BLACK CHINA BLOG >> Aluminium Flouride


China’s Ministry of Land & Resources has announced a new “resource exploitation” quota for fluorspar mining for 2011.    The new limit will be 10.5 million tonnes, a drop of 500,000t over last year. At the same time, the National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) has announced that all remaining “wet” production capacity must close […]

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Aluminium fluoride (AlF3) was trading well below $900 just a few months ago.   Now it is over $1400, and showing no signs of slowing down. We discussed this situation with a producer in Ningxia province yesterday.   He tells us that fluorspar is the problem.   And the problem is likely to get worse. […]

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The Chinese Government has scrapped the export quota on fluorspar, effective January 1st.    The export quota had been progressively cut over the last several years, from over 2 million tonnes per year to around 500,000 tonnes. That’s the good news.   The bad news is that the Government is set to announce a new tax on […]

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Word from within the industry in China is that several of the major aluminium fluoride producers inside the Chinese industry met recently in Jiaozuo City. On the agenda was how to stop the red ink amid falling export volumes and prices and rising raw materials costs.   Out of the meeting came a decision to reduce […]

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Aluminium fluoride prices inside China are on their way back down from their heady levels of 2007.   Dry ALF3 can be bought for as low as RMB5,500, a far cry from RMB11,200 that we saw in June last year.   In fact the prices have now managed to get back to 2006 levels. The recently announced […]

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