29 November 2018
Market tightness continues to be reflected in China's fluorspar prices, which have now broken previous highs set seven years ago.
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.
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
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.
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.
26 October 2018
Prices for fluorspar in China have become the latest to show a sharp spike, continuing a global uptrend over recent months owing to a tight balance of supply and demand.
22 October 2018
Tighter supply in the fluorspar market has put pressure on raw materials and fluorine-derived product prices, while new products and increasingly fragmented end-user markets are creating widespread uncertainty.
19 October 2018
Fastmarkets’ fluorspar price assessments in two markets have risen this week, which reflects the earlier-than-usual settlement of contracts for next year’s supplies, a sign of urgency among buyers.
12 October 2018
Domestic acidspar prices rose after Fujian province launched safety inspections on non-coal mines in Qingliu county, home to China's major fluorspar reserves.
05 October 2018
The cif Rotterdam price has increased to $500 per tonne at the top end of the range as a result of consumer nervousness amid market tightness.