Price Briefing April 6 -12

By Davide Ghilotti, Martim Facada, Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 13 April 2018

Global spot iodine prices tick up on tight supply, bullish sentiment; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of baddeleyite prices; China magnesia market stable while mining restrictions continue; Chinese antimony trioxide market softens amid fears of trade war; PRICING NOTICE: Extended consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price; Weak activity slows chemical chromite trading; foundry-grade spread increasing; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of mica prices

Tight supply is driving bullishness among iodine producers and could influence contract price negotiations in the near future, sources said.

Prices in the global markets for magnesia products remained steady over the past week despite the challenges of mining restrictions, lackluster demand and reduced availability.

The market for antimony trioxide...

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