Price Briefing: Week 12 – iodine, minsands, zirconia, graphite

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 24 March 2011

Iodine prices surge on nuclear panic, zircon, rutile and graphite ascents continue

The after-effects of the Japanese earthquake have had an unlikely impact on the price of iodine, a market not known for its volatility.

Spot iodine prices surged amid the panic buying of potassium iodide tablets, used to protect against radiation poisoning.

Iodine was quoted as selling for $40-50/kg, or even...

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