Competition stiffens in talc spot market

By Shruti Salwan
Published: Thursday, 23 June 2016

In the talc spot trading market competition is intensifying, putting downwards pressure on prices. Meanwhile, European traders await the outcome of the European Union Referendum, in which a UK split from the continent could have a negative impact.

Talc prices are experiencing strong competition in the spot market as some of the world’s leading suppliers are pushing low-cost offers to the market, sources told IM.

While long-term contracts have been more resilient to market fluctuations, private deals in the spot trading market continue to take place...

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