30 September 2019
Crude steel production in Asia grew by 6.2% year on year, while European Union and North American output fell by 2.2% and 3.1% respectively.
27 September 2019
Industry sources painted a mixed picture of magnesia price sentiment at a major refractories conference this week.
23 September 2019
The autumn and winter of 2019-20 will be the third consecutive year when Chinese authorities impose strict regulations on industrial production across a number of cities and provinces in the north of the country, with output expected to be curtailed for as long as six months.
18 September 2019
China’s magnesia market has stayed on a downtrend this week on thin buying activities and sufficient stocks. And with Liaoning’s regional government setting new regulations on mines in the province from October 1, the stoppage to magnesite mining is expected to extend beyond the current three-month limit.
16 September 2019
Prices for market electrodes have hit bottom and the market is now waiting for the trigger for prices to rise again, GES Europe analyst Benjamin Sarkoezy tells Fastmarkets in an overview of the current market.
13 September 2019
Fastmarkets rounds up the key talking points from the 8th China Liaoning International Magnesia Materials Exposition in Haicheng on September 11.
10 September 2019
Exports in August and the first eight months of the year were both down year on year due to weak overseas demand.
04 September 2019
China’s magnesia market remained under downward pressure due to high stocks and quiet buying from downstream refractory sector.
02 September 2019
The consequences of China’s environmental inspections crippled supplies of fluorspar to the rest of the world in 2018, and the material now comes at a premium although quality and delivery are not guaranteed. Michael Greenfield examines how European and US consumers of the mineral are looking elsewhere to secure their supply chains.