Lithium prices firm as Europe, US catch up with China

By Martim Facada
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...

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