Price Briefing May 4 - 10

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Published: Friday, 11 May 2018

Global iodine spot market strengthens on bullish sentiment; Sluggish demand drags down global antimony trioxide market; Foundry-grade chromite prices edge up on ongoing tightness; Sparse buying activity leaves Chinese magnesia export prices steady; Chinese lithium carbonate import prices climb but export prices soften, China’s flake graphite prices steady, demand remains quiet; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compound spot prices stabilize, other regions soften.

Global iodine spot prices increased week on week on producers' continued bullishness alongside some transport disruptions in Chile, consumers told Industrial Minerals.

Slow consumption everywhere means that the global market for antimony trioxide has softened week on week, with producers compelled to lower their prices.

Sellers have been seeking to secure...

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