Iodine market getting “dramatic” amid tight supply

By Sofia Okun
Published: Tuesday, 11 January 2022

Contract and spot prices for iodine have increased and market participants describe the conditions as “dramatic” while producers mention buoyant demand for iodine.

Demand has recovered to pre-pandemic levels while producers have had to deal with logistical issues throughout 2021, pushing iodine prices to rise to 2014 levels.  Fastmarkets assessed the price of iodine 99.5% min, spot, delivered US/Europe, cif Asia at $49-53 per kg on January 6 for volumes exceeding five tons, a...

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