Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival 2017

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Mid-Autumn Festival is a harvest festival, celebrated in most East Asian countries, such as China, South Korea and Vietnam. The festival takes places on month 8 day 15 of the Chinese calendar. In 2017 it's on October 4th.

It is the second most important festival in China after Chinese New Year. To the Chinese, the festival means family reunion and peace.

It is also called "the moon festival" as it is celebrated when the moon is believed to be the biggest and fullest.

Why Mid-Autumn Festival is Celebrated and How it Started

Chinese emperors worshiped the sun and moon every year, to pray for a good harvest, since the earliest recorded times. They believed the sun and moon are in charge of the universe.

The Mid-Autumn Festival has history of over 3,000 years. It was derived from the custom of moon worship during the Shang Dynasty (c.1600–1046 BC).

Mid-Autumn was first celebrated as a festival during the Northern Song Dynasty (960–1127). Like the emperors, ancient people believed worshipping the moon and eating together round a table would bring them good luck and happiness. 

Three Mid-autumn Festival Legends

    Love Story between Chang’E and Hou Yi – Tragic but Romantic

    The Jade Rabbit Mashing Herbs on the Moon

    An Immortality-Obsessed Man Cutting a Tree on the Moon

To celebrate the festival and national holiday, Our company, Changsha South Tantalum Niobium, will have four days off from Oct.1st-Oct4th. The company also prepare mooncake and fruits for each staff as gifts. Wish everyone a Happy holiday! 

Continually price rising of Ta materials

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  As the tantalum concentrate output remains limited in African areas with low exporting volumes. Chinese import tantalum concentrate sees tight supply with rare deals concluded in the spot markets. The mainstream prices for tagged tantalum concentrate still hover at USD77-80/KG CIF China. A tantalum concentrate consumer in domestic markets said that they did not make purchase these days as the prices remained at a high level with tight supply in the spot markets.

  As of now, the price of tantalum ingots climb to 370-430USD/KG, rising 15USD/KG compared with middle of August. The price of tantalum products (tantalum sheet, tantalum tube, tantalum wire, tantalum bar......) have risen at least 62USD/KG compared with the beginning of the year.

  We bought a lot of raw materials for our stock last year, which is a reason why we didnt update our price for first half year. we have to purchase a lot of raw materials with high price from May as existing stocks run down. So our company is forced to update and raise price to our customers. Price-rise is still relatively small compared with other tantalum manufacturers. Sorry for any inconvenience caused. We really appreciate our customers understanding and supports us all the time.

  We (Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.) always try our best to provide products with high-quality and advantage price.We sincerely hope to cooperate with you for common development.