Launch of germanium dioxide, in-whs Rotterdam, $/kg

Fastmarkets launched its price assessment for MB-GER-0005 germanium dioxide, in-whs Rotterdam, on Wednesday May 8.

After a consultation period that began on April 3, the price launch complements Fastmarkets’ other germanium price assessments and will provide greater transparency to the germanium dioxide market outside of China.

Germanium dioxide is used in the production of germanium metal, in the manufacture of fiber optics and in other technology sectors. Export controls on germanium dioxide shipments were introduced by China, the world’s largest producer, in August 2023.

The specification for the new price is as follows:

MB-GER-0005 germanium dioxide, in-whs Rotterdam, $ per kg
Quality: GeO2 99.99% min, Ge 69% approx. White powder
Quantity: Min 100kg (+/- 2%)
Location: in-whs Rotterdam
Timing: Prompt release
Unit: USD per kg
Payment terms: Cash, other payment terms normalized
Publication: Weekly; Wednesday between 2pm and 3pm, London time
Notes: Original producer cases, normally 25kg each.

To provide feedback on this price assessment or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to this price, please contact Solomon Cefai by email at: Please add the subject heading “FAO Solomon Cefai, re: germanium dioxide, in-whs Rotterdam.”

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