China’s H1 lithium exports up but imports down further

By Carrie Shi
Published: Monday, 05 August 2019

China’s exports of lithium carbonate and hydroxide rose in the first half of 2019 while imports fell due to cheaper domestic prices and plentiful supply.

China’s exports of lithium carbonate soared in the first half of this year from a year earlier because of a domestic supply surplus that pressured prices lower, making them attractive to foreign buyers.

China exported 7,593 tonnes of lithium carbonate in the first half of 2019, up by almost 150%...

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