Iodine pricing news

  • Market looks to CPhI to gauge iodine price trend 08 October 2018

    Market participants are waiting for this week's pharmaceuticals event to gauge market sentiment and see where prices might settle for the remainder of the year. Read More

  • Price briefing: August 31-September 6 07 September 2018

    Falling yuan, rupee trigger iodine sell-off in Asia; Flake graphite market in Europe stable, local availability reducing; Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip on ample supply and lack of buyer interest; Non-met chromite prices unfazed by weaker rand; European titanium dioxide buyers well stocked after China export drive Read More

  • Falling yuan, rupee trigger iodine sell-off in Asia 07 September 2018

    The poor performance of the currencies of India and China has prompted sellers there to destock, keeping price steady and confounding expectations that this year's price increases would continue. Read More

  • Well-stocked iodine market weighs on upward price trend 31 August 2018

    Stockpiled iodine is being sold off at attractive prices, which has stopped some sellers achieving higher prices. Read More

  • Currency depreciation not yet reflecting on iodine prices 24 August 2018

    Iodine buyers in India and China are consuming their stockpiles and sitting out currency volatility in their countries. Read More

  • Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher 30 July 2018

    Iodine producers are trying to raise the spot and contract prices but their customers are finding it difficult to pass on the increases. Read More

  • Price Briefing: July 5-12 13 July 2018

    Calcined alumina suppliers warn of further price rises in 2019 on widespread shortage; Global iodine spot price strengthens; Chinese carbonate prices drop for second week; seaborne market resists lower bids; Proposal to discontinue four European graphite prices; Ilmenite prices stable amid China’s latest environmental protection campaign; Domestic European antimony trioxide price softens but global markets largely stable; Chinese soda ash prices hold firm for another week, production stable; Chinese TiO2 export prices tick lower; Bauxite, fused alumina prices stable amid concerns of new shutdowns Read More

  • Global iodine spot price strengthens 12 July 2018

    The global iodine spot market moved up slightly this week amid bullish market sentiment and reduced availability. Read More

  • Price Briefing: June 15-21 22 June 2018

    Foundry grade chromite prices hit new high; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation, amendment to iodine prices; China’s magnesia prices steady amid sporadic buying; Global antimony trioxide market softens, Europe resists; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue talc prices; Lower producer offers weigh on Chinese brown fused alumina prices; Bauxite prices drop further as China supply remains tight; Foundry grade chromite prices hit new high; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade hydroxide prices fall in quiet trading conditions; Trade log June 2018: Lithium; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue selected fluorspar prices Read More

  • PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation, amendment to iodine prices 21 June 2018

    Industrial Minerals has today discontinued its spot and contract iodine price and made specification amendments to its other iodine prices. Read More

  • IM's May Price Movements IM May - June 2018

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price Briefing: May 18-24 25 May 2018

    Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook; Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals’ iodine prices; Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices; Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe Read More

  • PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals’ iodine prices 25 May 2018

    Industrial Minerals proposes to refine the specification for two iodine prices and to delist one price to reflect existing market conditions. Read More

  • Global iodine spot prices climb for the second week 18 May 2018

    Spot and contract iodine prices rose again week on week, supported by tight supply and bullishness among suppliers. Read More

  • IM prices April 2018 IM May - June 2018

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  • Price Briefing May 4 - 10 11 May 2018

    Global iodine spot market strengthens on bullish sentiment; Sluggish demand drags down global antimony trioxide market; Foundry-grade chromite prices edge up on ongoing tightness; Sparse buying activity leaves Chinese magnesia export prices steady; Chinese lithium carbonate import prices climb but export prices soften, China’s flake graphite prices steady, demand remains quiet; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compound spot prices stabilize, other regions soften. Read More

  • Global iodine spot market strengthens on bullish sentiment 11 May 2018

    Global iodine spot prices increased week on week on producers' continued bullishness alongside some transport disruptions in Chile, consumers told Industrial Minerals. Read More

  • Iofina boosts earnings on higher iodine prices, production 01 May 2018

    Iofina chief executive officer Tom Becker told Industrial Minerals he expects iodine prices to progressively improve this year, following strong FY2017 earnings. Read More

  • Price Briefing April 6 -12 13 April 2018

    Global spot iodine prices tick up on tight supply, bullish sentiment; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of baddeleyite prices; China magnesia market stable while mining restrictions continue; Chinese antimony trioxide market softens amid fears of trade war; PRICING NOTICE: Extended consultation period for proposal to discontinue celestite price; Weak activity slows chemical chromite trading; foundry-grade spread increasing; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of mica prices Read More

  • Global spot iodine prices tick up on tight supply, bullish sentiment 13 April 2018

    Tight supply is driving bullishness among producers and could influence contract price negotiations in the near future, sources said. Read More

  • IM's March Price Movements IM April 2018

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Spot iodine prices climb higher on increasingly bullish offers, tight supply 23 March 2018

    Market activity in the spot market has been high, with a scarcity of material fueling bullish sentiment. Read More

  • IM's February Price Movements 27 February 2018

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price Briefing February 16-22 23 February 2018

