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  • Bauxite, brown fused alumina prices rise in China

    Friday, 21 September 2018

    Current closures at bauxite and alumina plants in China may be in place for months once the recently announced winter shutdown regulations come into force, forcing prices upward.

  • Price briefing: September 14 - 20

    Friday, 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

  • Nouveau Monde commissions demonstration graphite plant in Canada

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    The graphite production capacity of a new plant in Quebec will be ramped up by miner Nouveau Monde Graphite once full commissioning is achieved later this month.

  • China’s magnesia prices firm on strict environmental inspections

    Wednesday, 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.

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Energy

  • Trade log September 2018: Lithium

    Friday, 21 September 2018

    Trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Industrial Minerals.

  • Ganfeng Lithium signs new contracts with LG Chem, Tesla

    Friday, 21 September 2018

    The major Chinese lithium producer has extended its offtake contract with LG Chem and signed a new agreement with Tesla.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices extend loss

    Friday, 21 September 2018

    The fall in Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices was attributed to lower offers, while downstream buyers were largely absent from the market.

  • Price briefing: September 14 - 20

    Friday, 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

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Logistics

  • Nouveau Monde commissions demonstration graphite plant in Canada

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    The graphite production capacity of a new plant in Quebec will be ramped up by miner Nouveau Monde Graphite once full commissioning is achieved later this month.

  • Chromite market still quiet at Q3-end

    Wednesday, 19 September 2018

    Slow trading during the summer and perceived improvement in availability have led to slight adjustments to foundry and chemical grade prices over the third quarter.

  • Refractory minerals taken off US tariffs list; TiO2 pigments, ceramic raw materials still included

    Tuesday, 18 September 2018

    Graphite, magnesia, alumina and silicon carbide are excluded from the list of China-origin materials subject to a new US tariff, as are antimony, rare earths and barite. Pigments such as titanium dioxide will also be subject to the duty, as will refractory finished products, some ceramic minerals such as kaolin, and lithium.

  • Price briefing: September 7-13

    Friday, 14 September 2018

    Antimony trioxide prices increase as trade tension grows; Haicheng govt progresses magnesia industry consolidation; Alteo to increase calcined alumina prices on rising costs; Stocks availability, low-cost materials push Chinese lithium carbonate prices lower, other markets steady; Fused alumina prices rise on Q4 supply concerns.

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