Producers push for iodine price rise despite pandemic effect on demand

By Michael Greenfield, Michael Greenfield
Published: Monday, 20 April 2020

Iodine producers are trying to impose a price increase but it was unclear whether consumers would accept an additional $0.50-1.00 per kg given the uncertainty about the longevity of the lockdowns in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

It is nothing new that producers look for stronger pricing at the beginning of a quarter, when they normally give spot price quotes to their customers for the following three months.

Over 2019, quarterly price rises for iodine were as high as $2 per kg and went through because supply...

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