GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Sluggish demand, cheaper material weigh on China’s battery-grade carbonate prices

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 06 July 2018

China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell on Thursday July 5 due to continued weak demand and the availability of cheaper material; hydroxide prices held steady with most producers maintaining their offers while lower prices started being offered.

• Chinese lithium carbonate prices fell on lower consumption 

• Cheaper battery and industrial-grade carbonate prices offered from Qinghai producers keep weighing on the Chinese spot market

• Lithium hydroxide prices still under downward pressure though battery-grade quotation held steady

• Lower carbonate prices in China pushed down prices elsewhere.

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