Price Briefing: 29 December-4 January

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 05 January 2018

Chinese domestic lithium carbonate prices soften as 2018 starts; ATH prices set to rise in 2018; sellers pushing for 'sizeable' increases; Iodine global prices strengthen at start of 2018; Zircon prices rise, characterized by short supply; Sluggish global antimony trioxide market while European prices soften.

China's domestic lithium carbonate spot market dipped at the start of 2018. The end-of-year break was a major factor in the cooling of the market.

US suppliers of alumina trihydrate want to secure higher prices this year, capitalizing on high demand and widespread price rises across alumina markets.

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