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Iodine market remains tight on Japan supply constraints

By Mark Watts
Published: Tuesday, 10 May 2011

Prices forecast to remain at new highs for months as global demand remains robust

The global iodine market remains tight as the effects of the Japanese earthquake and tsunami have constrained supply from the world’s second largest producer, according to market sources.

The price of iodine (crystal, min 99.5%, drums) on the spot market have been quoted at a range of $55-60/kg since early...

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