Price Briefing: 20-26 October

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 27 October 2017

Iodine price hits 15-month high after CPHI; TiO2 market holds firm while paint producers lift prices; Ilmenite market stalls, rutile tightens; chemical chromite slows down; European fused magnesia on the up again.

Global iodine prices hit a 15-month high this week after producers and consumers gathered in Germany to negotiate prices. The increase comes on the back of months of bullish sentiment but little price movement.

The prolonged strength in TiO2 markets is forcing coatings makers to increase prices, sources told IM....

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