End-of-year fluorspar demand recovery softens price drop in December

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Thursday, 14 January 2021

The European flourspar contract market dipped in December 2020 after a turbulent year for end consumer markets due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The automotive market, a sector that consumes both aluminium and refrigerants, was the most high-profile victim of national lockdowns that saw acidspar consumption thin in the second and third quarters of 2020.

But demand for acid grade fluorspar recovered enough to prevent large inventory overhangs and put the market in...

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