GLOBAL ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: Virus outbreak leaves China market paralyzed; Europe material tightness rises

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday February 8.


Key drivers
China

Fastmarkets' assessment of the price of antimony, MMTA standard grade II, ddp China was unmoved following a lack of liquidity and absent market participants after the Chinese New Year holiday break was extended (January 24-February 2). Many suppliers stayed out of the market in the week to February 7 after many municipal governments ordered local enterprises not to restart operations until after February 9 as part of efforts to constrain the spread of the Wuhan coronavirus. Consumers...

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Cristina Belda

Amy Lv

February 10, 2020

15:35 GMT

London, Shanghai