PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of publication of lithium price assessment midpoints

By IM Staff
Published: Monday, 06 April 2020

Fastmarkets has today discontinued the separate publication of midpoints for its price assessments for technical, industrial and battery grades of lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide in Asia.

After a consultation period, Fastmarkets has suspended the publication of the midpoints, which were the arithmetic average of the high and the low of the published assessed ranges. Midpoints 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 that have now been discontinued following this consultation are: 

On indmin.com:
Lithium carbonate min 99% Li2CO3 technical and industrial grade, spot price, ex-works domestic China, yuan/tonne

Lithium hydroxide monohydrate min 56.5% LiOH.H2O technical and industrial grade, spot price, ex-works domestic China, yuan/tonne

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

If you have any comments on the discontinuation these midpoints, please contact Charlotte Radford by email at: pricing@metalbulletin.com. Please add the subject heading FAO: Charlotte Radford, re: lithium midpoints.

All historical data relating to the technical and industrial grade midpoints prior to their suspension will remain available in the pricing section of the Fastmarkets IM website. To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents go to https://www.fastmarkets.com/about-us/methodology.



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