30 December 2016
A roundup of the year’s main events in the global fluorspar market.
09 December 2016
Trade data from China has shown that fluorspar exports from the country saw an increase across all grades – although prices weakened – while imports saw a decline between January and October 2016. However the export of downstream products such as aluminium fluoride and hydrofluoric acid have recently weakened.
07 December 2016
The potential sale agreed with Norsk Hydro will add value to the company's fluorspar project in Norway.
05 December 2016
Industrial Minerals will be revising the specification of its acidspar grade for delivery in US Gulf ports, with effect from 8 December.
30 November 2016
Industrial Minerals will retain its acidspar, CIF US Gulf Ports price and extend the consultation period for acidspar, China to Japan. Several other fluorspar grades will be delisted.
28 November 2016
The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.
25 November 2016
Spot fluorspar prices in Europe have remained unchanged despite increased supplies in the market. Many expect the recovering steel sector to support feedstock metspar prices.
08 November 2016
Weak demand across several end markets affected turnover for all of Solvay’s main segments, while price improvements and lower costs boosted earnings for the chemicals group.
07 November 2016
Overall sales experienced a decline year-on-year, stronger prices for titanium dioxide products and higher demand for the company’s Opteon refrigerants resulted in a sequential improvement, reflected in Chemours’ Q3 financial results.