Price Briefing: November 16-22

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 23 November 2018

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese lithium prices unchanged in quiet market, seaborne hydroxide prices fall; Asian TiO2 prices ease, with Chinese winter supply squeeze less likely; Iodine price continues to edge up despite rejection of higher distributor offers; Magnesite mining in Haicheng hub to restart after September 2019; Sluggish demand pushes down antimony trioxide prices.

China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate price was steady this week due to slow market activity, with just small deals concluded; rest-of-world lithium hydroxide prices fell due to continued low demand.

 Asian TiO2 prices reached new lows this week, with buyers downplaying the chance of cold-weather shutdowns in China....

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