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Magnesium prices rise following higher offers from China
May 02, 2012 - 15:49 GMT
Global magnesium prices rose in the past week even as demand remains weak after higher offer prices from Chinese sellers in March fed through to the European market.
Metal Bulletin’s European magnesium
price climbed to $3,100-3,400 per tonne on April 27 from
$3,100-3,200 previously, while the fob China price reached
$3000-3,200 per tonne on Wednesday May 2 from $2,900-2,950.
Producers in China’s Shanxi and Shaanxi provinces
jointly raised their ex-works magnesium prices without acid
pickling treatment to a minimum of 16,500 yuan ($2,614) per
tonne on a cash payment basis, and to 17,000 yuan per tonne on
money order basis, in mid-March. It was a joint effort to curb
losses which widened following higher taxes on surface coal and
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