Price Briefing: November 23-29

By William Clarke
Published: Friday, 30 November 2018

Short supply being played upon by Chinese fluorspar producers; Rush to sell, slow demand depress seaborne antimony trioxide prices; Iodine consumers lock in contract volumes at above spot prices for first time in two years; Market eyes causes of slowing iodine price momentum; Fastmarkets IM to delist one soda ash price; China acidspar price breaks record high from 2011; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue prices in seven minerals markets; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s lithium hydroxide prices down on lower deals

The fluorspar market in China is short of supply for export, although this is common at this time of year due to the winter and the long run-up to the Chinese new year. And there is speculation that market participants are using this to achieve higher prices.

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