Fluorspar latest news

  • April 2015

    Emerging economies to drive fluorspar resurgence

    30 April 2015

    End-Market Analysis: Growing demand from end markets in the Asia-Pacific region to boost fluorocarbons demand; acidspar consumption rates likely to soar

  • Mexichem boosts Q1 2015 results with strong fluorine performance

    22 April 2015

    The company’s CEO Antonio Carrillo says that the first quarter of this year has started positively, as the business has managed to turn its fluorine sales around and posted strong sales.

  • DuPont’s Q1 earnings dragged down by TiO2 business and currency exchange

    22 April 2015

    Leading chemicals and coatings producer DuPont saw its first quarter earnings slip 28% as sales in all of its businesses fell owing to negative currency exchange impacts, while its TiO2 and agriculture businesses experienced challenging market environments. However, as all eyes are on the company’s performance amid its battle with shareholder Trian, DuPont was quick to point out that volumes in its core businesses were up and its TiO2 business spin-off would help enhance performance.

  • Low fluorspar consumption rates see prices drop further

    22 April 2015

    Price review: China’s low-priced offers in a phase of industrial slowdown and currency devaluations puts downwards pressure on prices yet again

  • China’s major AlF3 producing regions

    17 April 2015

    Downloadable: IM Data outlines China’s major AlF3 producing provinces highlighted on the basis of their total production capacity

  • CRM Alliance: fighting for critical raw materials

    16 April 2015

    Speaking out at a meeting in Brussels this week, a member of the European Parliament said that communication should be at the centre of creating an effective critical raw materials policy. But with pressure on the European Commission mounting, and industry facing various trade obstacles, is the message really getting through?

  • Mongolia’s fluorspar slump fuels market weakness fears

    15 April 2015

    A sliding economy and fading investor confidence coupled with sluggish downstream demand and the increasing dominance of China with its low cost supply pacified Mongolian fluorspar growth last year as 2014 figures indicate.

  • Cement rebound to push fluorspar demand

    10 April 2015

    End-market update: Recovering cement markets in emerging economies are likely to boost demand for fluorspar in 2015 as infrastructure projects gain pace.

  • Fluorspar prices remain stable; lower grades more competitive

    03 April 2015

    Price review: Acidspar sees slight recovery in demand while metspar fears downward trend

  • Namibia expands dry bulk port

    02 April 2015

    China Harbour and Engineering Co. starts to expand West African dry bulk port at Walvis Bay.

  • Metspar feels strain of steel slowdown

    02 April 2015

    End-market update: The seasonal slump in China’s steel production will keep demand for metspar low from the world’s largest consuming country of the mineral; price review underway

  • Fluorspar signals recovery as the industry enters Q2 2014

    01 April 2015

    Enquiries surge moving into the buying season with potential price increases despite excess supply in China; industry remains optimistic for H2 2015

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