24 March 2016
Graphite and fluorspar prices hindered by low demand and excess supply; TiO2 price improvements a long way away; falling frac sand prices show no sign of recovery.
18 March 2016
Prices for fluorspar, graphite, rare earths and zircon all remain stable, despite ructions in markets.
14 March 2016
Reports describe prices moving in different directions but sources say market is stable.
11 March 2016
Fluorspar prices to remain weak into Q2; vein graphite prices rolled over for 2016; soda ash and TiO2 prices rise in China.
09 March 2016
Several Chinese TiO2 suppliers have increased their prices, following a hike by the country’s market leader.
04 March 2016
Stability reported in fluorspar, kaolin and silica sand markets; amorphous graphite comes under pressure but lithium to continue rising in 2016.
02 March 2016
The latest hikes have been implemented on the back of lower inventories in China and the expectation of new government policies that will limit domestic TiO2 capacity. Major Chinese pigment producers have reported varying results for 2015, but industry observers expect to see stronger local market conditions this year.