28 September 2018
Refractory products have been included in the list of materials subject to a new US tariff, and China’s refractory industry is recommending an ‘active’ response. Although refractory raw materials were not included this time, demand for these will be affected indirectly in the long term.
26 September 2018
China's unshaped refractory materials output rose in August, supported by the strong demand downstream.
25 September 2018
China’s domestic magnesia prices edged up due to stricter environmental regulations, while export prices stood still ahead of China’s National Day holidays.
21 September 2018
Chromite market still quiet at Q3-end; Antimony metal price drives trioxide prices upward; China's magnesia prices firm on strict environmental inspections; PRICING NOTICE: Launch of frac sand price; Ilmenite price range widens downward in China, defying expectations; Industrial Minerals to track prices in booming frac sand market
19 September 2018
Magnesia production hubs in China are continuing their efforts to reduce negative environmental impact, while domestic magnesia prices firm and export prices hold steady on low demand.
13 September 2018
Haicheng's consolidation plan for its magnesia industry has made progress, with 42 companies to be consolidated at first, while magnesia prices temporarily hold steady.
05 September 2018
Authorities in China’s magnesia production hub of Dashiqiao have shut down 87 local companies that did not meet new environmental standards. But despite this, China’s magnesia export prices stood still on thin buying.