Price Briefing: Barytes market reports bull trend as taxes bite in China
Published: Monday, 23 July 2012
Barytes up while graphite market softens and a rare earth platform hoves into view
Chinese paint-grade barytes prices are reportedly rising to a
range of $300-320/tonne, market sources told
A previously reported price range
of $235-290/tonne (lump, CIF Gulf Coast-basis) is becoming
increasingly unworkable, suppliers in China said, a
view supported by Europe-based importers.
China accounts for around 52%...