PRICING NOTICE: Amendment of APT cif Rotterdam price assessment

Fastmarkets is amending the specifications of its ammonium paratungstate (APT) cif Rotterdam price assessment to include other ports of destination.

Following a month-long consultation period, Fastmarkets is amending the specification terms of its delivery basis to a cif dual port basis, including Rotterdam and Baltimore.

This update is to reflect decreasing spot market volumes in Europe in recent years. The change means more data will be considered in our weekly price assessments while not proving so broad that they produce price ranges wide enough to compromise their utility for physical market application or for tracking market trends.

The next pricing assessment will take place on Friday February 28.

The new specifications are listed below with the amendment in italics:

Assessment: Tungsten APT min 88.5 WO3 cif Rotterdam and Baltimore duty free $/ mtu WO3
Basis: cif Rotterdam and Baltimore, duty free
Unit: USD per mtu WO3
Min lot size: 20 tonnes (+/- 2%)
Payment terms: Cash; Delivered up to three months in advance considered spot business
Quality: WO3: 88.5% min; Al: 0.001% max; As: 0.0005% max; Bi: 0.0005% max; Ca: 0.001% max; Cd: 0.0005% max; Co: 0.0005% max; Cr: 0.0005% max; Cu: 0.0005% max; Fe: 0.001% max; K: 0.001% max; Mn: 0.001% max; Mg: 0.001% max; Mo: 0.002% max; Na: 0.001% max; Ni: 0.0005% max; P: 0.001% max; Pb: 0.0005% max; S:0.001% max; Sb: 0.0005% max; Si: 0.001% max; Sn: 0.0005% max; Ti: 0.0005% max; V:0.0005% max
Form: White finely divided free flowing crystals
Publication: Weekly. Friday 2-3pm London

All historical data relating to this price prior to the amendment will remain available in the pricing section of the Fastmarkets website.

If you would like to provide feedback on this price or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to the APT cif Rotterdam and Baltimore price assessment, please contact Ewa Manthey by email at Please add the subject heading ‘FAO: Ewa Manthey, re: APT cif Rotterdam and Baltimore price assessment.’

To see all of Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, please go to

What to read next
Fastmarkets has corrected its MB-STS-0259 stainless steel scrap 316 solids domestic, delivered merchants UK, £/tonne price assessment, which was published incorrectly on Friday June 14.
Fastmarkets will not publish any price assessments for corn, soybean, Americas vegoils and meals, or US wheat, on Wednesday June 19.
Fastmarkets proposes to amend the name of the MB-AL-0231 Aluminium P1020A all-in price, delivered Midwest US, US cents/lb to clarify that the price is based on the London Metal Exchange cash aluminium price.
The publication of Fastmarkets’ Vietnamese steel scrap import assessments for Friday June 14 were delayed because of a reporter error. Fastmarkets’ pricing database has been updated.
In the open consultation, Fastmarkets FOEX did not propose any changes, and there was no feedback received during the process. No material changes were made to the current methodology. A newly dated methodology document has been posted here.
The publication of Fastmarkets’ aluminium scrap and secondary aluminium ingot price assessments for Wednesday June 12 were delayed because of a reporter error. Fastmarkets’ pricing database has been updated.