Price briefing 20-26 January

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 27 January 2017

Trading activities in many minerals are expected to stall in the next two weeks during Chinese New Year, but lithium prices could rise in Q2. TiO2 may also see further increases, as bauxite and fused alumina remain firm on supply shortage.

With China shut for the Chinese New Year holiday for up to two weeks from 27 January, trading activities across many minerals have started to stall. 

In lithium, a lull period is expected but China’s new EV subsidy policy may push prices up from Q2.

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