Fluorspar latest news

  • May 2018

    Price Briefing: May 18-24

    25 May 2018

    Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook; Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals’ iodine prices; Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices; Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe

  • Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices

    25 May 2018

    An uptick in the domestic hydrofluoric acid market in April to May has paused the fall in Chinese acidspar prices.

  • Kenya Fluorspar misses opportunity as rights expire and market softens

    23 May 2018

    Fluorspar prices are now moving upward again, so Kenya Fluorspar managing director Nico Spangenberg believes that conditions are now overwhelmingly against a successful restart of production at the mine.

  • Q1 profits fall in Honeywell’s fluorspar-consuming division

    17 May 2018

    'Good demand’ for fluorspar products and for low global warming products makes sales grow but profits fall.

  • Arkema finishes expansion work at US fluoropolymer plant

    17 May 2018

    The company's Kentucky plant now has extra 20% capacity, following its price increase and demand for products growing with US GDP.

  • Chinese fluorspar exports fall again in March

    14 May 2018

    The continued lull in fluorspar exports coinciding with prices falling, in contrast to previous increases in prices when exports had dropped.

  • Chinese acidspar prices remain stable for second consecutive week

    11 May 2018

    There was no movement this week but market participants believe acidspar prices are set to fall due to the weaker hydrofluoric acid market.

  • Price Briefing May 4 - 10

    11 May 2018

    Global iodine spot market strengthens on bullish sentiment; Sluggish demand drags down global antimony trioxide market; Foundry-grade chromite prices edge up on ongoing tightness; Sparse buying activity leaves Chinese magnesia export prices steady; Chinese lithium carbonate import prices climb but export prices soften, China’s flake graphite prices steady, demand remains quiet; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compound spot prices stabilize, other regions soften.

  • Price Briefing April 27 - May 3

    04 May 2018

    Weak demand leads to lower fluorspar acidspar prices; White fused alumina prices edge up on supply concerns; Chinese producers maintain firm prices for spherical graphite; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip further.

  • Weak demand leads to lower fluorspar acidspar prices

    04 May 2018

    Export prices for Chinese fluorspar acidspar fell this week after a drop in domestic prices in China as a result of limited buying interest from refrigerant and hydrofluoric acid sectors. While metallurgical grade fluorspar (metspar) kept unchanged this week.