Antimony trioxide prices rocket on supply cut

By Myles McCormick, Yoke Wong
Published: Thursday, 01 September 2016

Flame retardant mineral antimony trioxide spot prices have spiked over the past two months after China reduced its export volume quota and market participants rushed to secure material ahead of the Q4 high-season.

Antimony trioxide spot prices have soared in recent weeks as a supply tightness due to the recent Chinese export restrictions prompted advance buying from consumers.  

The antimony oxide export quota for the second half of 2016 was decreased by 12% year-on-year (y-o-y) to 15,714 tonnes in July. This meant...

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