Chinese lithium market remains slow but prices rise globally

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Thursday, 29 March 2018

Spot prices in the domestic Chinese market for lithium have softened this week due to lower consumption, while prices in the rest of the world have gone up, driven by bullish market sentiment.

Spot prices for lithium fell this week in China because of lower consumption, with most consumers in no hurry to buy material and holding back from further purchasing while prices soften.

"The battery-grade lithium carbonate spot market has been illiquid, and it has been hard to conclude deals at prices...

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