Antimony falls, reverses price trend while epidemic worsens in Europe

The European antimony price edged down for both grades on Friday March 13, ending the uptrend that started on January 29 on logistic constraints amid the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, Fastmarkets heard.

If the limited availability of material from China supported prices in January and February, the price driver has shifted to the decrease in demand in Europe, with the continent now labelled the epicenter of the epidemic, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Fastmarkets assessed the price for antimony max 100 ppm Bi, in-whs Rotterdam at $6,300-6,500 per tonne on Friday March 13, down by 0.4% from $6,300-6,550 per tonne...


Cristina Belda

March 16, 2020

17:15 GMT