Price briefing: April 20-27
Published: Friday, 27 April 2018
Reduced demand weighs on Chinese domestic spot lithium carbonate prices; Strong carbonate, hydroxide monohydrate prices in China boosting spodumene prices in Q2; Upcoming holiday restricts Chinese graphite prices; seaborne antimony trioxide market softens amid depressed demand; chemical grade chromite price holds despite volatile UG2 prices; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of diatomite; Chinese magnesia prices steady on halt in magnesite mining; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of vermiculite prices
The lithium spodumene
market has strengthened in April, reflecting higher lithium
carbonate and hydroxide spot prices in China.
Lithium carbonate prices fell further in
the Chinese spot market due to thin buying activity because
buyers were in no hurry to buy additional units before the
Labour Day holiday (April 29-May 1). ...