31 August 2018
The central government is gearing up to impose fresh restrictions on industrial output during the winter months, which are likely to curtail mineral production and processing as they did in 2017.
29 August 2018
China’s magnesia market remained quiet, dragging mid-grade magnesia prices lower after suppliers cut their offer prices to achieve sales.
28 August 2018
Prices of fused and caustic calcined magnesia in Europe have remained flat on low availability, but raw magnesite ore prices have edged upward.
24 August 2018
Chinese magnesia export prices fell on sluggish trade and the lower value of the yuan against the dollar, while stockpiles gradually increased despite the ongoing mining restrictions.
22 August 2018
The refractories maker posted rises in sales and volumes to both industrial and steel end markets, and is investing in raw material assets and optimization of production lines.
08 August 2018
Increasing demand for refractory materials pushed China’s refractories output up to 9.45 million tonnes in the first half of the year. Magnesia and graphite prices remained firm because of the knock-on effects of environmental regulations.
03 August 2018
Several Chinese magnesia prices trended lower on soft demand and quiet buying activity. High-grade magnesia in particular saw price declines from several-month highs.
02 August 2018
The Trump administration has asked its trade authorities to consider a 25% import duty rate on Chinese minerals rather than the 10% rate it officially proposed in July.
01 August 2018
The new company - RHI Magnesita India - will be better positioned to expand its presence in the Indian refractories market, which has significant growth opportunities while steel capacity develops and local companies innovate.