Magnesia latest news

  • April 2014

    Martin Marietta generates record sales in magnesia arm for Q1

    30 April 2014

    Despite higher energy costs, Martin Marietta’s results show that the market is improving for magnesia on a year-on-year basis. However, the quarter-on-quarter slide illustrates the effect on higher natural gas prices.

  • Saint Gobain Q1 results show Europe back in the game

    30 April 2014

    The latest set of results from industrial minerals behemoth Saint Gobain show that industry is starting to pick up in Europe and demand is returning to the market.

  • Chinese steel figures reveal “most difficult quarter since millennium”

    29 April 2014

    If China’s steel industry is over-producing but registering losses this spells trouble for refractories producers and those supplying the minerals for refractories.

  • Martin Marietta acquires US limestone assets

    08 April 2014

    A better focused partnership with Hunt Midwest Enterprises will allow Martin Marietta to expand its limestone plants and consolidate its position of second largest supplier within the aggregate and concrete business in the US.

  • China’s refractories market shrunk in 2012

    03 April 2014

    A fall in refractories production in China negatively affects the demand for refractory industrial minerals and is a clear indication of the slower growth of the Chinese economy in the past two years. Future demand of refractories will strongly depend on governmental policies for China’s industry, in particular for iron and steel.

  • China’s manufacturing returns to positive expansion

    02 April 2014

    Positive signs of recovery in the Chinese manufacturing industry hint at the possibility of a rebound of the demand of many industrial minerals, such as fluorspar, graphite, potash and chromite, in an economy which plays a central role in several industrial minerals end markets.