China Association of Refractories showed output over January-September 2020 fell from 18.83 million tonnes in the corresponding period a year ago.

Of the total, 9.79 million tonnes was density shaped refractory products, down by 6.38%. Heat insulation refractory materials made up 595,300 tonnes of the total...

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