Magnesia features

  • November 2016

    Shanxi stops all production in Taiyuan due to air pollution

    29 November 2016

    Mineral producing and consuming companies in the capital city of Shanxi province in China have been forced to stop production for the rest of the year due to air pollution problems.

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    28 November 2016

    The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.

  • China does away with magnesia quotas

    25 November 2016

    Export quotas for magnesia have disappeared from the latest government list released for 2017, as the news prompted mixed reactions from the domestic industry. As things stand, export taxes could be scrapped by year-end.

  • Steel output grows 3% in October

    24 November 2016

    China, India and Italy posted growth in their steel volumes for the month, while the US, Germany, Spain and Brazil were down against last year.

  • India’s September mineral output index falls

    21 November 2016

    Bauxite output in the country fell in September while magnesite and chromite increased.

  • China fails to set magnesia export quota

    16 November 2016

    Magnesia and talc are not mentioned in the official register of export quotas Beijing released for 2017, leading to suspicions that the quotas in place for over two decades may have been quietly scrapped.

  • IFGL benefits from steel rebound

    14 November 2016

    An slight increase in the world steel capacity utilisation rate in September and a drop off in Chinese exports boosted the Indian refractory maker’s bottom line.

  • Weak markets hit Magnesita's Q3 as earnings improve

    14 November 2016

    The company, which is in the process of merging with European refractory maker RHI, was affected by a downturn in steel output in its main exporting markets, while earnings improved against last year.

  • Slow ceramics sales affect Morgan’s trading

    07 November 2016

    The company continues to report a challenging scenario for technical ceramics as end markets remain sluggish, while it seeks to expand its speciality materials offering.

  • Corruption hinders Liaoning magnesia

    04 November 2016

    Liaoning province is regarded as the capital of Chinese magnesia, but rising production costs and slowing demand for refractories are causing the industry to struggle.

  • Martin Marietta's Q3 boosted by construction sector

    01 November 2016

    Shipments of aggregates and heavy building materials to residential markets in the US saw further increases in Q3. The company remains bullish as infrastructure and non-residential end markets are expected to record higher activity into next year.