24 June 2016
Future of European markets uncertain as UK votes to leave the EU; fluorspar prices experience further drops; chromite market stabilises; oil price holds barite steady.
20 June 2016
Chinese producers have succeeded in lifting flake graphite prices on the back of growth in domestic refractories production and declining stockpiles. Amorphous could benefit from the government’s Lutang investment project, however overcapacity in the sector means prices are unlikely to make any gains in the short term.
17 June 2016
Lithium market participants point to price exaggeration; doubts cast over China’s TiO2 price hikes; fluorspar prices steady at low levels; decline in graphite continues.
13 June 2016
Specialised graphite grades experience more stability at higher price levels than natural flake graphite as traditional buying markets resist market upturn,
10 June 2016
Lithium lags, graphite uptick not expected “for at least four years”.
02 June 2016
Price Review: While the prices remain steady industrial inactivity continues to suppress regular trades with global demand showing few signs of recovery