Lithium prices remain under pressure but producer reaction is under way

By IM Staff
Published: Wednesday, 27 November 2019

The spot Chinese domestic lithium price continues to set the direction for the lithium market and has accelerated lower since the start of the third quarter alongside spot prices and realized prices that SQM and Orocobre received in the third quarter.

By William Adams and Vicky Zhao

Revenues at many lithium producers have declined, their recent quarterly reports show, mainly because of lower lithium and spodumene prices. 

Fastmarkets’ battery grade carbonate spot price exw China, which includes VAT, averaged an equivalent of $9.12 per kg in the third quarter while...

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