PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of fortnightly mercury price assessment

After a month-long consultation period, Fastmarkets MB has discontinued its fortnightly publication of the mercury 99.99%, in-whs global locations, $/flask assessment.

Global mercury trade has reduced since the 2017 Minamata Convention on mercury – a legally binding international agreement aimed at tackling mercury pollution – came into force. The Convention has reached more than 100 party ratifications, and, as a result, mercury use is declining around the globe. Mercury trading in the spot market is therefore very limited, with a reduced number of participants and an illiquid market.

If you have any comments on the discontinuation of the mercury price, please contact Cristina Belda by email at: Please add the subject heading FAO: Cristina Belda re: Mercury price

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

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