Magnesia latest news

  • November 2016

    Fire delays production at K+S Hattorf site

    28 November 2016

    K+S has faced a number of fertiliser production restrictions this year owing to issues with waste disposal in the Hesse-Thuringia potash district. However, just days after restarting production at its Hattorf site in Germany, the company has announced that a fire, which broke out on Friday, could hinder operations for another month.

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule

    28 November 2016

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

  • 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.

  • 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.