Fastmarkets assessed the price of tantalite, basis 25% min Ta2O5, cif China
, at $52.00-55.50 per lb Ta2O5 on Friday, down from the previous week’s assessment of $56.00-57.75 per lb.
“Demand in the electronics sector has gone down and the market is continuing to drop, with China not taking units in,” a trader said. “There is no liquidity and we will see prices declining further.”
Tantalum is mainly used in high-performance...