Fluorspar latest news

  • March 2015

    Consolidation: What a Sika-Saint-Gobain merger would mean for raw materials

    25 March 2015

    The merger between Sika and Saint Gobain may well be off, but consolidation within the construction materials industry is here to stay, and raw materials suppliers will have to be innovative to keep their prices up as the next merger looms on the horizon.

  • China’s qualitative edge in the high-grade acidspar market

    24 March 2015

    China’s dominance in the fluorspar market is not just confined to increased quantities at low cost, but also better qualities with lower impurities. Because of this Chinese higher grade spar material requires less processing when compared to other global supplies, IM Data learnt.

  • Plunging fluorspar prices weigh heavily on South African miners

    20 March 2015

    High stocks, low demand cause price drops; SA fluorspar sector in flux as investor interest wanes.

  • Lanxess suffers sales losses but realignment programme boosts EBITDA

    19 March 2015

    Lanxess's sales performance has suffered from market conditions in the rubber industry, but its realignment programme is enabling it to grow its EBITDA nonetheless. The first phase of its cost cutting was only the beginning, and the group has two more phases to implement before it believes it can start seeing the results in the rest of its business.

  • Mongolia secures higher prices for fluorspar in 2015

    19 March 2015

    Despite a difficult year owing to limited demand for fluorspar, some Mongolian suppliers have managed to trade shipments at marginally higher levels in Q1 2015, boosting some optimism amongst producers in the market.

  • Budget 2015: UK seeks to build on graphene research

    18 March 2015

    George Osborne's 2015 budget was largely focused on the oil and gas industry with scant mention of any other kind of mining. However, there was renewed emphasis on the UK's "Northern Powerhouse" which includes generous support from graphene research.

  • China fluorspar exports indicate downstream expansion

    17 March 2015

    Supply update: Export figures for 2014 show rise in HF/ AlF3 output, while fluorspar production continues to bear the brunt of sluggish demand and mounting stockpiles.

  • US steel rebound paves way for Mexican metspar

    11 March 2015

    Metspar exports from Mexico increased 21% y-o-y largely aided by US steel recovery, with modest demand seen from European and Japanese markets

  • AlF3 exports on rise in China: 2012-2014

    04 March 2015

    End market review: Export orders ease overcapacity as producers continue to operate at 60%; domestic fluorspar demand to grow

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