Spodumene prices continue rally amid tight availability, robust demand and an emerging spot market

By Dalila Ouerghi
Published: Friday, 16 April 2021

The spodumene import price in China has been skyrocketing since the beginning of 2021 following a pickup in customer inquiries and tight availability of the raw material since Altura Mining's assets were taken off the market.

Spodumene mined from Western Australia is a feedstock material used in the production of lithium chemicals that go into batteries for electric vehicles. Most of the spodumene mined in Western Australia is shipped to China, where it is converted in lithium chemicals.

Pilbara Minerals completed its acquisition of Altura Mining...

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