Fluorspar latest news

  • September 2016

    China metspar prices drop in September

    29 September 2016

    Lower grade fluorspar products out of China see prices falling for the third consecutive week in the last month; demand from steel and cement remains bleak

  • Lanxess to acquire Chemtura

    27 September 2016

    The deal will expand the German chemicals producer’s reach in North America and create a significant player in the additives business.

  • NY meeting boosts support for Montreal Protocol amendment

    23 September 2016

    Ahead of official negotiations at the Montreal Protocol Meeting of the Parties in Rwanda next month, the US hosted a gathering of countries in New York to rally support for the earlier phase-out of HFCs. More than 100 countries called for an “early freeze date” on their use, while $80m was pledged in support to countries in need of assistance in improving energy efficiency.

  • Indian mineral output up 0.8% in July

    23 September 2016

    Despite the domestic mining industry experiencing regulatory changes and global commodities turmoil, India’s mineral production index in July has managed to increase by 0.8% y-o-y for the fourth consecutive month of fiscal year 2016-17.

  • China’s fluorspar prices fall on low demand

    19 September 2016

    Falling demand for acid grade fluorspar has compelled Chinese suppliers to decrease their offers approaching autumn, a period likely to see lower trades amid intense competition, as metspar prices follow suit.

  • Price Briefing 2-8 September 2016

    09 September 2016

    Mongolia fluorspar producers secured higher 2017 contract prices, antimony trioxide spot prices continued to climb, chromite suppliers raised their offers amid firm demand, while titanium dioxide (TiO2) feedstock ilmenite prices gained.

  • Mongolian acidspar contract prices buck trend

    09 September 2016

    Mongolia producers have managed to secure 2017 annual contracts at relatively high price levels, however market participants contend that the trend is unlikely to be repeated in other locations with other markets more tightly linked to the prevailing weak demand-side picture.

  • Mexico’s fluorspar output hits record lows in H1

    07 September 2016

    New data shows Mexico’s fluorspar production dropped 49.6% in last five years as demand for the commodity continues to shrink in the end markets.

  • China boosts fluorspar trade amid weak prices

    02 September 2016

    Despite weak downstream demand and excessive capacities preventing recovery, China managed to register a surge in fluorspar trade for both metallurgical and acid grade, although average prices decreased to four-year lows.

  • Chemours completes $230m sale of Clean and Disinfect business

    01 September 2016

    The US-based company is continuing with its transformation plan to streamline its business by divesting non-core assets.

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