Rising lithium carbonate prices to catch up with hydroxide

By Martim Facada
Published: Friday, 01 September 2017

Lithium carbonate supply remains tight as persisting strong demand in the spot markets have pushed prices upwards. Lithium carbonate prices are catching up with hydroxide, which is historically more expensive.

Rising lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) spot prices due to supply tightness have pushed the battery mineral’s value to near parity with the historically more expensive hydroxide.  

Lithium carbonate is widely used in Li-ion batteries and the demand for the mineral outstripped consumption volume of lithium hydroxide. Lithium hydroxide prices...

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