Fluorspar latest news

  • June 2016

    Price Briefing 17-23 June 2016

    24 June 2016

    Future of European markets uncertain as UK votes to leave the EU; fluorspar prices experience further drops; chromite market stabilises; oil price holds barite steady.

  • New lows set for fluorspar price negotiations

    23 June 2016

    While the industry enters into negotiations for Q3 2016 contracts, discussions for acid grade fluorspar material have hit new lower price levels.

  • Mexichem to pay for petrochemical blast damages

    21 June 2016

    Local environmental authorities are holding Mexichem responsible for damage caused by an explosion at the company’s Pajaritos petrochemical plant in Veracruz, jointly owned with state oil company Pemex. If the company does not pay for the damage caused it will face criminal charges.

  • Price Briefing 10-16 June 2016

    17 June 2016

    Lithium market participants point to price exaggeration; doubts cast over China’s TiO2 price hikes; fluorspar prices steady at low levels; decline in graphite continues.

  • Pause in demand sets stage for fluorspar price fall

    16 June 2016

    The seasonal acidspar buying period has stalled, however lower grade fluorspar saw an increase in demand as steel production inches up.

  • Fluorspar industry awaits downstream expansion

    15 June 2016

    Ongoing progress pertaining to the phase down of HCFCs under the Montreal Protocol has pushed industrial focus towards the new generation of refrigerants.

  • Price briefing 3-9 June 2016

    10 June 2016

    Lithium lags, graphite uptick not expected “for at least four years”.

  • Oversupply weakens metspar outlook

    10 June 2016

    A rebound in China’s steel output saw domestic demand increase for metallurgical grade fluorspar. However the industry has been inundated by low-cost suppliers looking to benefit from the seasonal uptick in traditional downstream markets.

  • Chemours refutes bankruptcy predictions

    06 June 2016

    Following a report released by Citron Research, which described Chemours as the most “morally and financially bankrupt company” the firm has reported on the last 15 years in Chemours. Chemours, in turn, has refuted predictions of bankruptcy, pointing to its five-point transformation plan and developments in its fluorochemicals products.

  • Price Briefing 27 May – 2 June 2016

    03 June 2016

    Fluorspar and graphite prices unchanged at low levels; further price rises anticipated from Chinese TiO2 producers.

  • Fluorspar trades normalising at current lows

    02 June 2016

    Market Commentary: With total consumption rate across fluorspar downstream markets creeping down and low-priced offers surging, the race to compete is having a knock-on effect on prices limiting any chances of potential market upturn.

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