PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue publication of lithium midpoints in price assessments

By Charlotte Radford
Published: Thursday, 05 March 2020

Fastmarkets proposes to discontinue the separate publication of midpoints for its price assessments for technical, industrial and battery grades of lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide in Asia.

The midpoints are the arithmetic average of the high and the low of the published assessed ranges and can therefore still be calculated in data feeds, fed into workflow, or viewed on other Fastmarkets platforms without the need for a separately-published price.

The usual weekly publication of assessed ranges for each of the concerned markets (listed below) will continue as usual.

Midpoints are currently published for the following markets, and would be discontinued under this proposal:


Within the battery raw materials tracker:
  • Lithium carbonate min 99.5% Li2CO3 battery grade, spot price, ex-works domestic China, yuan/tonne
  • Lithium hydroxide monohydrate min 56.5% LiOH.H2O battery grade, spot price, ex-works domestic China, yuan/tonne
The consultation period for the proposed discontinuation of published of midpoints of lithium carbonate and hydroxide prices will close on Friday April 3, with changes taking place, subject to market feedback, from Thursday April 9.

To provide feedback on the proposed discontinuations or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to Fastmarkets’ lithium price assessments, please contact Charlotte Radford by email at: Please add the subject heading 'FAO: Charlotte Radford, re: lithium midpoints.’

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents go to