GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Tight supply underpins strong Asian seaborne prices

By IM Staff
Published: Friday, 16 April 2021

Concerns over South American producers' capacity to meet demand expectations for 2021 aggravated the lingering tight availability of battery-grade lithium compounds in the Asian seaborne market in the week to Thursday April 15.

By Dalila Ouerghi, Susan Zou

Buyers in the seaborne Asian lithium carbonate market reported increasing difficulty securing feedstock amid tight supply.The battery-grade lithium hydroxide price in China jumped by 3.75%, while the equivalent grade lithium carbonate price held despite slower trades.The Europe, US lithium spot complex continued to post sharp...

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