China’s fluorspar imports exceed exports in 2020 for third year running

By Carrie Shi
Published: Monday, 01 February 2021

China’s imports of fluorspar increased year on year in 2020 on increased buying appetite due to cheaper prices compared with the domestic market, with fluorspar imports outstripping exports for the third consecutive year.

China imported a total of 778,334 tonnes of fluorspar in 2020, including both fluorspar (CaF≤97%) and fluorspar (CaF>97%), marking an increase of 11.57% year on year from 697,609 tonnes in 2019.

Total imports of fluorspar were higher than total exports of 175,860 tonnes in 2020, which were down year on...

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