Lithium carbonate premium over hydroxide to persist in new year, sources say: 2022 preview

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Wednesday, 05 January 2022

This past year marked a spectacular recovery in lithium prices with the market rebounding into growth from the lows of 2020 and pushing lithium carbonate back to the forefront of the battery market.

Underpinned by a renewed wave of demand in China and elsewhere, the relentless rise of lithium carbonate prices during 2021 has taken the compound from what was historically a discount against further refined lithium hydroxide to a premium.

The counterintuitive price progression took the sector by surprise, but participants have...

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