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...

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