20 July 2018
GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Battle over market share triggers price war; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue fluorspar prices; China’s magnesia export prices steady but domestic prices soften; Chinese soda ash price edges down on oversupply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of kaolin pricing; factors converge to depress ilmenite import price in China
18 July 2018
The prices of China’s magnesia exports were stable this week because of quiet buying during the summer slowdown, but domestic prices were on a downtrend, especially for low-grade products.
09 July 2018
An uncertain outlook for magnesia products, financial losses and the burden of environmental regulations have put a price tag of $4.2 million on Haicheng Xinwei Lee Shing Magnesia Resources.
06 July 2018
Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked? Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable
04 July 2018
The local government of Haicheng in China’s Liaoning province has announced a plan to dismantle magnesia kilns which do not meet the latest environmental standards. But Chinese magnesia export prices are currently unchanged on quiet buying activity.