23 December 2016
China has scrapped export taxes on graphite, magnesia and magnesite.
16 December 2016
New year contracts for graphite are being negotiated at the same price levels as the current market rates, as buyers are covering for Q1 while some suppliers hope a rebound in demand may lead to a pickup in prices from Q2 onward.
15 December 2016
Antimony trioxide prices drop, as do iodine prices; lithium deals for 2017 approach closure; foundry chromite spot market widens; raw material costs lift WFA prices; graphite suppliers talk 2017 contracts; Cristal to increase TiO2 prices; industry concerned over China scrapping magnesia quota.
07 December 2016
Industrial Minerals has delisted the prices of several grades of graphite from the beginning of December.
28 November 2016
The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.
04 November 2016
Titanium dioxide producers continue to look for price increases while graphite, bauxite and fused alumina prices held unchanged and lithium carbonate and hydroxide 2017 contract offers show a wide range.
03 November 2016
Spot market prices showed no sign of movement as negotiations to set new contract prices for graphite supplies in 2017 are well under way.