Price Briefing

  • 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

  • Price Briefing: November 9-15 16 November 2018

    China fluorspar price rally continues in run-up to winter; Bearish sentiment brings down foundry, chemical chromite prices; Export prices steady as more Chinese magnesia producers halt production; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium prices stable on reduced stocks near year-end; Amendments to soda ash prices Read More

  • Price Briefing: November 2 - 8 09 November 2018

    Acidspar prices plateau other than in China; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Upcoming contract price negotiations suspend global lithium prices; Calcined alumina prices rise as negotiations intensify; Graphite import prices into Europe fall on continued weak demand. Read More

  • Fastmarkets IM October Price Movements 06 November 2018

    Fastmarkets IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price Briefing: October 26 - November 1 02 November 2018

    China’s daily crude steel output dips in mid-October, Magnesia prices firm as China launches a new environmental inspections, China’s crude stainless steel output up 8.5% in January-September, Market tightness reflected in rise in European soda ash contract price, PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue one soda ash price, Bottom end of spot iodine price range moves up for first time in 13 weeks, GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices stabilize Read More

  • Price Briefing: October 19-25 26 October 2018

    Aggressive fluorspar price increases continue as China prices jump, China’s domestic magnesia prices up on reduced supply but export prices unchanged, GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices strengthen, Rutile market to tighten further after strike action at Iluka’s Sierra Leone operation Read More

  • Price briefing: October 12-18 19 October 2018

    Antimony trioxide markets soften on low demand; All DBM kilns closed in Dashiqiao; China's domestic DBM prices up; Bauxite, fused alumina market in supply limbo in Q4; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of micronised zircon, zircon opacifiers, zircon flour and fused zirconia prices; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese producers raise battery-grade lithium carbonate offer prices; seaborne markets quiet; Iodine sellers looking to push prices closer to $28 per kg; Acidspar prices continue to rise, with contracts for 2019 settled early Read More

  • Price briefing: October 5-11 12 October 2018

    Chinese TiO2 prices fall further as yuan exchange rate slides; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate, hydroxide prices soften after Golden Week; China's DBM price edges up on magnesia industry consolidation in Haicheng; PRICING NOTICE: Extending consultation period on proposal to amend soda ash prices Read More

  • Price Briefing: September 28 – October 4 05 October 2018

    Rutile price range narrows upwards while tight supply, strong demand continues; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Seaborne battery-grade lithium compound prices dip on slow consumption, falling offer prices; Diverging demand scenarios result in steady pricing for zircon in Q4; Chromite market quiet as fourth quarter begins; Antimony trioxide market unchanged over Golden Week. Read More

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