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The 7th International Minor Metals Summit held by Asian Metal on October 24-26, 2012 attracted 98% of Chinese antimony producers all of whom noted significant benefits of attending the summit. Sources in antimony industry expect Asian Metal, with the influence on the domestic and overseas antimony market, to build an exclusive platform for them to discuss the market trend in 2013. For this reason, Asian Metal decides to hold 2013 World Antimony Forum in Thailand. The grand gathering will attract business resources in China, USA and the UK. Both upstream and downstream industry insiders will join.
Despite Chinese dominance in the global antimony market diminishing in recent years, it will almost certainly remain the world’s largest producer in the near future. Within the last three years China’s share of the market is estimated to have declined by 10%, calculated to now range between only 70-80%. China’s realization that its antimony resources are dwindling has driven the government to implement unpredictable environmental measures, resulting in the reduction of mining and export quotas, as well as the consolidation and closures of underperforming facilities. Combined with a protracted and intensified clampdown on illegal mining and smuggling, this has resulted in significant supply disruptions and price volatility. This uncertainty, coupled with an increasing need for Chinese producers to import growing volumes of antimony concentrate to support its antimony concentrate supply has led to the increased awareness that additional production outside of China is needed to sustain the balance of supply and demand in the future. In response, a number of prospective new sources of supply in Europe, North America, Africa and Australia have emerged in recent years.
April 23 (Tuesday)
17:00-20:00 Registration
18:00 Welcome Dinner
April 24 (Wednesday)
08:30 Registration
09:00-09:10 Opening speech
09:10-09:40 Review and Preview of Global Antimony Market
Peng Tong  Manager of Raw Material Division & Antimony Department
Minmetals Nonferrous Metals Co., Ltd.
09:40-10:10 Development of antimony in flame retardant industry
Yusheng Gu
Vice President of Jiefu Corporation, General Manager of Guizhou Dongfeng Mining Group Co., Ltd., Executive Member of China’s Flame Retardant Society
10:10-10:40 Coffee Break
10:40-11:10 Japanese Antimony Market Outlook
Jiro Bando, Director for sales and overseas business
Nihon Seiko
11:10-11:40 Impact of Substitutes on Antimony Trioxide Market
Aihua Dai, President and General Manager
Dongguan Guanwei Trading Co., Ltd.
11:40-12:00 Photo time
12:00-14:00 Lunch
Fees for Pattaya tour are USD400 per person, which includes accommodation, meals and show tickets. Please contact us for more tour details.
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Asian participants please contact
Annabella Xu
+86 10-59080011 ext: 855
US participants please contact
David Schollaert
European participants please contact
Gareth Taylor
According to China Customs data, China seldom imported antimony ore before 2007, but the YOY growth of antimony ore import has been 2.69%, 28.01%, 87.79% and 29.40% since 2007. As China became more dependent on antimony ore imports, production costs of antimony products increased. How should producers deal with falling profit margins? Is it cost effective for many Chinese antimony producers to upgrade production facilities?
According to China customs data, YOY growth of China’s antimony ore import has been 2.69%, 28.01%, 87.79% and 29.40% since 2007, which indicated that China became more dependent on antimony ore import and that it has been profitable for foreign miners to exploit antimony ore since antimony prices rose in 2010. Importing antimony ore meant higher costs to producers of antimony products, but weak demand for downstream products could not support prices to go up. Profits of producers were squeezed. How should producers deal with shrinking profits? Is it effective to upgrade production technology and should they consider developing additional antimony derivatives?
China customs began to crack down on antimony ingot smuggling since early February, 2012, which was called “State Shield”. This has been implemented for over a year, but what has been the result?
China customs began to crack down on antimony ingot smuggling since early February, 2012, which was called “State Shield”. The action has been implemented for over one year, what is the result? Will it stimulate legal export of antimony ingot?Smuggling of silicon, magnesium and manganese was also very rampant in previous years, but it disappeared by itself when China cancelled export tariffs imposed on these resources on January 1st, 2013. Dose it bring indication on fighting against antimony ingot smuggling? Will China remove export tariff imposed on antimony ingot?
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  After Feb. 28
Rates USD 1888
Account name: Asian Metal Ltd
Account number: 802012717208091001
Swift Code: BKCH CN BJ 110
Bank: Bank of China Beijing Guang Hua Lu Sub-Branch, 1/F Haiguan Building,10 Guanghua Road, Beijing China
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