Chinese lithium spot market feels the pinch from government clampdown

By Albert Li, Myles McCormick
Published: Thursday, 09 June 2016

The spot market for lithium products in China, which has this year soared to unprecedented levels, has recently seen prices drop slightly following a Chinese government investigation into cheating on electric vehicle subsidies. Market participants believe the dip is temporary, however.

The spot price for both Chinese lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide has dipped marginally in the past two weeks, stalling at least temporarily their meteoric rise over the past nine months.

Chinese spot prices have more than tripled since Q3 2015, driven largely by high demand for electric vehicles (EVs) in China,...

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