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Lithium pricing news

  • September 2018

    Trade log September 2018: Lithium

    21 September 2018

    Trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Industrial Minerals.

  • Ganfeng Lithium signs new contracts with LG Chem, Tesla

    21 September 2018

    The major Chinese lithium producer has extended its offtake contract with LG Chem and signed a new agreement with Tesla.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s battery-grade lithium carbonate prices extend loss

    21 September 2018

    The fall in Chinese domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices was attributed to lower offers, while downstream buyers were largely absent from the market.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Stock availability, low-cost materials push Chinese prices lower; other markets steady

    14 September 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices remained under downward pressure this week due to the availability of stock and cheaper materials produced from brine, while lithium hydroxide prices were hit by sluggish trading.

  • China’s NEV output up 39% year-on-year in August

    12 September 2018

    China’s output and sales of new energy vehicles (NEVs) rose year-on-year in August, showing China’s sustained determination to promote NEVs to reduce air pollution. Meanwhile, lithium prices continued to fall on slow buying.

  • Price briefing: August 31-September 6

    07 September 2018

    Falling yuan, rupee trigger iodine sell-off in Asia; Flake graphite market in Europe stable, local availability reducing; Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip on ample supply and lack of buyer interest; Non-met chromite prices unfazed by weaker rand; European titanium dioxide buyers well stocked after China export drive

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices dip on ample supply and lack of buyer interest

    07 September 2018

    Battery-grade lithium carbonate prices continued to slip in China this week, with no respite in the availability of cheap, locally produced units.

  • Lithium producer share prices - a glass half full or a glass half empty?

    05 September 2018

    Lithium producers’ share prices have been under pressure all year and some investors are no doubt wondering whether that marks the end of the lithium boom?

  • August 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Slow buying, good supply continue to pressure China's battery-grade carbonate prices

    31 August 2018

    China’s domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell again on Thursday August 30 amid continued slow demand and cheap offers from sellers needing to lock in cash, while the lithium hydroxide market resisted further declines, though cheaper prices were reported for lower quality units.

  • Metal Bulletin brings indexation to the lithium market

    30 August 2018

    Metal Bulletin’s lithium market reporter, Martim Facada, and price development manager, Jon Mulcahy, explain the indicators that allowed for the transition from an assessment-based pricing mechanism to an index, for the Chinese domestic carbonate market.

  • Price Briefing: August 17-23

    24 August 2018

    Currency depreciation not yet reflecting on iodine prices; sluggish sales weigh on China’s magnesia export prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch frac sand price; China flake graphite prices dip on slow buying, weakening yuan; Chinese carbonate price range widens on lower concluded deals; Imported ilmenite price continues to fall in China; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of seven fluorspar prices

  • Trade log August 2018: Lithium

    24 August 2018

    The trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Metal Bulletin.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese carbonate price range widens on lower concluded deals

    24 August 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell again this week on lower concluded business after buyers secured lower prices, while lithium hydroxide prices held steady on quiet buying activity though lower prices were heard in the spot market.

  • Price Briefing: August 10 - 16

    17 August 2018

    Flake graphite prices soften on sellers’ push; Seizure of ‘smuggled’ antimony metal turns trioxide sentiment positive; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese, Europe, US lithium carbonate prices edge down; Weak yuan pushes bauxite, fused alumina prices down; Pricing notice: Discontinuation of four European graphite prices

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese, Europe, US lithium carbonate prices edge down

    17 August 2018

    Chinese domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices have fallen on thin buying activity and lower prices, while lithium hydroxide prices have temporarily stabilized this week, while seaborne, European and US lithium carbonate prices moved down.

  • Price Briefing: August 3 - 9

    10 August 2018

    Dried and bagged foundry chromite price edges up on strong demand; titanium dioxide producers downplay chance of price increases; South African chromite sales surge as production stalls; China’s lithium prices continue to fall on quiet trade; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of leucoxene price; antimony trioxide prices slide as Chinese suppliers drop prices; lithium pricing evolution and the role of price reporting agencies; validity of some Fluorspar inquiries from China questioned, though demand remains high.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s lithium prices continue to fall on quiet trade

    10 August 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices remain under downward pressure this week, with fewer suppliers making higher offers.

  • Lithium pricing evolution and the role of price reporting agencies

    08 August 2018

    As China Customs continues to delay the release of import and export figures for a large number of mineral commodities, our price development team elaborates on the pricing process for lithium and how Metal Bulletin Group* is adapting its existing coverage to provide increased transparency in this sector.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Correction to technical/industrial grade lithium carbonate ex-works China price

    06 August 2018

    Industrial Minerals has corrected its lithium carbonate, technical and industrial grade, spot price, ex-works domestic China, which was published incorrectly on July 5 due to reporter error.

  • Price briefing: July 27-August 2

    03 August 2018

    Trade war fear pushes down seaborne antimony trioxide market; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; Supply, demand dynamics trigger evolution in chromite pricing spreads; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices extend downtrend; Soda ash producers to factor higher costs into contract price negotiations; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; PRICING NOTICE: Launch of dried and bagged foundry chromite price; amendment of two prices; China's high-grade magnesia export prices fall on sporadic buying

  • Trade log August 2018: Lithium

    03 August 2018

    The trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Metal Bulletin.

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