    European silicon carbide quiet while Chinese market takes break; Indian barytes exporters consolidate dominance in Middle East; antimony trioxide prices mostly steady during Lunar New Year holiday; iodine spot market activity slows, prices adjust; proposal to amend, discontinue refractory clay prices; proposal to discontinue caustic soda prices. Read More

  • Iodine spot market activity slows, prices adjust 16 February 2018

    While bullish sentiment remains, lower market activity led to some small adjustments in iodine prices this past week. Read More

  • IM's January Price Movements 01 February 2018

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 29 December-4 January 05 January 2018

    Chinese domestic lithium carbonate prices soften as 2018 starts; ATH prices set to rise in 2018; sellers pushing for 'sizeable' increases; Iodine global prices strengthen at start of 2018; Zircon prices rise, characterized by short supply; Sluggish global antimony trioxide market while European prices soften. Read More

  • Iodine: A year in review 02 January 2018

    Iodine prices continued their march downward through the first half of 2017, with some producers in Chile producing material at prices close to cost. Read More

  • Pricing notice: Christmas schedule 19 December 2017

    Industrial Minerals will be closed from December 25 until January 1 in observance of the Christmas and New Year holidays. Read More

  • WIA Conference: Regulation needs to tackle iodine deficiency disorder IM December 2017-January 2018

    The first International World Iodine Association Conference saw more than 80 delegates gathered in Pisa, Italy, to promote a multi-stakeholder approach intended to tackle iodine deficiency disorders, develop new uses of iodine in health and nutrition, and represent the industry and its concerns to governmental and regulatory bodies. Read More

  • IM's November Price Movements IM October-November 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price briefing December 1-8 08 December 2017

    Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths Read More

  • Global iodine market slows down 08 December 2017

    The iodine global market has slowed down this week while consumers and producers negotiate contracts for 2018. Read More

  • IM's October Price Movements IM October-November 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price Briefing: 20-26 October 27 October 2017

    Iodine price hits 15-month high after CPHI; TiO2 market holds firm while paint producers lift prices; Ilmenite market stalls, rutile tightens; chemical chromite slows down; European fused magnesia on the up again. Read More

  • Iodine prices in focus at CPhI 25 October 2017

    World iodine producers and consumers attend CPhI Worldwide this week, with eyes on the global iodine market price. Read More

  • Price briefing 15–21 September 22 September 2017

    Chinese fused magnesia prices hit all-time high; a ban on sales of explosives propel bauxite prices; brown fused alumina hit two-year high; iodine rises as consumers stock up; lithium prices held firm Read More

  • Global iodine market strengthens as consumers stock up 22 September 2017

    Global iodine contract prices moved up this week catching up with the spot market, while producers remain bullish on price and sentiment. Read More

  • Price Briefing 1-7 September 08 September 2017

    Chromite prices rebound; stronger renminbi supports brown fused alumina prices; supply shortage supports bauxite; global iodine price move up; antimony trioxide stalls. Read More

  • Iodine market prices rise further 08 September 2017

    Global Iodine market prices have moved up following lower producer inventories and a pick up of demand. Read More

  • IM's August Price Movements IM July-August 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Price briefing 25 August – 31 August 01 September 2017

    European fused magnesia prices surged; antimony trioxide market hit new highs; rising lithium carbonate prices to catch up with hydroxide; lower inventories lift iodine prices Read More

  • Lower inventories lift spot iodine prices 01 September 2017

    Spot iodine prices started to pick up on lower inventories and reduced availability. Read More

  • Price Briefing 11-17 August 18 August 2017

    Graphite prices rise again; magnesia up as environmental back on Lioaning; iodine increases; antimony trioxide stays unchanged in midsummer; Industrial Minerals proposes to delist barytes and bentonite grades; fluorspar drops; ICL and APC conclude potash supply contracts with India. Read More

  • Global iodine spot prices move up 17 August 2017

    Spot and contract iodine prices have moved upwards according to Industrial Minerals' 17 August market assessment as producers eye a $24/kg price by year-end. Read More

  • IM's July Price Movements IM July-August 2017

    IM's monthly price movements. Read More

  • Iodine spot, contract prices tick upwards slightly 28 July 2017

    The global iodine market saw a small uptick in prices although spot consumers and suppliers acknowledged there was little business activity. Tender for 8 tonnes of material was concluded and suppliers remain bullish on sentiment. Read More

  • Price briefing 21-27 July 28 July 2017

    Strict environmental restrictions on production continued to support Chinese magnesia and fused alumina prices; while raw material supply shortage lifts bauxite prices; antimony trioxide increases on consumer restocking; ilmenite prices rebound; Foundry chromite falls; iodine edged higher Read More

  • Price Briefing 23-29 June 30 June 2017

    Bauxite and antimony trioxide prices moved down this week while iodine prices inched upwards. Meanwhile ilmenite and rutile markets remained unchanged. Read More

  • Global iodine spot prices move up 29 June 2017

    Consumers and producers confirmed an uptick in global iodine spot market prices while contract prices remained steady. Though the market remains bullish buyer stock levels are reportedly holding back prices. Read More

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