Iodine spot prices rise, tense contract negotiations likely

By Jon Stibbs
Published: Friday, 04 June 2021

The spot iodine market rose on Thursday June 3 in response to tightening supply, led by exporters of Chilean material, while negotiations continued for contracts for the third quarter of the year.

Fastmarkets’ price assessment for iodine 99.5% min, spot, delivered US/Europe, cif Asia, narrowed upward by $0.50 per kg (1.40%) to $34.50-37.50 per kg on June 3.

"The Chilean producers are particularly positive about increasing prices. There is a 'take it or leave it’ approach,...

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