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  • Price Briefing: 8-14 December 15 December 2017

    Graphite spot prices in China overtake Europe; China Northern decreases rare earth prices; Pricing notice: ilmenite; Chinese silicon carbide exports dip, European prices edge higher Read More

  • Price briefing December 1-8 08 December 2017

    Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths Read More

  • Price Briefing 24-30 November 01 December 2017

    Chromite prices firm on low supply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of potash and phosphate prices; The non-metallurgical chromite market has maintained the high prices reached in previous weeks; Fluorspar prices rise amid tight supply Read More

  • Price briefing 17-23 November 24 November 2017

    Antimony trioxide prices move down on low demand; two of China’s largest producers have reduced their rare earths guidance prices; zircon availability is low; Industrial Minerals launches Chinese domestic grade of lithium hydroxide. Read More

  • Price Briefing 10-16 November 17 November 2017

    Antimony metal prices push up Chinese, domestic European, US antimony trioxide prices; Chinese lithium consumers look to stock up; Chromium ’17: Strong fundamentals support foundry chromite market ; Pricing notice: Discontinuation of several lithium prices Read More

  • Price Briefing 3-9 November 10 November 2017

    Fluorspar and antimony prices hold flat, while Chinese lithium prices tick higher. Read More

  • Price Briefing 27 October - 2 November 03 November 2017

    Foundry grade chromite strengthens; antimony trioxide prices soften in China; Imerys announces increases in its graphite prices. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 20-26 October 27 October 2017

    Iodine price hits 15-month high after CPHI; TiO2 market holds firm while paint producers lift prices; Ilmenite market stalls, rutile tightens; chemical chromite slows down; European fused magnesia on the up again. Read More

  • Price Briefing 13-19 October 20 October 2017

    Antimony trioxide falls on lack of consumer appetite; China refrigerant demand supports fluorspar prices; Lithium prices in Europe chase Chinese market; IM proposes to delist its potash and phosphate prices Read More

  • Chinese lithium carbonate spot prices remain world price driver 13 October 2017

    European and US lithium carbonate and hydroxide spot prices rose this week led by higher prices in the Chinese market where consumers are reporting a lack of available material. Read More

  • Price briefing 6 - 12 October 13 October 2017

    European fused magnesia prices rise further after Chinese prices extended the rally after holidays; Andalusite supply contracts expected to be shorter, costlier; Antimony trioxide prices dip over Golden Week; Higher Chinese prices push up European silicon carbide market; Zircon, ilmenite price rise as rutile makes moderate gains; Chinese TiO2 producers raise prices in October as buyers scramble for limited supply Read More

  • 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. Read More

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