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.