Chile’s iodine exports spike although miners report being sold out

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Monday, 13 May 2019

Iodine exports spiked by 7.3% year on year in the first four months of 2019, despite producers in Chile reporting that they had no inventories left to sell.

Chilean exports of iodine increased by almost 500 short tons year-on-year in the first four months of 2019, although it was not clear where the additional material came from, given that producer SQM’s latest ramp-up in output was intended to build inventory.

Export volumes rose by 481 tons to...

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