Magnesia features

  • January 2022

    China’s magnesia export market flat ahead of new year holiday

    25 January 2022

    China’s magnesia export market was flat in the week to Tuesday January 25 with the approach of the lunar new year holiday, January 31-February 6, with overseas buyers taking a watchful stance and in no hurry to buy. There will be limitations on magnesia production in Liaoning until the middle of March.

  • Magnesia price support expected to continue

    14 January 2022

    Magnesia producers outside of China saw good demand in 2021 and ramped up production while market participants have seen several factors supporting prices early in 2022.

  • Uncertainty about China’s magnesia market drivers encourages caution

    14 January 2022

    Most market participants are adopting a cautious attitude to the magnesia market in 2022, with uncertainties about China’s industrial policies, power cuts and electricity costs, as well as magnesia industry consolidation and environmental rules, overshadowing the entire magnesia sector.

  • Tight China supply likely to support graphite flake price

    14 January 2022

    Graphite flake prices bounced back in 2021 due to evolving market dynamics amid global logistics issues, China’s power crunch and its environmental inspections. These factors look likely to continue to drive the graphite flake market into 2022, report Sybil Pan and Jon Stibbs.

  • Learning from leaders

    14 January 2022

    The cover profiles published in Metal Market Magazine provide real-life examples of good business leadership, management and strategy given by leaders with extensive practical experience of running international companies.

  • Download the January 2022 issue of MMM

    12 January 2022

    Welcome to the January 2022 issue of Metal Market Magazine, where we take an in-depth look at current bottlenecks in graphite supply and the drivers in China and abroad supporting the magnesia markets.

  • Tianjin’s mass Covid-19 testing hammers commodity port ops, transport

    11 January 2022

    The roll-out of mass Covid-19 testing in the major Chinese port city of Tianjin has created chaos for the area’s logistics, sources told Fastmarkets on Monday January 10.

  • China’s magnesia market flat post-holiday; environmental inspections start in Liaoning

    07 January 2022

    China’s magnesia market was quiet after the new year holidays, with most prices stable. The government of Liaoning has started a new round of environmental inspections, which will last till March 13.

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