Fluorspar consumers try to fill books early amid cif Rotterdam price spike

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 05 October 2018

The cif Rotterdam price has increased to $500 per tonne at the top end of the range as a result of consumer nervousness amid market tightness.

Market tightness has pushed consumers to secure fluorspar supply for 2019 earlier than usual, which has placed upward pressure on prices - causing a $70 per tonne spike in the acidspar cif Rotterdam price in Fastmarket IM's latest assessment.

The spike in price is an indicator of the effect of market tightness...

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