26 February 2016
Falling steel output in China followed by the Spring Festival holiday has led to lower shipment volumes for Mongolia’s metallurgical fluorspar exporters, while prices are also showing the strain of weaker demand.
24 February 2016
Antimony fluctuates, rare earths stay flat; lithium prices exaggerated, says Albemarle; graphite stagnates, chromite prices dip.
19 February 2016
Mineral sands miners slash output in effort to support market; chromite prices fall less than expected, while fluorspar rallies slightly; lithium spot prices distorting perception of industry.
16 February 2016
Fluorspar producers received a higher number of enquiries for summer contracts during China’s New Year holidays, offering short-term respite to struggling acidspar prices.
12 February 2016
Mongolian fluorspar prices beat average ranges; graphite remains flat as spodumene values rise.
11 February 2016
Price Review: While excess capacity continues to weigh on fluorspar prices, some Mongolian producers have managed to secure deals at values above recent Chinese averages, causing disparity in the acidspar market.
05 February 2016
Antimony ingot prices improve slightly but fluorspar and graphite values fall; TiO2 market expected to remain weak.
03 February 2016
Domestic oversupply in China’s fluorochemical sector has dragged down consumption rates, causing producers to flood export markets with excess production.