Price Briefing

  • PRICING NOTICE: Holiday pricing schedule for 2019-2020 16 January 2019

    View the Fastmarkets holiday pricing schedule for 2019 and 2020. Read More

  • Price Briefing: December 14-20 21 December 2018

    China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices stable; year-end lull keeps ROW markets subdued; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend pricing schedule for European magnesia prices; consultation on grade; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch new monthly frac sand prices Read More

  • PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend pricing schedule for European magnesia prices; consultation on grade 21 December 2018

    Fastmarkets IM proposes changes to the pricing schedule for Magnesia, fused, European, FOB Europe, to monthly from weekly Read More

  • Bauxite, fused-alumina market in supply limbo in Q4 IM December 2018-January 2019

    The spreads in the bauxite market have been widening, while concerns over China's 2019 supply flow increase and keep brown-fused alumina (BFA) and white-fused alumina (WFA) prices stable. Read More

  • Price Briefing: December 6-13 14 December 2018

    European silicon carbide prices rise on supply tightness, expectation of further increases; Ground calcined alumina price rises in run-up to Christmas; Chinese flake graphite prices push higher on winter-related supply tightness; MEIS 2018: China turning net importer of metspar amid strong steel market; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese lithium carbonate prices firm on tight supply; hydroxide quotation dips on weak demand Read More

  • Price Briefing: November 30-December 6 07 December 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Lithium spot prices stable on slow spot market activity; focus on contract negotiations; Bullish iodine distributors raise offers to $28/kg but spot price holds firm for now; Chinese soda ash price rises, demand stronger before Chinese New Year; European, US antimony trioxide prices trend lower as year approaches end; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue prices in seven minerals markets Read More

  • Price Briefing: November 23-29 30 November 2018

    Short supply being played upon by Chinese fluorspar producers; Rush to sell, slow demand depress seaborne antimony trioxide prices; Iodine consumers lock in contract volumes at above spot prices for first time in two years; Market eyes causes of slowing iodine price momentum; Fastmarkets IM to delist one soda ash price; China acidspar price breaks record high from 2011; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue prices in seven minerals markets; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s lithium hydroxide prices down on lower deals Read More

  • PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue prices in seven minerals markets 30 November 2018

    Fastmarkets IM is opening a market consultation to seek feedback on its proposal to discontinue a range of prices across seven different markets. Read More

  • Fastmarkets IM to delist one soda ash price 26 November 2018

    Following the previous consultation that began on October 26, Fastmarkets IM has suspended one of its soda ash prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing: November 16-22 23 November 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese lithium prices unchanged in quiet market, seaborne hydroxide prices fall; Asian TiO2 prices ease, with Chinese winter supply squeeze less likely; Iodine price continues to edge up despite rejection of higher distributor offers; Magnesite mining in Haicheng hub to restart after September 2019; Sluggish demand pushes down antimony trioxide prices. Read More

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