Price briefing: October 12-18

By William Clarke
Published: Friday, 19 October 2018

Antimony trioxide markets soften on low demand; All DBM kilns closed in Dashiqiao; China's domestic DBM prices up; Bauxite, fused alumina market in supply limbo in Q4; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of micronised zircon, zircon opacifiers, zircon flour and fused zirconia prices; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese producers raise battery-grade lithium carbonate offer prices; seaborne markets quiet; Iodine sellers looking to push prices closer to $28 per kg; Acidspar prices continue to rise, with contracts for 2019 settled early

Global antimony trioxide prices fell on low demand and weaker antimony metal prices.

Dashiqiao city in Liaoning province has shutdown all DBM kilns, pushing China’s domestic DBM prices up again, while export prices are stable on weak demand with only low-grade DBM edging up.

Spreads among some bauxite grades are...

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