Price briefing December 1-8

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 08 December 2017

Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths

The iodine global market has slowed down this week while consumers and producers negotiate contracts for 2018.

Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter, with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing.

Industrial Minerals proposes to discontinue three of its fused magnesia prices (see below)....

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