Orocobre lithium production down but average lithium carbonate prices up
Published: Thursday, 05 April 2018
Adverse weather and lower evaporation rates reduced Orocobre’s lithium compounds output in the first quarter, but it still achieved higher sales prices.
Argentina-based lithium producer Orocobre has announced a
29% fall in its production of lithium carbonate in
January-March 2018, with output down to 2,802 tonnes against
the 3,937 tonnes produced in the last quarter of 2017.
A 24% decline in brine evaporation rates year-on-year
hampered the brine concentration process....