Persistently high import volumes of lithium carbonate into China have intensified oversupply in the country’s domestic market for the material at a time when demand remains weak, sources told Fastmarkets on Tuesday July 23

Amid a market downturn, suppliers reconsider proposed price increases for pulp in China, revealing the complexities of the import pulp market

Suppliers were not letting-up in their search for price increases for market pulp imports into China, despite Chinese buyers’ escalating pushback, and this has worsened the unusual situation in which pulp is more expensive than finished products in that market

Fastmarkets launched a new price assessment for MB-GER-0006 germanium dioxide, in-whs China, on Friday May 10.

Chinese rare earth magnetic materials prices edged up this week after suppliers stood firm behind higher offer prices, market sources told Fastmarkets

Spot lithium carbonate and hydroxide battery grade prices in the seaborne Asia market were stable in the week to Thursday April 4, with conditions quiet due to a public holiday in China, sources told Fastmarkets

A bullish consensus formed last week in Shanghai as leading market participants met for the annual CPICC conference and Shanghai Pulp Week. Meetings were held against the backdrop of growing concerns around market pulp and woodchip supply, while questions remained around the strength of underlying demand. Heading into the week, the rally in pulp prices […]

The March 2024 monthly averages were published today based on the index values of March 1, 8, 15 and 22.

Recent developments in China’s pulp and paper industry, notably the divestment of the Anhui Huatai pulp mill, prompted a closer examination of the dynamics of swing pulp lines, particularly the delicate balance between dissolving wood pulp and paper grade wood pulp. The Anhui Huatai pulp mill, which suspended production in the first half of 2023, […]

China’s manufacturing sector is overtaking its construction sector in driving the country’s demand for steel, in a shift that is expected to benefit flat steel products more than long steel ones, an industry expert said at an industry conference on Friday March 22