21 December 2015
Antimony market crashes in 2015; refractories pull alumina, graphite and magnesia down.
27 November 2015
Iodine, magnesia, potash, rare earths and TiO2 prices all down on earlier in the year, as oversupply and weak Chinese consumption erode markets.
25 November 2015
Soft refractories demand is reported to be eroding prices for caustic calcined magnesia.
23 October 2015
Prices for ceramic materials minerals and fluorspar down as rare earths experience slight increase.
19 October 2015
Domestic Chinese FM prices reported to be softening although international sources say market is flat.
22 July 2015
Positive barite, bromine, soda ash prices stand out; refractory minerals continue to head south; TiO2 feedstocks face gloomy second half of 2015.
26 June 2015
Fluorspar and magnesia prices come under pressure from overcapacity.
26 June 2015
Chinese FM values remain within IM’s published ranges but a 35% decline in monthly export volumes illustrates weakness in the market.
12 June 2015
Undercutting weakens fluorspar prices; graphite and rare earths continue downward trend; magnesia prices remain stable.
09 June 2015
DBM prices remain stable despite availability of cheap Chinese material on the global market.
22 May 2015
Magnesia industry gloomy on China; Australian zircon industry optimistic for price rises.
19 May 2015
FOB China prices below $500/tonne for 97% MgO material reported as overcapacity burdens industry.
28 April 2015
Anonymous bidders drive down prices in magnesia at a time when industry still burdened by high inventories. Steel sector overcapacity a looming concern. In calcium carbonate meanwhile prices hold steady as market leaders control values, though end market overcapacity in Asia may hit demand. Producers seek margins on high grade products.
02 April 2015
Antimony prices fall by 50% since 2011; price wars put pressure on Chinese magnesia.
01 April 2015
Aggressive bidding for refractory mineral tenders is forcing down the price of magnesia, while stricter environmental rules, policy mistakes and overcapacity are also putting pressure on refractories producers and their raw material suppliers.
20 March 2015
Global soda ash market in for a positive 2015; zircon prices expected to remain flat in near term; currency depreciation hits phosphate and TiO2.
22 January 2015
Barite shortage ups price of Moroccan drilling grade; Chinese magnesia prices fall
20 January 2015
Cheaper fuel and increased competition bring prices down as volumes rise