23 December 2016
China has scrapped export taxes on graphite, magnesia and magnesite.
15 December 2016
Antimony trioxide prices drop, as do iodine prices; lithium deals for 2017 approach closure; foundry chromite spot market widens; raw material costs lift WFA prices; graphite suppliers talk 2017 contracts; Cristal to increase TiO2 prices; industry concerned over China scrapping magnesia quota.
02 December 2016
Magnesia prices unchanged amid concerns of further decline, chemical-grade chromite rises and lithium annual 2017 contracts started to conclude following lengthy negotiations. Bauxite, fused alumina prices held unchanged despite more anticipated production shutdowns.
01 December 2016
The magnesia industry is at a loss as to what the cancellation of the export quota system in place until this year in China will mean for business, as many fear international supply could increase and instigate price cuts.
28 November 2016
The publication of Industrial Minerals’ price assessments will be affected by the Christmas holidays.
18 October 2016
Chinese-origin magnesia prices could rise as a result of higher costs due to new regulations on maximum truckload volumes, but some doubt buyers would accept the increases.
10 October 2016
Correction for IM's listed magnesia calcined prices.
25 April 2016
08 April 2016
While Chinese refractories companies are licking their wounds after a bearish and bloody 2015, battery producers are reveling in increased profit margins as demand ticks up. TiO2 markets look set to recover also - but will this be passed onto mineral sands producers?
01 April 2016
Prices for fluorspar, mineral sands and lithium
29 January 2016
Fluorspar and DBM prices decline on weak demand, as graphene prices come down on increased capacity and US silica raises prices for non-frac sand products.
26 January 2016
Suppliers may be offering early discounts during seasonal quiet period.
22 January 2016
Fluorspar and CCM prices slide; vein graphite to remain stable; US soda ash suppliers nail down 2016 contracts.
18 January 2016
Weak demand inside China and in export markets hits price of 90-92% MgO material.
15 January 2016
Iodine and magnesia prices fall while zircon remains steady; soda ash values rebound in China.
13 January 2016
Slow demand from domestic and export markets weighs down FM values.