Producers, consumers of lithium differ over 2019 contract prices

By Martim Facada
Published: Tuesday, 04 December 2018

The fall in Chinese spot lithium prices has been at a faster pace than the fall in US and European prices, throwing up differences in opinion about contract prices in supply deals for 2019.

Lower lithium prices than a year ago have led to differing price expectations between producers and consumers of lithium compounds in their negotiations for 2019 supply contracts.

In light of lower spot prices in China, lithium consumers are seeking to lock in lower contract prices for 2019 by referencing the...