New iodine supply may reach market if prices keep climbing, participants say

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Monday, 13 August 2018

Some iodine producers were forced to decrease production or to drop out of the market altogether due to weak pricing during the last bearish cycle, but if prices continue to rise, some of that supply could return to the market.

The spot price of iodine has risen steadily over the past year due to market undersupply and, if the price continues to rise, additional supply could come to the market, participants told Industrial Minerals on Monday August 13.

Strong pricing could make it attractive for previously idled projects to return...

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