2019 Lithium Preview: A more complex and robust market

By Martim Facada
Published: Monday, 07 January 2019

The growing role of China as a major producer and consumer of lithium has made the market for the product a more complex space. But the industry agrees that higher levels of lithium demand are here to stay, and will keep prices from dipping much further, despite recent lows.

Contract price negotiations at the end of 2018 led to a difference in contract price expectations between consumers and suppliers of lithium compounds, in light of the lower spot prices available in China.

These lower prices were a result of a soft surplus of lithium units and the availability...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.