24 July 2018
Iluka Resources' production of natural rutile and zircon fell in the second quarter from the first and was also down in the year to date against a backdrop of strong demand and higher prices.
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
12 July 2018
China’s latest environmental protection measures have resulted in lower domestic ilmenite and pigment output in the country, keeping prices for imported ilmenite flat.
06 July 2018
Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked? Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable
05 July 2018
Continued supply tightness has pushed the price of zircon upward in the third quarter of this year, confirming earlier predictions by market participants. Now due to several factors, participants are asking if this is the peak for prices.