GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Stock availability, low-cost materials push Chinese prices lower; other markets steady

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 14 September 2018

China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices remained under downward pressure this week due to the availability of stock and cheaper materials produced from brine, while lithium hydroxide prices were hit by sluggish trading.

Lithium carbonate prices soften due to availability of stock alongside cheaper low-production cost materials produced from brine.Lithium hydroxide prices follow the downtrend in the carbonate market and stagnant downstream demand. Slow consumption and lower prices for non-battery grade lithium carbonate compound produced from brine remain two other important factors adding pressure to the overall market.Seaborne...

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