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Soda ash pricing news

  • August 2018

    PRICING NOTICE: Extending consultation period on proposal to refine soda ash prices

    28 August 2018

    Industrial Minerals has extended the consultation period regarding its proposal to refine specifications of its soda ash prices.

  • Price briefing: July 27-August 2

    03 August 2018

    Trade war fear pushes down seaborne antimony trioxide market; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; Supply, demand dynamics trigger evolution in chromite pricing spreads; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices extend downtrend; Soda ash producers to factor higher costs into contract price negotiations; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; PRICING NOTICE: Launch of dried and bagged foundry chromite price; amendment of two prices; China's high-grade magnesia export prices fall on sporadic buying

  • July 2018

    Soda ash producers to factor higher costs into contract price negotiations

    30 July 2018

    Producers of soda ash in Europe have been grappling with higher costs and now hope to pass that on to their consumers to keep their profit margins up.

  • Price Briefing: July 20-26

    27 July 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium prices dip to draw in demand; Weak demand, oversupply causes 10% decrease in Chinese soda ash prices; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of talc pricing; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of four soda ash prices

  • PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to refine specifications of soda ash prices

    27 July 2018

    Industrial Minerals proposes changes to the specifications of four soda ash prices.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of four soda ash prices

    27 July 2018

    Industrial Minerals has today discontinued four soda ash prices.

  • Weak demand, oversupply causes 10% decrease in Chinese soda ash prices

    23 July 2018

    Soda ash prices dropped for the second consecutive week in China as market participants report oversupply and weak demand, with consumers making smaller purchases as they hold out for further price decreases.

  • Chinese soda ash price edges down on oversupply

    16 July 2018

    The price of Chinese soda ash dipped last week amid reports of oversupply following several months when prices were steady or rising.

  • Solvay seeks' fair' pricing before bringing supply to the market

    16 July 2018

    Soda ash producers have been grappling with what they consider weak pricing while profitability has been squeezed by higher coal and energy prices. Solvay believes fair price levels are warranted to incentivize investment in new supply if the market is to avoid the type of sharp price increases seen in other mineral markets, such as lithium.

  • Price Briefing: July 5-12

    13 July 2018

    Calcined alumina suppliers warn of further price rises in 2019 on widespread shortage; Global iodine spot price strengthens; Chinese carbonate prices drop for second week; seaborne market resists lower bids; Proposal to discontinue four European graphite prices; Ilmenite prices stable amid China’s latest environmental protection campaign; Domestic European antimony trioxide price softens but global markets largely stable; Chinese soda ash prices hold firm for another week, production stable; Chinese TiO2 export prices tick lower; Bauxite, fused alumina prices stable amid concerns of new shutdowns

  • Chinese soda ash prices hold firm for another week; production stable

    06 July 2018

    Reported factory closures have been dismissed by a Chinese source while prices remain stable for the eighth straight week.

  • Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand

    02 July 2018

    Strong end-market demand in Europe and the United States are key supporting factors for higher soda ash contract prices, according to producers.

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