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Lithium pricing news

  • June 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Weak demand weighs on China’s battery-grade carbonate prices

    15 June 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell further in thin buying this week but lithium hydroxide prices held steady. Asian seaborne battery-grade lithium carbonate prices also edged down, reflecting the continued fall in Chinese prices.

  • Trade log June 2018: Lithium

    15 June 2018

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

  • China’s NEV output up 86% year-on-year in May

    11 June 2018

    China’s output and sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) continued to rise year-on-year in May, supported by the upward momentum of the sector.

  • Price Briefing: June 1-7

    08 June 2018

    Cheaper material offered by smaller producers weigh on Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate, hydroxide prices; European antimony trioxide market softens on lack of sales; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of celestite; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of olivine price; Fresh talk about consolidation of Liaoning province's magnesia sector but prices steady for now; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of kyanite pricing; China fluorspar prices push higher while sellers wait for stronger prices; No movement on Chinese soda ash price despite restored supply sources

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Cheaper material offered weighs on Chinese battery-grade carbonate, hydroxide prices

    08 June 2018

    Lower-cost material availability alongside persistently low consumption pushed down battery-grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide prices ex-works China on Thursday June 7, while prices in the rest of the world were steady week on week.

  • IM's May Price Movements

    05 June 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices soften in China; other global prices unchanged

    01 June 2018

    Cheaper lithium carbonate from smaller producers pushed the Chinese domestic battery-grade assessment down in the weekly assessment, while other global prices were steady.

  • Price Briefing: May 25 - 31

    01 June 2018

    Refractory brown fused alumina prices fall in China, WFA stable; Global antimony trioxide market strengthens upon higher antimony metal price; Indian barite exports further undercut Chinese prices; Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices soften in China; other global prices unchanged; Strong dollar weighs on Indian soda ash list prices

  • Trade log May 2018: Lithium

    01 June 2018

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

  • May 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook

    25 May 2018

    Global lithium battery-grade market stabilizes after prices decreased in recent weeks, producers and consumers’ price struggle persists due to unmatched price expectations between both sides of the market.

  • Price Briefing: May 18-24

    25 May 2018

    Global lithium market stable; low prices offered in China cloud market outlook; Chinese TiO2 sellers still able to meet strong European demand; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to amend Industrial Minerals’ iodine prices; Hydrofluoric market rebound supports Chinese acidspar prices; Alternative applications support chemical-grade chromite prices in Europe

  • Lithium hydroxide market moves down on recent fall in carbonate prices, consumer pressure for lower prices

    18 May 2018

    Battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices took a dive this week, reacting to weaker carbonate demand and prices in preceding weeks.

  • Price Briefing May 4 - 10

    11 May 2018

    Global iodine spot market strengthens on bullish sentiment; Sluggish demand drags down global antimony trioxide market; Foundry-grade chromite prices edge up on ongoing tightness; Sparse buying activity leaves Chinese magnesia export prices steady; Chinese lithium carbonate import prices climb but export prices soften, China’s flake graphite prices steady, demand remains quiet; Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compound spot prices stabilize, other regions soften.

  • China’s NEV output rises further in April despite subsidy changes

    11 May 2018

    China’s output of new energy vehicles continues to climb on a year-on-year basis, reflecting Beijing's sustained drive to promote more efficient and less polluting vehicles.

  • Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compound spot prices stabilize; other regions soften

    11 May 2018

    Prices of Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium compounds stemmed the recent downtrend, while prices in other regions assessed by Industrial Minerals dipped on Thursday May 10.

  • Chinese lithium carbonate import prices climb but export prices soften

    09 May 2018

    Chinese lithium carbonate import prices have been rising month on month since October last year while lithium carbonate export prices have drifted lower.

  • FMC sees higher lithium prices, more long-term supply deals after Q1 earnings jump

    08 May 2018

    FMC expects higher lithium prices and more supply to be agreed on long-term deals, it said, after first-quarter earnings from its lithium segment almost doubled from a year earlier.

  • Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip further

    04 May 2018

    Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate spot prices softened for the third consecutive week after cathode makers shifted their attention to preparing for high power and density production, reducing consumption for the lithium compounds.

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