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  • Dependence on magnesia supply from China grows

    Tuesday, 17 May 2022

    Challenges to magnesia supply have increased global dependence on China and are encouraging the recycling of refractory materials.

  • Magnesia price support expected to continue

    Friday, 14 January 2022

    Magnesia producers outside of China saw good demand in 2021 and ramped up production while market participants have seen several factors supporting prices early in 2022.

  • Uncertainty about China’s magnesia market drivers encourages caution

    Friday, 14 January 2022

    Most market participants are adopting a cautious attitude to the magnesia market in 2022, with uncertainties about China’s industrial policies, power cuts and electricity costs, as well as magnesia industry consolidation and environmental rules, overshadowing the entire magnesia sector.

  • Steel output cuts and freight rates hit demand for Chinese magnesia

    Wednesday, 15 September 2021

    Demand for Chinese magnesia is expected to weaken, due to the country's steel production curbs in the second half of 2021, while logistics delays and rising freight fees increase in interest in material from other origins.

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