Pricing notice: Discontinuation of several lithium prices

By IM Staff
Published: Thursday, 16 November 2017

Industrial Minerals has discontinued several grades of lithium carbonate and hydroxide.

After a six-week consultation period, Industrial Minerals has delisted the following lithium grades, effective November 16, 2017:

  • Carbonate, spot price, min 99-99.5%, pack in bags, cif China $/kg
  • Carbonate, large biannual contracts, min 99-99.5%, del continental US, $/lb
  • Carbonate, large quarterly contracts, min 99-99.5%, del continental US, $/kg
  • Hydroxide, quarterly contracts, 56.5-57.5%, packed in drums or bags, del Europe or US
  • Hydroxide, Chinese, (56.5-57.5% LiOH), packed in drums or bags, large contracts, del Europe $/kg

Industrial Minerals has an alternative price series available for subscribers wishing to continue tracking these or related markets. Please click here for further details.

If you have any comments on the discontinuation of these prices please contact Martim Facada or Barbara O'Donovan by email at: Please add the subject heading FAO: Martim Facada, re: Lithium 

All historical data relating to these prices prior to its delisting will be retained and is available to subscribers upon request.

To see Industrial Minerals' pricing methodology and specification documents go to

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