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Shifts in regional balances, miners’ priorities are ahead

9:18 AM MST | January 13, 2014 | —Vincent Valk

the global mining chemicals industry will grow solidly from 2013 through 2018, according to a new report from IHS Chemical. Total worldwide consumption of mining chemicals, which stood at 889,000 m.t. in 2013, is expected to grow by 4.2%/year through 2018, reaching 1.09 million m.t. by that year. Grinding aids, which are used primarily in cement production, are expected to lead growth for the next five years. Volumes for grinding aids will rise by 5%/year, from 438,000 m.t. in 2013 to 559,000 m.t. in 2018, IHS Chemical says. From 2008 to 2013, total worldwide...

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