Chinese barite prices slip towards year end

By Emma Hughes
Published: Wednesday, 19 December 2012

US sources cite several reasons behind the drops

Prices for Chinese barites (barytes) have slipped this month after increased global competition diluted the need for the country’s supply, US sources have indicated.

Chinese barite API (lump, CIF Gulf Coast) and drilling grade API (unground lump, FOB China) came down to $155-160/tonne and $130-140/tonne respectively, one source...

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