Metal Bulletin assessed China’s MMTA Standard
Grade II antimony metal delivered duty-paid prices at
49,500-50,000 yuan ($7,133-7,205) per tonne on January 11, down
by 500 yuan at the high end from one week ago. "The recent dip
[in antimony metal] prices was mainly caused by lower bid
prices from smugglers [on the China-Vietnam border] in the
domestic market," a market insider said. "Smugglers usually
sign some orders with buyers...