Zirconium

Zircomet News Archive

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Strong demand and tight supply means higher zirconium material pricing in 2022

The persistent tight supply of zircon sand has continued in H2 2021 and is set to continue in 2022 and beyond. Following a high annual output of 1.2Mt in 2019,...

Posted - 24-11-2021

Zircon sand in short supply following the closure of RBM plant

The availability of zircon sand for the production of zirconium chemicals is tightening considerably following the closure of RBM's plant in South Africa at the...

Posted - 11-08-2021

Steady increase in zircon sand prices during Q2 2021

There has been a steady increase in zircon sand pricing on the back of Iluka Resources raising their prices by USD 70/mt for Q2 2021 deliveries. Other major pro...

Posted - 21-05-2021

Shipping congestion issues continue in Q2 2021

Hundreds of vessels have been delayed since the Suez canal blockage, causing congestion in most European ports, including the UK. There will be serious congesti...

Posted - 04-05-2021

Q1 2021 sees prices increase for zirconium based materials

A number of factors has led to an industry wide increase in zirconium product pricing during Q1 of 2021. The main zircon sand producers, Iluka Resources and RBM...

Posted - 30-03-2021

Australian Critical Materials List

The Australian government has released a new prospectus aimed at highlighting the country's strong position on critical materials supply. While the term 'critic...

Posted - 13-11-2020

Covid-19 Update

Dear suppliers and customers, we hope you are staying safe and well as we face this global crisis. As we all adjust to a different way of working in the coming...

Posted - 25-03-2020

Zirconium Market Update

Zircon global demand The global demand for zircon sand in 2019 was 1.2Mtpa. The annual growth rate in demand has been around 1.5% for the last 5 years. This de...

Posted - 01-03-2020

Zircon Sand Pricing Update

During the course of 2019 the price of zircon sand reduced from USD 1660/mt to USD 1550/mt CIF China, a reduction of around 7%. Prices at the start of 2020 have...

Posted - 24-02-2020

Rio Tinto brings Richards Bay Minerals back online

After 4 weeks of closure, Rio Tinto says it has started the process of resuming operations at it's Richards Bay Minerals facility. All stakeholders have been in...

Posted - 05-01-2020

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