Antimony prices creep higher, manganese dips on China-Vietnam border situation

May 18, 2012 | 07:52 AM |

Antimony prices crept higher on Friday May 18 while manganese prices fell, as the supply of each was affected by the clampdown on border trade between China and Vietnam. Metal Bulletin low-bismuth antimony prices were at $13,900-14,400 per tonne on Friday, up $100 from Wednesday, while manganese flake prices were $3,050-3200 per tonne, down $100. Manganese flake for shipment is being offered in small quantities at prices that suggest sellers have avoided paying duties on the material, but the supply of antimony remains firmly in the hands of licensed exporters such as Minmetals and Hsikwangshan....

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