China’s power limits affect refractory raw materials supply

By Carrie Shi, Sybil Pan
Published: Friday, 01 October 2021

China's power-consumption limits have resulted in production halts at some refractory raw material plants across the country. Magnesia production in Liaoning and graphite production in Heilongjiang have been greatly affected, causing supply to tighten and prices to rise, market sources told Fastmarkets.

China started introducing power-consumption limits in some provinces in July due to power shortages, and the curbs have been extended into more provinces and have affected more industries.

Liaoning province, a major production hub for magnesia, announced power restrictions from September 23. The local government then took further action...

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