Magnesia features

  • August 2021

    IN FIGURES: China’s refractory raw materials exports in July 2021

    26 August 2021

    A summary of China’s refractory raw materials exports for July.

  • Download the July-August 2021 issue of MMM

    12 August 2021

    Welcome to the July-August 2021 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we investigate the strong market fundamentals driving titanium dioxide this year, and the evolution of supply and demand in non-metallurgical chromite.

  • Global economic recovery spurs TiO2 market growth

    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.

  • China foundry chromite market sees possible demand shift on chrome ore rally

    12 August 2021

    China’s metallurgical chrome market rally in June-July triggered a boost for foundry chromite at the end of July. This could prompt a demand shift from domestic screened material to South African foundry chromite. Sybil Pan and Siyi Liu report.

  • Global chromite market seeks new balance

    12 August 2021

    The non-metallurgical chromite market has been dogged so far in 2021 by the long-tail effects of oversupply built up from previous years and insufficient demand rallies, but recent developments may speed up the sector’s recovery, as Davide Ghilotti reports.

  • Thembelani Gantsho: a passion for mining

    12 August 2021

    The chief executive officer of Kudumane Manganese Resources, Thembelani Gantsho, is passionate about the opportunities for South African mining. He spoke with Janie Davies about his first-hand experience of funding and operating a new mine, and the outlook for the nation’s mining industry.

  • Chinese magnesia prices stable in quiet market; logistics delays still a factor

    11 August 2021

    China’s magnesia export prices were broadly stable in the week to Tuesday August 10, with little market activity and only a few deals booked, while higher freight fees continued to create delays in global logistics.

  • FOCUS: Container shortage straining freight supply chains

    10 August 2021

    The persistent logistics disruptions brought about by the Covid-19 pandemic have forced traders and buyers to rearrange their supply chains, and to change packaging and delivery destinations, while the continuing container crisis has pushed the US freight regulator to investigate the situation.

  • AT A GLANCE: Vesuvius raises revenue as freight costs, inflation drive prices up

    02 August 2021

    UK-registered refractory company Vesuvius increased its revenue in the first six months of 2021. But prices were set to rise, to offset higher freight costs and inflationary pressures on raw material prices, the company reported on Thursday July 29.