GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Weak demand weighs on China’s battery-grade carbonate prices

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 15 June 2018

China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell further in thin buying this week but lithium hydroxide prices held steady. Asian seaborne battery-grade lithium carbonate prices also edged down, reflecting the continued fall in Chinese prices.

A further fall in battery-grade lithium carbonate prices in China weighs on seaborne cif China, Japan and Korea market pricesDownstream consumers cautious about restocking, awaiting clearer direction from China’s 2018 NEV subsidy policy, which officially came into effect earlier this weekLower battery-grade quality material from Qinghai still availableBattery-grade lithium hydroxide...

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