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World Antimony Forum 2014

April 6-12, 2014 Madrid, Spain

World Antimony Forum 2013

April 23-27, 2013 Bangkok, Thailand
The oversupply in the antimony market continued throughout 2014. Domestic enthusiasm for antimony production is not strong and relatively low operating rates persist, given the weak demand from downstream industries and perpetuating price declines.
From an international market standpoint, the United States, Europe, Japan and South Korea are the places where Chinese antimony products are mainly sold. Affected by the global economic slowdown, demand in these countries remained sluggish all year.
Continuing weak downstream demand, coupled with serious overcapacity and rampant black market activity, ensured the Chinese antimony industry was sluggish throughout 2014. With prices for antimony related products constantly falling, and a lot of smaller smelters suspending production or closing down.
May. 20 Wednesday
16:00 Early Registration
18:00 Welcome Dinner
May. 21 Thursday
08:30 Registration
09:00-09:10 Opening Speech
09:10-10:00 Review and outlook for Chinese antimony industry
10:00-10:30 Russian antimony market and its influence on the global market
10:30-11:00 Coffee break
11:00-11:30 Living situation of private antimony ingot smelters in Hunan area
11:30-12:00 Outlook of antimony trioxide in engineering plastics
12:00 Lunch
14:00-14:30 Outlook on demand and supply of ethylene glycol antimony
14:30-15:10 Analysis on demand for antimony metal in European and American market(1)
15:00-15:40 Coffee break
15:40-16:20 Analysis on demand for antimony metal in European and American market(2)
16:20-17:00 Antimony ore resources in Australia
17:00-17:30 Analysis and forecast of antimony concentrates demand in Chinese market
17:30- Discussion
Forum Closed
19:00 Evening Dinner
Summary of antimony industry in 2014 and outlook for 2015
The global antimony industry witnessed slow movement with weak downstream demand in 2014, against a background of global economic decline. Suppliers of antimony products faced fierce competition. Are there any favorable signs suggesting the market will pick up in 2015?
In recent years, China’s import volume for antimony concentrate has been on the increase. In 2014, the volume came near to 60 million tons. More and more producers reach over traders and purchase or invest directly in foreign countries, however, opportunities and risk coexist, how might they improve the quality of their overseas purchase and investments?
In 2014, the Ministry of Land and Resources decided it would no longer issue an index for the total amount of antimony ore mining. Subsequent antimony ore mining has been decided by the following factors: industrial development; downstream applications; market supply; and demand factors. With a declining supply of raw material in China, many producers are turning to overseas suppliers, but this exposes them to greater risk, whether from overseas purchases or investment in mines. How might they seek opportunities and reduce risk?
When addressing the problems around excess production capacity, outdated equipment, dwindling profits and smelters suspending production, how might antimony enterprises form an industry alliance and capitalize on their shared advantages, improving the quality and efficiency of developments within the industry?
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