Price Briefing: July 13-19

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 20 July 2018

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Battle over market share triggers price war; PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue fluorspar prices; China’s magnesia export prices steady but domestic prices soften; Chinese soda ash price edges down on oversupply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of kaolin pricing; factors converge to depress ilmenite import price in China

A battle over market share in China has triggered a price war, pushing domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices further down on Thursday July 19, while battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices also drifted with other global markets fairly stable.

The prices of China’s magnesia exports were stable this week because of quiet...

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