Magnesia latest news

  • March 2018

    Low-grade magnesia prices fall while stocks rise

    28 March 2018

    Chinese low-grade magnesia prices moved downward because of increasing stock levels amid thin buying activity among downstream refractory producers, while high-grade magnesia prices were unchanged on a lack of magnesite ore.

  • Demand for refractories boosts RHI Magnesita’s 2017 performance

    23 March 2018

    Sales volumes to steel and industrial end-markets increased last year amid a scarcity of main refractories raw materials, such as dead-burned magnesia and fused magnesia.

  • Weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market

    14 March 2018

    Chinese magnesia markets have seen limited transactions over the past week with demand muted and most overseas buyers reluctant to make deals because of firm prices.

  • PEOPLE MOVES: Imerys splits chairman, CEO roles, appoints new directors

    14 March 2018

    Imerys has made a number of changes to its management board, with Gilles Michel appointed to chairman of the board while the role of chief executive officer will go to ex-AkzoNobel head of performance coatings, Conrad Keijzer.

  • Price Briefing March 2 -8

    09 March 2018

    Prices rise further in chemical, foundry grade chromite markets; High-grade DBM prices leap on lack of raw material; Lithium prices rise in China after new year break; Chinese TiO2 producers cite yuan appreciation as they push for price risesPrice Notices

  • High-grade DBM prices leap on lack of raw material

    07 March 2018

    There is a diverging trend between rising high-grade dead burned magnesia and falling low-grade material quotes, with raw material supply shortages putting pressure on DBM producers.

  • Chinese magnesia exports up in January

    02 March 2018

    China’s export volumes of calcined caustic, fused and dead-burned magnesia rose sharply in January 2018 compared with December 2017. Volumes of the first two products continued to grow year-on-year, while dead-burned magnesia exports fell slightly.