Price Briefing: 29 December-4 January
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.