01 April 2020
The total output of refractory materials in China increased by 3.7% year-on-year to 24.31 million tonnes in 2019. But most refractory raw materials prices were still under downward pressure.
25 March 2020
The Chinese market for dead burned magnesia (DBM) softened over the week to Wednesday March 25 due to a lack of downstream buying and strong stock levels, with the spread of the 2019-nCoV coronavirus pandemic curbing global demand.
18 March 2020
China’s magnesia prices remained largely rangebound this week on concerns about the potential impact of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) on global demand.
04 March 2020
China’s magnesia market declined over the week to March 3 on weak buyer appetite and sufficient stocks despite current higher transportation costs amid the coronavirus (2019-nCoV ) outbreak.
26 February 2020
Magnesia producers in the production hub of Liaoning province in China, are beginning to ramp up operations after the local government relaxed its public health emergency status to 'level three' on February 22.
19 February 2020
China’s magnesia market continued to step up operations this week, with more businesses returning to work, but production and supply remain sluggish due to a lack of workers.
12 February 2020
China’s magnesia producers began gradually to resume production this week, with magnesia export prices steady over the past seven days on a limited number of new deals.
03 February 2020
View the Fastmarkets holiday pricing schedule for 2020 and 2021.
21 January 2020
Beginning in 2020, Fastmarkets will review its pricing methodologies and price specifications across all its Price Reporting Agency (PRA) divisions - Metals & Mining and Forest Products - on an annual basis rather than twice per year.
08 January 2020
The Chinese government has canceled official customs commodity inspections on magnesia, thereby simplifying export procedures.