Industrial minerals

Industrial minerals and the modern economy

Industrial minerals are rocks, minerals and naturally occurring materials mined and processed for their economic value. The industrial minerals sector creates a steady foundation for construction, manufacturing, and agricultural industries to thrive. Our independent market coverage of the industrial minerals markets provides global and local data-driven insights, prices, forecasts and market news to help you make sense of the forces influencing industrial minerals – and how to respond.

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Fastmarkets explores the logistical challenges facing South African ore exports, from the perspective of chrome and manganese markets
Supply challenges persist to meet rising rare earths demand, reports Davide Ghilotti
From January 2023, Fastmarkets proposes to no longer roll over its price assessments for minor metals, ores, alloys or industrial minerals when these are scheduled to be made on days that fall on public holidays in the country in which the price is assessed, or in which a price is based.
Spot prices for spodumene concentrate continued to post sharp gains over the past fortnight due to tight supply combined with continuously improving demand for downstream lithium chemicals amid booming electric vehicle demand worldwide
This will take Northern Graphite from being a junior miner to a producer, although they will enter a relatively tight market
Chinese battery makers are expected to consider increasing the proportion of natural graphite feedstock they use in anode material because of the fast-rising cost profile and availability issues affecting supplies of synthetic graphite
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Alumina, calcined, ground and unground, min 99.5% Al2O3, medium-soda min 0.25% soda, bulk, exw US/Europe, long-term contract, $/tonne
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Alumina, calcined, ground, 98.5-99.5% Al2O3, bulk, exw US/Europe, long-term contract, $/tonne
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Alumina, calcined, unground 98.5-99.5% Al2O3, bulk, exw US/Europe, long-term contract, $/tonne
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Alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, FEPA F8-220 grit, fob China, $/tonne
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Alumina, fused brown, min 95% Al2O3, refractory sized (0-6mm), fob China, $/tonne
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Alumina, fused white, 25kg bags, cif Europe, €/tonne
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Andalusite 57% Al2O3 min, cif Europe, €/tonne
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Antimony trioxide 99.5% Sb2O3 min, cif Antwerp/Rotterdam, $/tonne
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Antimony trioxide 99.5% Sb2O3 min, cif US East Coast, $/tonne
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Antimony trioxide 99.5% Sb2O3 min, fob China, $/tonne
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Antimony trioxide 99.5% Sb2O3 min, in-whs Antwerp/Rotterdam, €/kg
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Antimony trioxide 99.5% Sb2O3 min, in-whs Baltimore, $/lb
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Barite, API, 1.5t big bags, ground, fob Southern Turkey, $/tonne
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Barite, API, SG 4.2, unground lump, bulk, fob Chennai, $/tonne
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Barite, API, SG 4.2, unground lump, bulk, fob China, $/tonne
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Barite, API, SG 4.2, unground lump, bulk, fob Morocco, $/tonne
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Bauxite, refractory-grade, 85%/2.0/3.15-3.2 (0-6mm), fob Xingang, $/tonne
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Bauxite, refractory-grade, 86%/2.0/3.15-3.2 (0-6mm), fob Xingang, $/tonne
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Bauxite, refractory-grade, 87%/2.0/3.15-3.2 (0-6mm), fob Xingang, $/tonne
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Bauxite, refractory-grade, 88%/2.0/3.15-3.2 (0-6mm), fob Xingang, $/tonne
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Chromite, chemical, 46% Cr2O3 min, wet bulk, fob South Africa, $/tonne
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Chromite, foundry, 45.8% Cr2O3 min, wet bulk, fob South Africa, $/tonne (inferred)
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Chromite, foundry, 46% Cr2O3 min, dried and bagged, fob South Africa, $/tonne
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Chromite, foundry, 46% Cr2O3 min, wet bulk, fob South Africa, $/tonne
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Chromite, refractory grade, 46% Cr2O3 min, wet bulk, fob South Africa, $/tonne (inferred)
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Fluorspar, acidspar, 97% CaF2, wet filtercake, cif Rotterdam, $/tonne
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Fluorspar, acidspar, 97% CaF2, wet filtercake, fob China, $/tonne
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Fluorspar, acidspar, 97% CaF2, wet filtercake, fob Durban, $/tonne
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Fluorspar, acidspar, 97% CaF2, wet filtercake, fob Tampico, $/tonne
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Fluorspar, metspar, min 85% CaF2, fob China, $/tonne
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Fluorspar, metspar, min 85% CaF2, fob Tampico, $/tonne
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Fluorspar, metspar, min 90% CaF2, fob China, $/tonne
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Graphite amorphous 80% C, -200 Mesh, fob China, $/tonne
