Iodine prices rise amid patchy demand

By Sofia Okun
Published: Friday, 30 July 2021

Iodine spot prices rose in July on recovering demand and shipping tightness, while contract prices are expected to come under further pressure, market sources told Fastmarkets.

"The [spot] market might be a bit panicky," one European buyer told Fastmarkets, commenting on the price increases of the past few months.

But the iodine market as a whole is experiencing "a good balance of demand and supply," an Indian buyer said.

Fastmarkets assessed iodine 99.5% min, spot, delivered...

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