Fluorspar latest news

  • December 2018

    MEIS 2018: Rising iron ore, mineral costs pressuring GCC steelmakers

    21 December 2018

    Attendees at Fastmarkets’ 22nd Middle East Iron and Steel conference, held in Dubai over December 10-12, are worried that increased input costs are damaging their competitiveness and eating into their profitability.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend frequency of fluorspar prices

    19 December 2018

    Fastmarkets IM has begun a consultation on its proposal to refine the specifications of its fluorspar prices.

  • MEIS 2018: GCC countries turn to protectionism to defend steel industry against Section 232

    18 December 2018

    Speakers at Fastmarkets MB’s Middle East Iron and Steel event stressed the urgency of shielding local steelmakers from the knock-on effects of the United States’ Section 232 tariffs although over the longer term GCC industries must find ways to become more competitive.

  • Price Briefing: December 6-13

    14 December 2018

    European silicon carbide prices rise on supply tightness, expectation of further increases; Ground calcined alumina price rises in run-up to Christmas; Chinese flake graphite prices push higher on winter-related supply tightness; MEIS 2018: China turning net importer of metspar amid strong steel market; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese lithium carbonate prices firm on tight supply; hydroxide quotation dips on weak demand

  • PRICING NOTICE: Fastmarkets IM Christmas schedule

    14 December 2018

    Certain Fastmarkets prices will be rolled over between December 25 and January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays.

  • MEIS 2018: China turning net importer of metspar amid strong steel market

    14 December 2018

    China is likely to end 2018 as a net importer of metspar due to strong growth in Chinese steel production and falling domestic supply of metallurgical grade fluorspar.

  • November 2018

    China acidspar price breaks record high from 2011

    29 November 2018

    Market tightness continues to be reflected in China's fluorspar prices, which have now broken previous highs set seven years ago.

  • Short supply being played upon by Chinese fluorspar producers

    23 November 2018

    The fluorspar market in China is short of supply for export, although this is common at this time of year due to the winter and the long run-up to the Chinese new year. And there is speculation that market participants are using this to achieve higher prices.

  • Price Briefing: November 9-15

    16 November 2018

    China fluorspar price rally continues in run-up to winter; Bearish sentiment brings down foundry, chemical chromite prices; Export prices steady as more Chinese magnesia producers halt production; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium prices stable on reduced stocks near year-end; Amendments to soda ash prices

  • China fluorspar price rally continues in run-up to winter

    15 November 2018

    Fluorspar prices in China continued to rise this week with both the domestic and export markets becoming more active, while the price for imports moved above the cost of domestically produced material, and supply began to worsen due to the winter weather.

  • Fluorspar consumers dealing with depleted stock levels after period of tight supply

    14 November 2018

    Acidspar suppliers and consumers have reported depleted stock levels as a result of market tightness, which has forced some consumers to readdress supply chain management.

  • Acidspar prices plateau other than in China

    09 November 2018

    The lack of movement again in acidspar prices this week adds weight to the argument that markets have levelled off, although Chinese market participants reported further domestic prices continuing to rise.

  • Low Rhine water levels causing raw material supply drought [UPDATED]

    06 November 2018

    The low water levels along the River Rhine have meant that the flow of raw materials supplies has diminished and has placed a premium on the sparse supply of cargo barges.