GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium prices dip to draw in demand

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 27 July 2018

Domestic spot prices for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China have gone down week-on-week, with most producers lowering their prices to secure sales amid persistently low demand. Battery-grade lithium hydroxide prices also fell in China, dragged down by the lower carbonate prices and poor consumption, but prices in the rest of the world remained unchanged.

Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell week-on-week on slow consumption and lower prices achieved.Lithium hydroxide prices softened in line with the continuously falling carbonate market and weak demand.Low lithium carbonate prices in the Chinese market from the country’s brine producers, and existing good stocks, remain the main factors behind the current...

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