Magnesia features

  • December 2018

    Brazilian steel use to grow in 2018, 2019 as local economy recovers, Aço Brasil says

    06 December 2018

    Brazilian apparent steel use will be higher than previously expected during 2018 and is estimated to grow again in 2019 while the industry moves on from a crisis with better economic prospects, local steel association Aço Brasil said on Wednesday December 5.

  • China leads global drive toward more electricity-based steelmaking

    05 December 2018

    Increased availability of scrap in China and more stringent pollution controls are boosting the proportion of EAF-based production in the nation's steelmaking capacity, delegates heard at a steel and iron conference in Vietnam.

  • November 2018

    China’s unshaped refractory materials output up 0.87% in October

    26 November 2018

    Output of unshaped refractory materials in China rebounded slightly in October 2018, attributed to increasing production of alumina-silicon refractory materials.

  • Price Briefing: November 16-22

    23 November 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese lithium prices unchanged in quiet market, seaborne hydroxide prices fall; Asian TiO2 prices ease, with Chinese winter supply squeeze less likely; Iodine price continues to edge up despite rejection of higher distributor offers; Magnesite mining in Haicheng hub to restart after September 2019; Sluggish demand pushes down antimony trioxide prices.

  • Magnesite mining in Haicheng hub to restart after September 2019

    21 November 2018

    The Haicheng government has released plans to restart magnesite mining in the region, with estimates it will permit exploring again after government checks next September.

  • Henan province launches winter output cuts, 384 refractory enterprises involved

    19 November 2018

    Henan province in central China has launched a new round of output cuts for the refractories and steel industries to run from November 15, 2018 to March 15, 2019.

  • Price Briefing: November 9-15

    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

  • Export prices steady as more Chinese magnesia producers halt production

    14 November 2018

    More magnesia producers in China’s Liaoning province have stopped production, with inspectors from the country’s central government supervising adherence to environmental regulations. Domestic prices have become firmer, while export prices were unchanged on flat demand.

  • RHI Magnesita reports strong refractories demand

    06 November 2018

    In a trading update the company attributed its strong performance in the third quarter to increased refractory demand, adding it is protected from high raw materials prices in China due to its integrated business model.

  • Vesuvius expects 18% rise in FY earnings

    06 November 2018

    The refractories producer issued an upbeat forecast thanks to rising global steel production.

  • Price Briefing: October 26 - November 1

    02 November 2018

    China’s daily crude steel output dips in mid-October, Magnesia prices firm as China launches a new environmental inspections, China’s crude stainless steel output up 8.5% in January-September, Market tightness reflected in rise in European soda ash contract price, PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue one soda ash price, Bottom end of spot iodine price range moves up for first time in 13 weeks, GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices stabilize

  • China’s daily crude steel output dips in mid-October

    01 November 2018

    Major Chinese steel mills cut their crude steel output mildly in the middle of October, while their finished steel inventories continued to rise.