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  • Mineral sands prices rise in stronger spot market

    Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Mineral sands prices all moved up during the two weeks to Thursday June 9, with sources suggesting that the market was generally stronger, and with third-quarter prices now starting to be agreed at higher levels - at least, for rutile.

  • Rain storms impede Base Resources’ mineral sand operations in Kenya

    Monday, 06 June 2022

    Operations by African mineral sands producer Base Resources at Kwale in Kenya have been impeded by recent heavy rainstorms, the company said on Monday June 6.

  • Image Resources reports Q1 declines in HMC production, sales

    Friday, 29 April 2022

    Australia-focused mineral sands miner Image Resources has recorded a 37% decrease in production of heavy mineral concentrate (HMC) and a 38% decrease in HMC sales for the first three months of 2022, compared with the final three months of 2021.

  • Base Resources reports decrease in Q1 ore output

    Thursday, 21 April 2022

    Africa-focused mineral sands producer Base Resources has reported a decrease in the volumes of ore mined in the first quarter of 2022, both year-on-year and quarter-on-quarter.

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Pricing News

  • Mineral sands prices rise in stronger spot market

    Thursday, 09 June 2022

    Mineral sands prices all moved up during the two weeks to Thursday June 9, with sources suggesting that the market was generally stronger, and with third-quarter prices now starting to be agreed at higher levels - at least, for rutile.

  • Mineral sands market nervous about Russian invasion of Ukraine; prices stable

    Thursday, 03 March 2022

    The mineral sands market is experiencing rising nervousness on Thursday March 3 over the impact of Russia's invasion of Ukraine, industry participants said.

  • Sulfate-grade TiO2 prices stable ahead of lunar new year

    Thursday, 20 January 2022

    Prices for sulfate-grade titanium dioxide remained stable in the week to Thursday January 20, with market participants reporting a slowdown in activity because of the approach of the lunar new year holiday in east Asia.

  • Sulfate-grade TiO2 prices rise as 2022 begins

    Thursday, 06 January 2022

    Sulfate-grade titanium dioxide prices rose in the week to Thursday January 6, with reports of price increases from Chinese sellers, alongside ongoing expectations of supply decreases in the coming weeks.

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Features

  • Global economic recovery spurs TiO2 market growth

    Thursday, 12 August 2021

    Growing demand for the multiple products that depend on titanium dioxide for their manufacture is driving rising output and revenue for its producers, but that is also raising questions about the future supplies of the feedstock materials they need, as William Clarke reports.

  • Titanium dioxide makers aim for a steady course

    Monday, 12 October 2020

    Price stabilization and inventory control are bearing fruit for titanium dioxide and mineral sand producers, even as Covid-19 rocks pigment markets.

  • Trade wars, 'green' outlook rejuvenate rare earths

    Monday, 12 October 2020

    With government support for rare earths mining increasing, a growing number of miners – including mineral sands producers – now see value in a market that, for a long time, was effectively closed to non-Chinese producers due to its high costs and strict environmental regulations.

  • VV Minerals boss says canalisation will hurt mineral sand miners

    Tuesday, 26 February 2019

    The chief executive of VV Minerals tells Fastmarkets that restrictions on private exports of mineral sands will be bad for production.

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