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  • Price Briefing March 9-15 16 March 2018

    Chinese flake graphite prices stable on slow demand, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market, zircon buyers mull substitution amid Q2 price increases, weak demand weighs on Chinese magnesia market Read More

  • Price Briefing March 2 -8 09 March 2018

    Prices rise further in chemical, foundry grade chromite markets; High-grade DBM prices leap on lack of raw material; Lithium prices rise in China after new year break; Chinese TiO2 producers cite yuan appreciation as they push for price risesPrice Notices Read More

  • Price Briefing February 23 - March 1 02 March 2018

    Persisting market tightness leads to higher andalusite prices in 2018; Extension of consultation period regarding proposal to discontinue kyanite prices; Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price Read More

  • Price Briefing February 16-22 23 February 2018

    European silicon carbide quiet while Chinese market takes break; Indian barytes exporters consolidate dominance in Middle East; antimony trioxide prices mostly steady during Lunar New Year holiday; iodine spot market activity slows, prices adjust; proposal to amend, discontinue refractory clay prices; proposal to discontinue caustic soda prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing February 9 - 15 16 February 2018

    Rise in ilmenite prices to continue after Chinese new year; European graphite market stable while some grades adjust; Chinese fluorspar prices remain firm in run-up to Chinese New Year. Read More

  • Price Briefing February 2-9 09 February 2018

    Chromite prices edge up on limited supply. Global lithium spot prices have remained unaffected following SQM's ramp-up plans. PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to delist two baddeleyite grades, change assessment frequency of remaining price; Discontinuation of three bromine prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing January 26 - February 1 01 February 2018

    Global antimony trioxide market strengths; Calcined alumina markets appreciate in 2018 contracts; European titanium dioxide buyers resist price hikes; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue celestite, kyanite, nitrate, olivine and perlite prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing January 19 - 25 26 January 2018

    European magnesia prices firm in new contracts; Chinese fluorspar prices stay firm on limited output; Chinese lithium carbonate prices down; European prices increase Read More

  • Price Briefing January 12 - 18 19 January 2018

    European graphite prices rise in early 2018 contracts; Chinese acidspar prices jump up by $100 on array of domestic factors; Seaborne antimony trioxide market picks up while European domestic prices adjust; Chinese ilmenite prices soften; Chinese soda ash prices stay flat as supply increases Read More

  • Price Briefing: January 5-11 12 January 2018

    Fused alumina prices edge upward on supply squeeze; European green silicon carbide market sees small price move at 2018 start; Lack of Chinese soda ash for export keeps prices stable; Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue its three bromine prices and three of its magnesia grades. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 29 December-4 January 05 January 2018

    Chinese domestic lithium carbonate prices soften as 2018 starts; ATH prices set to rise in 2018; sellers pushing for 'sizeable' increases; Iodine global prices strengthen at start of 2018; Zircon prices rise, characterized by short supply; Sluggish global antimony trioxide market while European prices soften. Read More

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