GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Lunar New Year slowdown restricts price movements; seaborne markets anticipate further weakness

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 18 January 2019

China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide prices were unchanged week on week on Thursday January 17 due to slow market activity ahead of Chinese New Year, while technical and Industrial grade lithium carbonate prices moved down slightly on supplier destocking.

Battery-grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide prices held on thin activity. Technical and industrial grade lithium carbonate prices edged down. Rest of the world spot prices sat unchanged week on week. Transportation of lithium compounds to stop ahead of the Lunar New Year. China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate and hydroxide spot market prices were steady in...

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