US minor metals importers report oversupply after tensions ease

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 13 December 2018

While tensions between China and the United States have eased amid a temporary 90-day truce, US minor metals importers are still sitting on heavy inventories after they increased imports ahead of a proposed 10% tariff that never appeared.

By Cristina Belda

Suppliers moved large amounts of indium and other minor metals into the US due to their concerns about the US-China trade war, Fastmarkets reported in late August. Ultimately, indium, gallium and antimony were excluded from the final list of trade duties, but part of this stock is...

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