Fluorspar market eyes weak downstream aluminium fluoride demand with caution
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...