Antimony trioxide prices rocket on supply cut
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...