Price briefing 2-8 June

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 09 June 2017

Ilmenite price ranges widened on buyer-reluctance, as rutile remained unchanged; chromite price stable; silicon carbide spreads tighten; APMDC gear up for baryte tender; fluorspar producers outside China plan price increase; India soda ash prices rise amid shipping delay; antimony trioxide prices soften

Ilmenite and rutile

Ilmenite prices continue to break multi-year highs but buyer-reluctance and cheap Indian supply are keeping a lid on gains, market participants said. 

Ilmenite, bulk concentrates  min 54% TiO2, CIF China  is trading between $200-280/tonne CIF China, according to IM's 8 June assessment, up from $200-260/tonne previously, representing the widest...

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