Iodine price hikes continue in aftermath of Japan earthquake

By Mark Watts
Published: Friday, 08 April 2011

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The spot price of iodine has continued to soar as the impact of the Japanese earthquake on 11 March exacerbated a tight supply situation in the market.

The price of iodine (crystal, min 99.5%, drums), has risen to $55-60/kg, up from a range of $40-50/kg last week, market sources told...

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