GLOBAL ANTIMONY SNAPSHOT: Limited availability continues to support antimony prices in China, Europe

Key data from the pricing sessions in Asia and Europe in the week to Friday February 21.




China
Key drivers 

Some antimony suppliers lifted their offer prices again and were resistant to compromising on offers last week, citing limited available cargo, according to market sources.  A number of producers and traders held off from offering in anticipation of higher prices in the coming weeks.  The evident rise in the antimony trioxide price in recent weeks encouraged consumers to accept a higher antimony price.  The transportation disruptions in China resulting from the coronavirus (2019-nCoV) containment policy are reportedly improving and trucks are permitted to travel between some provinces, according to sources. Key quotes “We have not restarted production [of...

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Cristina Belda

Amy Lv

February 24, 2020

11:20 GMT

Shanghai, London