Germanium prices rise as Teck Resources announces partial force majeure on sales

Germanium prices increased on Wednesday January 17 and are expected to rise further after Teck Resources declared a partial force majeure on metal sales from its zinc and lead smelting and refining complex, Trail Operations.

Teck Resources said the force majeure is due to equipment issues related to an operating disruption earlier this month at one of the fuming furnaces at its Trail Operations complex.
Metal Bulletin assessed germanium at $1,300-1,450 per kg on an in-warehouse Rotterdam basis on Wednesday, up from $1,250-1,400 per kg on January 12 and from $1,100-1,250 at the end of November.

Meanwhile, germanium dioxide MB free market was assessed at...


Tanya Ashreena

January 17, 2018

22:31 GMT