European fluorspar consumers report tightness, spot prices could move up

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Friday, 11 January 2019

Market tightness in Europe has not been alleviated. according to three local hydrofluoric (HF) acid producers, which could mean consumers are forced to pay higher spot prices.

Spot market prices above $550 per tonne in Europe could be possible, consumers have told Fastmarkets, because of the supply tightness in the European acidspar market continuing into 2019.

Due to the limited availability of fluorspar, spot material could be sold at a premium, despite three separate sources reporting they...

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