Lithium pricing news

  • December 2016

    Lithium: Year in Review 2016

    30 December 2016

    A roundup of the year’s main events in the global lithium market.

  • Galaxy lithium concentrate to reach China in January

    16 December 2016

    The company expects to ship spodumene every month, honouring deals agreed at 2016 prices until March/April, before it begins to move material for prices agreed at significantly higher 2017 levels.

  • Lithium contract prices for 2017 double 2016 levels

    16 December 2016

    Annual contract agreements for the upcoming calendar year have now largely been settled, with prices up sharply from what was paid on material delivered during the current year.

  • Prices

    15 December 2016

    Antimony trioxide prices drop, as do iodine prices; lithium deals for 2017 approach closure; foundry chromite spot market widens; raw material costs lift WFA prices; graphite suppliers talk 2017 contracts; Cristal to increase TiO2 prices; industry concerned over China scrapping magnesia quota.

  • Galaxy hikes 2017 spodumene prices

    14 December 2016

    The company’s contracted selling price for 2017 will be up to 50% higher than 2016 levels, depending on the grade of spodumene supplied. Galaxy confirmed 120,000 tonnes in contracts with existing Chinese customers at new 2017 prices, although the company will honour already committed 2016 deals at lower price levels.

  • Pricing notice: Correction to lithium carbonate $/lb price

    07 December 2016

    Price correction for IM's listed lithium carbonate, min 99-99.5% LiC2O3, large contracts, del continental US, $/lb

  • Lithium deals for 2017 grind towards closure

    02 December 2016

    A number of annual contracts have been concluded for the coming year, with some large buyers paying double what they did on 2016 deals.

  • November 2016

    Price Briefing 4-9 November

    11 November 2016

    The TiO2 industry sees improving demand, chromite prices continue their weekly increases amid firm demand and lithium buyers expressed frustration as producers hike annual contract rates.

  • Lithium buyers express frustration as suppliers call shots

    11 November 2016

    High prices, long terms commitments and contract peculiarities are among the features being flagged by buyers during ongoing lithium contract negotiations.

  • Price Briefing 28 October – 03 November

    04 November 2016

    Titanium dioxide producers continue to look for price increases while graphite, bauxite and fused alumina prices held unchanged and lithium carbonate and hydroxide 2017 contract offers show a wide range.

  • Producer offers on lithium contracts span wide range

    03 November 2016

    The range of offers for 2017 lithium carbonate and hydroxide contracts is particularly wide this year, according to market participants who added that terms being offered also vary greatly.