Andalusite price soars for 2022 supply

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 02 December 2021

Andalusite prices for 2022 supplies pushed upward with demand expected to exceed available output, while logistics costs and issues affecting alternative materials weighed on delivered prices into Europe, market sources told Fastmarkets in the week ended Thursday December 2.

A combination of strong fundamentals underpinning the refractories market and driving demand for raw materials, intermittent issues in some production origins and a sharp rise in shipping costs has been driving prices higher for next year’s andalusite contracts.

Fastmarkets assessed the price of andalusite, 57% Al2O3 min, cif Europe,...

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