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Graphite amorphous 80-85% C, -200 Mesh, FCL, cif China to Europe, $/tonne
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Graphite flake 94% C, +100 mesh, cif Europe, $/tonne
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Graphite flake 94% C, +100 mesh, fob China, $/tonne
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Graphite flake 94% C, +80 mesh, cif Europe, $/tonne
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Graphite flake 94% C, +80 mesh, fob China, $/tonne
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Graphite flake 94% C, -100 mesh, cif Europe, $/tonne
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Graphite flake 94% C, -100 mesh, fob China, $/tonne
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Graphite spherical 99.95% C, 15 microns, fob China, $/tonne
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Ilmenite concentrate, 47-49% TiO2, cif China, $/tonne
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Iodine 99.5% min, contract, delivered US/Europe, cif Asia, $/kg
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Iodine 99.5% min, spot, delivered US/Europe, cif Asia, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne
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Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne
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Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg
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Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
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Magnesia, calcined, 90-92% MgO, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, calcined, 94% MgO lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, calcined, 96% Mgo lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, dead burned, 90% MgO, lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, dead burned, 92% MgO, lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, dead burned, 94-95% MgO, lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, dead burned, 95% MgO, fob Europe, $/tonne
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Magnesia, dead burned, 97.5% MgO, lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, European calcined, agricultural, cif Europe, €/tonne
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Magnesia, fused, 96% MgO lump,fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, fused, 97% MgO, Ca:Si 1:1, lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, fused, 97% MgO, Ca:Si 2:1, lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesia, fused, 97% MgO, cif Europe, $/tonne
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Magnesia, fused, 98% MgO, lump, fob China, $/tonne
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Magnesite, Greek, raw, max 3.5% SiO2, fob East Mediterranean, €/tonne
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Rutile concentrate 95% TiO2 min, bagged, fob Australia, $/tonne
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Rutile concentrate 95% TiO2 min, bulk, cif China $/tonne
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Rutile concentrate 95% TiO2 min, large volumes for pigment, fob Australia, $/tonne
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Silicon carbide, FEPA 8-220 black about 99% SiC acid wash, ddp Europe, €/tonne
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Silicon carbide, FEPA 8-220 black about 99% SiC water wash, ddp Europe €/tonne
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Silicon carbide, green, over 99.5% SiC, FEPA 8-220, ddp Europe, €/tonne
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Silicon carbide, refractory grade 95% SiC min, ddp Europe, €/tonne
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Silicon carbide, refractory grade 98% SiC min, ddp Europe, €/tonne
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Soda ash, natural and synthetic, dense and light, cif Southeast Asia, $/tonne
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Soda ash, natural and synthetic, dense and light, large contracts, delivered Europe, €/tonne
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Soda ash, natural and synthetic, dense and light, small contracts, delivered Europe, €/tonne
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Soda ash, synthetic, dense and light, fob China, $/tonne
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Spodumene 5-6% Li2O min, cif China, $/tonne
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Titanium dioxide pigment, bulk volume, cif Northern Europe, €/tonne
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Titanium dioxide pigment, bulk volume, cif US, $/tonne
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Titanium dioxide pigment, high quality, bulk volume, cfr Asia, $/tonne
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Zircon, premium grade, 66.5% ZrO2 min, bulk, cif China, $/tonne
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Zircon, premium grade, 66.5% ZrO2 min, cif Spain, $/tonne
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Zircon, standard grade, 65.5% ZrO2 min, cif China, $/tonne
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Frac sand, northern white, 100 mesh, API, exw Wisconsin, $/short ton
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Frac sand, northern white, 20/40 mesh, API, exw Wisconsin, $/short ton
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Frac sand, northern white, 30/50 mesh, API, exw Wisconsin, $/short ton
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Frac sand, northern white, 40/70 mesh, API, exw Wisconsin, $/short ton
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