A brief overview of tungsten price developments, supply and demand and significant market movers.
Articles Tagged "export quotas"
Due to tight export controls the price of tungsten has been skyrocketing. In an interview with Tungsten Investing News, Pierre Monet President of Malaga Inc. talks about the tungsten market and their mining operations.
Tungsten prices continue to rise, gaining approximately 80 per cent since October of 2010. The lack of supply from mining operations in the West as well as increased domestic demand in China has supported the price of tungsten.
The reduction of export quotas from China, the world’s leading producer of the metal helped the price nearly triple over the course of the year. Recent reports from China have the quotas increasing nearly 10 percent for the first half of 2011. What will be the major stories for the tungsten market in 2011?
Over the past four years the price of tungsten has surged from $4 per pound to over $14 per pound. The surge in the price of tungsten has been caused by the fact the China has a monopoly on the market.