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Agrimarkets

  • Iodine spot prices reach 10-year high

    Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Spot prices for iodine have reached levels not seen since late 2012 in a chronically tight market, forcing some end-users to reduce consumption, market sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday June 16.

  • Iodine prices stay high amid supply tightness

    Friday, 20 May 2022

    The iodine market is going through another month of tight supply, leaving some buyers desperate for material, Fastmarkets heard on Friday May 20.

  • SQM’s earnings, iodine prices up in Q1 2022

    Friday, 20 May 2022

    Chilean lithium and iodine miner Sociedad Quimica y Minera (SQM) reported increased earnings for the first quarter of 2022, driven by higher prices for their production.

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Construction-Chemicals

  • China’s fluorspar metspar prices up amid tightening supply

    Monday, 20 June 2022

    China’s fluorspar metspar export prices rose amid tightening supply during the week to Thursday June 16, as a result of strict Covid-19 controls and increasing cases in Inner Mongolia leading to a reduction in import material.

  • Iodine spot prices reach 10-year high

    Thursday, 16 June 2022

    Spot prices for iodine have reached levels not seen since late 2012 in a chronically tight market, forcing some end-users to reduce consumption, market sources told Fastmarkets on Thursday June 16.

  • Argentina sets reference price for lithium exports

    Monday, 06 June 2022

    Customs authorities in Argentina have set an official reference price for the country’s exports of lithium carbonate, a move that was intended to add transparency to the government’s monitoring of the sector and to the collection of royalties from local exporters.

  • South African logistics woes support chromite price

    Wednesday, 01 June 2022

    Chromite prices rose further in the two weeks to Tuesday May 31 on support from cost pressures and logistical issues in South Africa.

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