SQM’s third-quarter lithium sales down by 15%

By Martim Facada
Published: Monday, 22 October 2018

Technical delays and logistical challenges slow down Chilean producer SQM’s lithium sales during July-September by 15%.

Chilean lithium producer Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM) sold 15% less lithium carbonate quarter-on-quarter in July-September 2018, it said in an announcement preceding its third-quarter earnings statement.

A delay to the ramp-up process at SQM’s lithium operations at Antofagasta in Chile, and logistical challenges created by low inventory...

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