GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese carbonate prices drop for second week; seaborne market resists lower bids

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 13 July 2018

Domestic Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell again this week due to lackluster demand from consumers, while hydroxide prices stayed firm although lower offers were reported to Industrial Minerals.

Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices continued to fall while hydroxide prices were stable on weak demand. Ample availability and lower prices for battery-grade and technical & industrial carbonate grades from Qinghai region also weighed on the quotations. Seaborne China, Japan and South Korean markets resisted lower domestic Chinese prices but consumers kept...

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