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January 17, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (January 17, 2020)

Global Developments India remains one of the few countries with an appetite for spot tonnes. Some buyers are purchasing on an opportunistic basis, taking advantage of […]
January 10, 2020

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (January 10, 2020)

Global Developments One of the most concerning issues for sulphuric acid market players is freight costs. The full impact of the IMO 2020 rule on tanker […]
December 20, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (December 20, 2019)

Global Developments An east-west divide is still evident in the sulphuric acid market. In the west, with many smelters sitting on a comfortable level of stocks, […]
December 19, 2019

News: Mosaic to curtail phosphate production in Florida

December 19, 2019 In the US, Mosaic announced today it intends to reduce its fertilizer production levels until market conditions improve. At its central Florida operations, it […]
December 13, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (December 13, 2019)

Global Developments The market is relatively slow in the west of Suez. There were rumours of a purchase made by Timac for February loading in Europe, […]
December 6, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (December 6, 2019)

Global Developments The focus for Acuity this week is on Asia and Latin America. For Asia, more contracts have been finalised in Japan and South Korea, […]
November 29, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (November 29, 2019)

Global Developments Contract negotiations remain the item keeping most players busy. In Chile, more contracts are settling with the latest round mainly finalised in the low […]
November 26, 2019

News: CN and union reach tentative agreement

November 26, 2019 Earlier today in Canada, Canadian National (CN) railway and the union representing its workers reached a tentative agreement to renew a collective labour agreement. The new […]
November 22, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (November 22, 2019)

Global Developments The offers and award against Bunge’s latest tender in Argentina revealed a couple of things. Firstly, there were few European cargoes offered and the […]
November 15, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (November 15, 2019)

Global Developments Discussions of the acid market in various regions are revolving around very different topics of concern, making it hard to conclude an overall trend. […]
November 13, 2019

News: Glencore to close Canadian smelter by end of year

November 13, 2019 Glencore announced today it will permanently close its Brunswick lead smelter, also known as Belledune, in New Brunswick, Canada by the end of the year. […]
November 8, 2019

Briefing: Sulphuric Acid (November 8, 2019)

Global Developments The focus of the market continues to be long-term contractual business. In Chile, discussions are ongoing after some initial quantities settled in the high […]