Price Briefing: Barytes market reports bull trend as taxes bite in China

By Siobhan Lismore-Scott
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 IM.

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%...

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