Spodumene prices rise as lithium compound values are scrutinised in China

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 05 February 2016

Tianqi’s decision to raise concentrate prices supports view of higher demand in Asia, but sharp increases reported for lithium hydroxide and carbonate values may not be reflective of the wider market.

Prices for spodumene produced in Australia and sold into Asia are on the increase, sources have indicated to IM.

Tianqi Lithium Industries Inc., which operates the Greenbushes lithium mine in Western Australia, recently announced a 15-20% price hike for its Greenbushes spodumene concentrate.

Most of this spodumene is 6% lithium...

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