GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Asian markets soften as producers cut carbonate prices; European, US markets stagnant

By Carrie Shi
Published: Friday, 20 December 2019

A lack of trading activity in the lithium market led Chinese producers to lower their sales prices ahead of the year-end break, and China’s domestic lithium carbonate market dropped by 4% on Thursday December 19, while in Europe and the United States prices were unchanged.

By Carrie Shi and Cristina BeldaChina’s battery grade lithium carbonate price weakened with producers continuously lowering offer prices amid thin buyer interest. Technical and industrial grade lithium carbonate prices fell further this week. Lower offer prices combined with a quiet market drove Asian prices down on a weekly comparison. European...

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