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China bauxite supply sector faces winter closures

Price rises with 5-month Shanxi plant shutdown to March 2018 in anti-pollution measure
 

Just when you wondered if things could get any worse. Further to our earlier report on the impact of environmental legislation on China’s […]

China minerals meltdown

Bauxite/BFA supply shortage | CMP last man standing?

If ever there was a time to acknowledge and try to understand the significant influence of Chinese policies on industrial mineral supply to western markets – and there […]

Basic Instinct: Refractory Magnesia Supply Outlook

Appreciation & Analysis of the Refractory Magnesia Supply Sector
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Graphite sector sees activity rise

Offtake deals for new players | Ceylon Graphite exploration
As the industry builds up to its annual meeting at Graphite Supply Chain 2017, 5-7 November, Balboa Bay Resort, Newport Beach, organised by IMFORMED and Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, a […]

British Fluorspar in UK mining revival

Fluorspar market upturn projected for 2018 | US HFC ban showdown

British Fluorspar’s rejuvenation of the Milldam Mine in Derbyshire, UK is one of several industrial mineral developments which have galvanised a perceived revival of UK […]

Fluorspar revival in Newfoundland

Canada Fluorspar leads pack of emerging new suppliers
Canada Fluorspar Inc.’s St Lawrence mine was officially opened, or rather, reactivated last month, following almost 40 years of exploration and attempts to restart operations since the mine […]

Fluorine Forum 2017: Early Bird Rates end 15 September

Chinese magnesite supply: 80% to come under state control & consolidation

The prospect of China’s magnesite mining sector coming under state ownership accompanied by consolidation of major players into one entity is looking increasingly likely to come to fruition this year.

Further to our recent report on […]

China minerals supply squeeze: hangover to 2018 likely

• Environmental and explosives controls impact output, prices increase
• Magnesite supply reform: state control of raw magnesite sales
• Bauxite/BFA supply also challenged

Just when traders thought they could breath a sigh of relief as China waved […]

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