24 August 2018
Currency depreciation not yet reflecting on iodine prices; sluggish sales weigh on China’s magnesia export prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch frac sand price; China flake graphite prices dip on slow buying, weakening yuan; Chinese carbonate price range widens on lower concluded deals; Imported ilmenite price continues to fall in China; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of seven fluorspar prices
21 August 2018
Industrial Minerals has today discontinued seven grades of fluorspar.
03 August 2018
Trade war fear pushes down seaborne antimony trioxide market; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; Supply, demand dynamics trigger evolution in chromite pricing spreads; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices extend downtrend; Soda ash producers to factor higher costs into contract price negotiations; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; PRICING NOTICE: Launch of dried and bagged foundry chromite price; amendment of two prices; China's high-grade magnesia export prices fall on sporadic buying
20 July 2018
GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Battle over market share triggers price war; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue fluorspar prices; China’s magnesia export prices steady but domestic prices soften; Chinese soda ash price edges down on oversupply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of kaolin pricing; factors converge to depress ilmenite import price in China
18 July 2018
Industrial Minerals has extended the consultation period regarding its proposal to discontinue several fluorspar prices.
13 July 2018
Buyers are divided about the extent of environmental controls on Chinese fluorspar producers and how they are affecting availability in Europe.
11 July 2018
Identified reserves for crystal (flake) graphite and fluorspar in China have shown sizeable increases since 2012, according to the latest data from the country’s government.
06 July 2018
Government inspections involving China's fluorspar mining sector have reportedly interrupted supply to what is already a tight market, but opinion is divided about the extent of those inspections and their impact on prices.
02 July 2018
Environmental inspections continue to impinge on fluorspar producers' operations, leaving them with no material to furnish strong demand from Europe.