13 September 2019
Weak demand for acidspar persists in China but the US market has been reported as short of material.
06 September 2019
Market participants have been saying for weeks that domestic demand for acidspar was softening in China. This has now been shown to be correct, with the price falling by 4%.
03 September 2019
Payment of value-added tax at 13% is being avoided by some Chinese exporters, and any government crackdown on tax avoidance to solve this problem could affect the viability of the country’s fluorspar exports.
02 September 2019
The consequences of China’s environmental inspections crippled supplies of fluorspar to the rest of the world in 2018, and the material now comes at a premium although quality and delivery are not guaranteed. Michael Greenfield examines how European and US consumers of the mineral are looking elsewhere to secure their supply chains.