GLOBAL ANTIMONY WRAP: Uptrend in Europe persists amid tightness; Chinese prices climb

Antimony prices continued upward in Europe last week, with availability of material still a concern amid China’s intensifying smuggling crackdown; prices in China followed international markets up despite continued weak demand.

Metal Bulletin’s price quotation for antimony with bismuth content below 100 ppm in-warehouse Rotterdam climbed to $8,400-8,600 per tonne on Friday September 7, up from the midweek assessment of $8,350-8,600 per tonne.  MMTA standard grade II antimony in-warehouse Rotterdam prices also increased last week, rising to $8,400-8,600 per tonne on Friday from $8,350-8,600 per tonne on Wednesday. Both grades continue to trade at a parity. Some market sources attributed the price rises to a return of demand at the end of the summer holiday, while others pointed to tightening supply from...

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Anna Xu

Ewa Manthey

September 10, 2018

10:53 GMT

London, Shanghai