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Lithium pricing news

  • May 2017

    Price briefing 19-25 May

    26 May 2017

    Mineral sands producer Iluka raised zircon prices; while ilmenite and rutile prices held firm; China Southern Rare Earth Group Co. unveiled another round of price hike; Magnesia prices unchanged as Chinese government sets new environmental standards; Galaxy Resources complete 2016 offtake spodumene sales

  • Lithium carbonate prices inch upwards in China

    19 May 2017

    Demand from the EV market as well as some tightness in supply has pushed battery grade lithium carbonate prices higher in China.

  • Price briefing 12-18 May

    19 May 2017

    The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again.

  • April 2017

    Chinese Q1 lithium imports, exports rise

    28 April 2017

    Trade flows of Chinese lithium carbonate and hydroxide market remains strong with the latest data revealing a rise in exports and imports in Q1 2017 amid a positive market outlook. Prices for lithium carbonate and hydroxide, meanwhile, remained steady this past week with suggestions made to IM that some recent supply tightness could lead to higher numbers in Q2.

  • IM Prices May 2017

    27 April 2017

    See article below, from the May issue of Industrial Minerals, for market updates on price movements in various industrial minerals. Minerals featured this month include: lithium, graphite, chromite, alumina, fluorspar, magnesia, antimony trioxide, fluorspar, rare earths, silicon carbide

  • Lithium market report 10-24 April

    24 April 2017

    The lithium market across the three major regional markets - the US, Europe and China - has been relatively stable in April so far, supported by continuous growth in the Chinese battery sector.

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