Lithium prices firm as Europe, US catch up with China
Published: Friday, 22 September 2017
Lithium prices in China remain firm while European and US markets spot prices start catching up. Lithium carbonate supply remains problematic while new energy vehicles production and sale rates in China remain strong.
Chinese domestic lithium prices held firm this week, mainly
due to a supply shortage of lithium carbonate and strong rates
of production and sales of new energy vehicles (NEV), which
have jumped by more than 30% year-on-year.
Recent plans to ban internal combustion engines (ICE) in
China have also supported...