Lithium pricing news

  • October 2016

    Lithium offer prices higher than anticipated: buyers

    21 October 2016

    Initial offers from China have exceeded buyer expectations, although South American producers are said to still be holding off on making price proposals. Suppliers, meanwhile have expressed frustration at the “unrealistic” expectations of some buyers.

  • Price Briefing 7-13 October 2016

    14 October 2016

    Chinese-origin bauxite and fused alumina spot prices gained and chemical grade chromite tags rose on tight supply. while metspar prices fell and 2017 lithium contract talks continued to stall.

  • Lithium market sceptical on oversupply forecast

    13 October 2016

    Lithium buyers and sellers this week played down a forecast of a future supply glut in the market as efforts remain focused on settling the 2017 contract prices.

  • Price Briefing 30 September - 7 October

    07 October 2016

    TiO2 prices increases in the US and China, antimony trioxide price drop following a spike in September, iodine value fell, chromite price increase while lithium annual contract talks stall. Graphite, bauxite and brown fused alumina price flat week-on-week.

  • Producers play a waiting game with 2017 lithium contracts

    07 October 2016

    Some indication that 2017 contracts may be on similar levels to current quarterly contracts as Mt Cattlin delay frustrates the market.

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