Reintroduction of assessment of germanium dioxide, in-whs China, $/kg price

Fastmarkets will reintroduce its MB-GER-0001 Germanium dioxide, in-whs China, price assessment on Friday May 24 after it was discontinued on May 10.

To bring continuity to our subscribers, and on feedback from the market, we will resume publication of the price for the remainder of 2024 after which it will be permanently discontinued.

May averages of this price will include only published prices.

A reminder of the permanent discontinuation will be published three months before the price assessment is ended.

This will give time for market participants who use this price in their contracts to negotiate on whether they want to use the remaining MB-GER-0006 germanium dioxide, in-whs China, price assessed in yuan per kg, or the MB-GER-0005 germanium dioxide, in-whs Rotterdam, price, assessed in $ per kg.

The specification for the germanium dioxide, in-whs China, $ per kg, price will be as follows (changes in italics):

MB-GER-0001 Germanium dioxide, in-whs China, $ per kg
Quality: GeO2 99.99% min, Ge 69% approx. White powder
Quantity: Min 100kg (+/- 2%)
Location: In-whs China
Timing: Prompt release
Unit: USD per kg
Payment terms: Cash, other payment terms normalized
Publication: Twice-weekly. Wednesday and Friday between 2pm and 3pm London time.
Notes: Original producer cases, normally 25kg each. This price will be discontinued at the end of 2024.

The price is a part of the Fastmarkets minor metals price package.

The price had been discontinued as part of a process to improve our germanium dioxide pricing. It had been temporarily discontinued on May 10 following a procedural error.

After a formal consultation period, we moved to assess germanium dioxide, in-whs China, in yuan per kg (MB-GER-0006) from May 10.

Simultaneously, we introduced an MB-GER-0005 germanium dioxide, in-whs Rotterdam, $ per kg ,price to serve the non-Chinese market, which became decoupled from the domestic Chinese market owing to export controls introduced by China on August 1, 2023.

To provide feedback on these assessments, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to these prices, please contact Solomon Cefai by email at: pricing@fastmarkets.com. Please add the subject heading “FAO: Solomon Cefai, re: Germanium dioxide price assessments.”

To see all Fastmarkets pricing methodology and specification documents, go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/methodology.

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