Gilsonite exported in high quantity since 2013
Due increase of crude price and then bitumen price Chinese started to buy Gilsonite from Iran again in high volume.Normally they are buying in raw form and pulverizing in very fine particle size to save some cost and control the quality.
On September and October compare other months since 2013 till today,Iranian exporter suppiled Gilsonite based on 7000MT lump to Qingdao port packed in 1000Kg jumbo bag.
On end of October and Novermber more than 10000MT booked and in high season of Gilsonite China would be the market for Iranian miner.
The only problem from now to March is rainly season and stop of business in mine area