Barytes prices continue to rise globally on demand, costs
Published: Thursday, 08 December 2011
Sources dispute how long trend will continue but agree China is driving hikes
Barytes prices have continued to rise across
the world in the wake of ever-strengthening demand,
transportation issues and rising freight costs, market
participants told IM.
Increases in China, particularly for paint grades, were
those cited most by sources. The price for barytes, paint
grade, Chinese lump, CIF Gulf Coast, has...