GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium hydroxide price softens on agressive offers

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 22 February 2019

The domestic Chinese battery-grade lithium hydroxide spot price fell by more than 3% in the week to Thursday February 21 although the carbonate assessment held firm – a pattern that was reversed in the seaborne market, where the carbonate price dropped week on week and the hydroxide price was steady.

Offers for battery-grade lithium hydroxide in China were lower week on week, bringing the Fastmarkets assessment down. Micronized battery-grade lithium hydroxide material traded at a premium in China. Technical and industrial grade lithium carbonate prices softened in China and further falls are expected.Seaborne cif China, Japan & Korean battery grade lithium carbonate...

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