FOCUS: Lithium’s volatile evolution prompts companies to rethink how best to trade

By Martim Facada, Carrie Shi
Published: Wednesday, 24 July 2019

Fastmarkets lithium reporters consider why Chinese average marginal tonnage has prompted market participants to rethink their business practices and why the domestic spot price in China is becoming increasingly more relevant as the price proxy for the lithium industry.

The dramatic shift in the dynamics of the lithium market over the past four years has changed business practices and increased demand for price transparency.

Fueled by anticipated growth in the global battery market and the consequent price swings and supply responses in China, the epicenter of the lithium market,...