GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese hydroxide market ‘in a mess’ amid lower offer prices, weak demand

By Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 25 October 2019

The Chinese lithium hydroxide and carbonate price gap has narrowed further in the week to Thursday October 24 after the former assessment dropped over 3% while producers of the latter insisted on current prices.

  • The Chinese battery-grade lithium hydroxide price fell on thin buying activities.

  • Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices were relatively steady although they remain under downward pressure.

  • Asian cif China, Japan & Korea markets subdued.

    Continuously weak downstream demand from the high-nickel ternary sector was cited for a drop in the battery-grade lithium...

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