13 September 2019
Fastmarkets rounds up the key talking points from the 8th China Liaoning International Magnesia Materials Exposition in Haicheng on September 11.
10 September 2019
Exports in August and the first eight months of the year were both down year on year due to weak overseas demand.
04 September 2019
China’s magnesia market remained under downward pressure due to high stocks and quiet buying from downstream refractory sector.
30 August 2019
Domestic R&D in Turkey will be a priority in the country’s latest economic plan for the years to 2023, with emphasis on refractories.
28 August 2019
Exports of fused magnesia decreased in July year-on-year on slow demand from global buyers, while dead burned magnesia (DBM) and caustic calcined magnesia (CCM) exports were up.
21 August 2019
Chinese export prices for magnesia remained soft this week despite the start of a three-month halt to magnesite mining in Haicheng on August 1. High stocks and slow buying were still weighing on the market.
15 August 2019
Chinese steel output has fallen since June on lower demand and production restrictions in the north.
12 August 2019
The producer expects market uncertainty to continue in the second half of the year, potentially leading to more destocking from customers in the steel division, while the industrial and non-ferrous sectors performed better.
08 August 2019
Major Chinese steelmakers’ daily crude steel output rates dipped in early July, though they continued to produce at an average that just exceeds 2 million tonnes per day.