Fluorspar market eyes weak downstream aluminium fluoride demand with caution

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Tuesday, 08 December 2020

A weaker aluminium fluoride market is weighing on fluorspar pricing after the Covid-19 pandemic plagued aluminium end markets this year and stifled demand for the feedstock.

Aluminium fluoride prices have tumbled, prompting producers look to their raw material suppliers for discounts to preserve margins. Fluorspar is a feedstock of aluminium fluoride, which in turn is used in the aluminium smelting process. "It has been a really tough year for [aluminium fluoride] producers. Coming from a high-price cycle...

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