GLOBAL ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: China price flat on firm offers; Europe finds room to decline

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday January 10.


China
Key drivers 

The price of antimony, MMTA standard grade II, ddp China remained unchanged for the third consecutive week in the latest assessment period ended on Wednesday January 8 after many suppliers held offer prices firm. Many domestic suppliers were reluctant to compromise further on offer prices, citing the lingering limited availability of ore material.  A few producers were heard to have halted production for annual maintenance recently and will not restart operations until after the Chinese New Year break (January 25-30). Some antimony consumers restocked certain volumes last week for use over the upcoming holiday in fear of a possible difficulty finding transport teams in the week starting January 13 when many...

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Cristina Belda

Amy Lv

January 13, 2020

12:50 GMT

London, Shanghai