GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s carbonate price makes first move up in 17 months

By Carrie Shi, Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Friday, 16 October 2020

The Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate price rose for the first time since May 2019 after increased buying last month diminished the availability of cheaper material when market participants returned from the National Day holiday.

China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate price broke 13 weeks of stability by narrowing up by 1,000 yuan per tonne. China’s lithium hydroxide market fell slightly after producers reduced offers to boost sales. Europe, US lithium battery-grade carbonate spot market drifts lower. Following weeks of producer resistance, the Chinese spot battery-grade lithium...

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