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Lithium pricing news

  • August 2018

    Price Briefing: August 3 - 9

    10 August 2018

    Dried and bagged foundry chromite price edges up on strong demand; titanium dioxide producers downplay chance of price increases; South African chromite sales surge as production stalls; China’s lithium prices continue to fall on quiet trade; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of leucoxene price; antimony trioxide prices slide as Chinese suppliers drop prices; lithium pricing evolution and the role of price reporting agencies; validity of some Fluorspar inquiries from China questioned, though demand remains high.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s lithium prices continue to fall on quiet trade

    10 August 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices remain under downward pressure this week, with fewer suppliers making higher offers.

  • Trade log August 2018: Lithium

    10 August 2018

    The trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Metal Bulletin.

  • Lithium pricing evolution and the role of price reporting agencies

    08 August 2018

    As China Customs continues to delay the release of import and export figures for a large number of mineral commodities, our price development team elaborates on the pricing process for lithium and how Metal Bulletin Group* is adapting its existing coverage to provide increased transparency in this sector.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Correction to technical/industrial grade lithium carbonate ex-works China price

    06 August 2018

    Industrial Minerals has corrected its lithium carbonate, technical and industrial grade, spot price, ex-works domestic China, which was published incorrectly on July 5 due to reporter error.

  • Price briefing: July 27-August 2

    03 August 2018

    Trade war fear pushes down seaborne antimony trioxide market; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; Supply, demand dynamics trigger evolution in chromite pricing spreads; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices extend downtrend; Soda ash producers to factor higher costs into contract price negotiations; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; PRICING NOTICE: Launch of dried and bagged foundry chromite price; amendment of two prices; China's high-grade magnesia export prices fall on sporadic buying

  • Trade log August 2018: Lithium

    03 August 2018

    The trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Metal Bulletin.

  • July 2018

    Price Briefing: July 20-26

    27 July 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium prices dip to draw in demand; Weak demand, oversupply causes 10% decrease in Chinese soda ash prices; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of talc pricing; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of four soda ash prices

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium prices dip to draw in demand

    27 July 2018

    Domestic spot prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China have gone down week-on-week, with most producers lowering their prices to secure sales amid persistently low demand. Battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices also fell in China, dragged down by the lower carbonate prices and poor consumption, but prices in the rest of the world remained unchanged.

  • Trade log July 2018: Lithium

    27 July 2018

    Trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Industrial Minerals.

  • Price Briefing: July 13-19

    20 July 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Battle over market share triggers price war; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue fluorspar prices; China’s magnesia export prices steady but domestic prices soften; Chinese soda ash price edges down on oversupply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of kaolin pricing; factors converge to depress ilmenite import price in China

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Battle over market share triggers price war

    20 July 2018

    A battle over market share in China has triggered a price war, pushing domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices further down on Thursday July 19, while battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices also drifted with other global markets fairly stable.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese carbonate prices drop for second week; seaborne market resists lower bids

    13 July 2018

    Domestic Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell again this week due to lackluster demand from consumers, while hydroxide prices stayed firm although lower offers were reported to Industrial Minerals.

  • China’s annual NEV 1H output up near 100%; battery-grade lithium prices dip

    13 July 2018

    The price of battery-grade lithium dropped this week despite China’s increasing output and development of new energy vehicles (NEVs) in the first half of 2018 from year ago levels.

  • Price Briefing: June 29 - July 5

    06 July 2018

    Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices; Haicheng government set to dismantle polluting MgO kilns, but magnesia prices steady for now; European titanium dioxide prices down under heavy imports; Fluorspar market split on extent of China's environmental controls; Producers see higher soda ash prices on strong demand; Rutile prices increase, Tronox to cease external rutile, leucoxene sales by 2018 end; Silicon carbide production shutdowns in China push up European refractory prices; Have zircon prices peaked? Global antimony trioxide markets weaken, European prices stable

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade carbonate prices

    06 July 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell on Thursday July 5 due to continued weak demand and the availability of cheaper material; hydroxide prices held steady with most producers maintaining their offers while lower prices started being offered.

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