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Lithium pricing news

  • March 2017

    Price briefing 17-23 March

    24 March 2017

    Lithium prices unchanged; brown fused alumina spreads widen; fluorspar continues to climb; antimony trioxide stable; chromite stand-off continues

  • Business as usual in the global lithium market

    23 March 2017

    The lithium market remained stable over the past week with participants reporting "very good levels" of activity in the China spot market amid slightly quieter trading in the US and Europe.

  • February 2017

    Price Briefing 10-16 February

    17 February 2017

    Cristal joins other producers to announce a further price hike in titanium dioxide this week, while spodumene producer sold lithium concentrate for delivery in H1 2017; Chinese rare earths producer announced price increase.

  • Mt Marion settles H1 offtake price

    16 February 2017

    Material will be sold at $750/tonne on a CFR China basis in H1 2017, moving to a compound-linked price in H2.

  • Price Briefing 3-9 February

    10 February 2017

    Trading remains quiet in the first week after the Chinese New Year holiday, but a number of industrial mineral miners have announced production update. Antimony trioxide spot prices increased while chromite held firm.

  • Price Briefing 27 January - 2 February

    03 February 2017

    Industrial minerals prices were unchanged this week during the Chinese New Year holiday where the country is shut. The graphite market in Europe remained largely stable despite the scrapping of Chinese export duties from January.

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