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  • June 2018

    PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue selected fluorspar prices

    18 June 2018

    Industrial Minerals is opening a market consultation to seek feedback on its proposal to discontinue several fluorspar prices.

  • IM Congress 2018: What we learned

    14 June 2018

    Here are some takeaways from the 24th IM Congress 2018 in Barcelona, Spain, that took place over June 5-7.

  • Price Briefing: June 1-7

    08 June 2018

    Cheaper material offered by smaller producers weigh on Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate, hydroxide prices; European antimony trioxide market softens on lack of sales; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of celestite; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of olivine price; Fresh talk about consolidation of Liaoning province's magnesia sector but prices steady for now; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of kyanite pricing; China fluorspar prices push higher while sellers wait for stronger prices; No movement on Chinese soda ash price despite restored supply sources

  • China fluorspar prices push higher while sellers wait for stronger prices

    08 June 2018

    Volatility continues in the Chinese fluorspar market, with supply views mixed elsewhere.

  • The HF production demand migration: The European supply, demand balance

    06 June 2018

    Fluorspar, a key raw material used in the production of hydrofluoric acid (HF) has increased in price over the past six months in line with the price increases in its key end-market, HF production.

  • May 2018

    Price Briefing: May 18-24

    25 May 2018

    Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook; Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals’ iodine prices; Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices; Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe

  • Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices

    25 May 2018

    An uptick in the domestic hydrofluoric acid market in April to May has paused the fall in Chinese acidspar prices.

  • Kenya Fluorspar misses opportunity as rights expire and market softens

    23 May 2018

    Fluorspar prices are now moving upward again, so Kenya Fluorspar managing director Nico Spangenberg believes that conditions are now overwhelmingly against a successful restart of production at the mine.

  • Arkema finishes expansion work at US fluoropolymer plant

    17 May 2018

    The company's Kentucky plant now has extra 20% capacity, following its price increase and demand for products growing with US GDP.

  • Q1 profits fall in Honeywell’s fluorspar-consuming division

    17 May 2018

    'Good demand’ for fluorspar products and for low global warming products makes sales grow but profits fall.

  • Chinese fluorspar exports fall again in March

    14 May 2018

    The continued lull in fluorspar exports coinciding with prices falling, in contrast to previous increases in prices when exports had dropped.

  • Chinese acidspar prices remain stable for second consecutive week

    11 May 2018

    There was no movement this week but market participants believe acidspar prices are set to fall due to the weaker hydrofluoric acid market.

  • Price Briefing May 4 - 10

    11 May 2018

    Global iodine spot market strengthens on bullish sentiment; Sluggish demand drags down global antimony trioxide market; Foundry-grade chromite prices edge up on ongoing tightness; Sparse buying activity leaves Chinese magnesia export prices steady; Chinese lithium carbonate import prices climb but export prices soften, China’s flake graphite prices steady, demand remains quiet; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compound spot prices stabilize, other regions soften.

  • Price Briefing April 27 - May 3

    04 May 2018

    Weak demand leads to lower fluorspar acidspar prices; White fused alumina prices edge up on supply concerns; Chinese producers maintain firm prices for spherical graphite; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip further.

  • Weak demand leads to lower fluorspar acidspar prices

    04 May 2018

    Export prices for Chinese fluorspar acidspar fell this week after a drop in domestic prices in China as a result of limited buying interest from refrigerant and hydrofluoric acid sectors. While metallurgical grade fluorspar (metspar) kept unchanged this week.

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