SQM’s iodine stocks now depleted, source says

By Michael Greenfield
Published: Wednesday, 01 May 2019

SQM has some operational stocks of iodine available but the levels have been depleted despite a ramp-up of output. Some buyers have only a few weeks’-worth of stock available.

Chilean miner SQM has now depleted its iodine inventories despite its current ramp-up toward output of 14,000 tonnes per year of the material, according to a source with knowledge of the matter.
The iodine, lithium and nitrates miner has been plugging a supply gap in the iodine market by selling...

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