Magnesia latest news

  • November 2018

    China’s unshaped refractory materials output up 0.87% in October

    26 November 2018

    Output of unshaped refractory materials in China rebounded slightly in October 2018, attributed to increasing production of alumina-silicon refractory materials.

  • Magnesite mining in Haicheng hub to restart after September 2019

    21 November 2018

    The Haicheng government has released plans to restart magnesite mining in the region, with estimates it will permit exploring again after government checks next September.

  • Henan province launches winter output cuts, 384 refractory enterprises involved

    19 November 2018

    Henan province in central China has launched a new round of output cuts for the refractories and steel industries to run from November 15, 2018 to March 15, 2019.

  • Export prices steady as more Chinese magnesia producers halt production

    14 November 2018

    More magnesia producers in China’s Liaoning province have stopped production, with inspectors from the country’s central government supervising adherence to environmental regulations. Domestic prices have become firmer, while export prices were unchanged on flat demand.

  • RHI Magnesita reports strong refractories demand

    06 November 2018

    In a trading update the company attributed its strong performance in the third quarter to increased refractory demand, adding it is protected from high raw materials prices in China due to its integrated business model.

  • Vesuvius expects 18% rise in FY earnings

    06 November 2018

    The refractories producer issued an upbeat forecast thanks to rising global steel production.

  • Price Briefing: October 26 - November 1

    02 November 2018

    China’s daily crude steel output dips in mid-October, Magnesia prices firm as China launches a new environmental inspections, China’s crude stainless steel output up 8.5% in January-September, Market tightness reflected in rise in European soda ash contract price, PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue one soda ash price, Bottom end of spot iodine price range moves up for first time in 13 weeks, GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices stabilize

  • China’s daily crude steel output dips in mid-October

    01 November 2018

    Major Chinese steel mills cut their crude steel output mildly in the middle of October, while their finished steel inventories continued to rise.