PRICING NOTICE: Conclusion of review into changing frequency of Metal Bulletin’s Chinese APT export price assessments

After a review and consultation with the market, which ended on January 25, from Friday January 29 Metal Bulletin will price the Chinese APT export market on a weekly basis, rather than twice-weekly as it did previously.

From January 29, the frequency of publication will be changed to every Wednesday between 2pm and 3pm London time.
The new specification is therefore:
Description: Tungsten APT, export from mainland China
Price: $ per mtu WO3, fob China
WO3: 88.5% min
Al: 0.0005% max
As: 0.001% max
Bi: 0.0001% max
Ca: 0.001% max
Cd: 0.001% max
Co: 0.005% max
Cr: 0.001% max
Cu: 0.0005% max
Fe: 0.001% max
K: 0.001% max
Mn: 0.0005% max
Mg: 0.0005% max
Mo: 0.002% max
Na: 0.001% max
Ni: 0.0005% max
P: 0.0007% max
Pb: 0.0001% max
S: 0.0008% max
Sb: 0.0002% max
Si: 0.001% max
Sn: 0.0002% max
Ti: 0.0005% max
V: 0.001% max
Form: White finely divided free-flowing crystals
Lot size: 17 tonne min
Payment terms: Cash
Assessment: On Wednesdays by Metal Bulletin’s Singapore office, except when that office is closed for public holidays. Such times will be notified well in advance.
Publication: Weekly. Between 2pm and 3pm London time on Wednesdays
Please contact Rena Gu, the reporter responsible for the tungsten prices assessment based in Shanghai, to comment or participate in pricing at
If you have any questions about Metal Bulletin’s general pricing methodology and policy, please contact Metal Bulletin market data and compliance manager Paolo Sorze at or Metal Bulletin editor Alex Harrison at
Ellie Wang

Ellie Wang


Ellie Wang

January 28, 2016

13:05 GMT