Lithium pricing news

  • January 2017

    Price briefing 20-26 January

    27 January 2017

    Trading activities in many minerals are expected to stall in the next two weeks during Chinese New Year, but lithium prices could rise in Q2. TiO2 may also see further increases, as bauxite and fused alumina remain firm on supply shortage.

  • Lithium market quietens ahead of Chinese New Year

    26 January 2017

    A lull period is expected now that annual deals have been settled and as the Chinese spot market quietens for the Spring Festival. China’s new EV subsidy policy may push prices up from Q2, however.

  • Price briefing 13-19 January

    20 January 2017

    Trading is starting to slow down due to the Chinese New Year holiday, business in chromite is stalling but some restocking ahead of the holiday has lifted antimony trioxide prices; titanium dioxide prices continued the uptrend seen in 2016.

  • Price Briefing 6 -12 January

    13 January 2017

    Graphite and magnesia prices fall after the cancellation of export duty, while antimony trioxide price increase on restocking. Despite rising raw material costs, calcined alumina prices remained largely unchanged.

  • New Chinese EV subsidies may boost local lithium prices

    09 January 2017

    The introduction of a new government support programme ends the period of uncertainty which followed an investigation into "cheating” on the previous framework.

  • China reaps rewards from Li-ion battery exports

    06 January 2017

    The value of lithium-ion batteries coming out of China continued to increase in late 2016. Lithium carbonate imports, meanwhile grew in Q4.

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