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  • October 2017

    Price briefing 29 September – 5 October

    06 October 2017

    With China shut for the golden week holiday between 1-8 October, business across many industrial minerals remained very quiet. But environmental restrictions in the country continue to disrupt production in many minerals. Graphite prices in Europe spike amid output crimp and rising demand; Fused alumina producing region in Henan province have enforced mass shutdowns from November onwards; and with the draconian anti-pollution measures and related shutdowns showing no sign of abating, a number of buyers are also anticipating higher raw material costs in 2018.

  • European graphite prices rise sharply

    05 October 2017

    Sellers in Europe report increasing demand for all graphite grades between 94% and 97% C content, while higher prices from Chinese suppliers is forcing some EU grades upwards by as much as $200/tonne.

  • UniteCR ’17: Buyers brace for higher raw material prices in '18

    05 October 2017

    Several consumers of refractory minerals gathered in Santiago told IM they are certain that “everything will appreciate” next year as shortage of materials will trigger higher contract prices.

  • FREE WEB SEMINAR: Battery raw materials prices and the Li-ion boom

    04 October 2017

    Industrial Minerals and Metal Bulletin are hosting a free web seminar on Tuesday 10 October at 2pm GMT to discuss how it assesses the prices of battery raw materials such as cobalt, graphite and lithium.

  • IM's September Price Movements

    02 October 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • September 2017

    Hegang City pledges to double graphite production in 2017

    08 September 2017

    The city-level prefecture plans to push local graphite production to over 3m tonnes, after taking over a 1.21bn tonne mining reserve having these type of expansions triggered some negative comments within the industry in the past. Moreover, Chinese exports dipped throughout June according to Chinese Customs.

  • IM's August Price Movements

    07 September 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

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