Lithium pricing news

  • December 2017

    Price Briefing: 15-21 December

    22 December 2017

    Chromite prices remain stable, as do European magnesia markets; Huber announces increases in ATH prices for next year, while Orocobre expects a 25% rise in lithium carbonate contracts for H1 2018. Proposal to delist zircon grades, and Christmas pricing schedule.

  • Orocobre expects 25% rise in H1 2018 lithium contracts

    18 December 2017

    The company aims to deliver a considerable increase in its lithium carbonate contracts compared with the second half of this year.

  • Boom. Boom. Boom.

    14 December 2017

    Twelve months ago I wrote that minerals producers and traders would be glad to see the back of 2016. Of low prices and an oversupplied market. Of few peaks and many troughs. If 2016 was the year of bad news, then 2017 was the year that China limped out.

  • Mineral Resources denies claims of Wodgina DSO lithium product quality issues

    12 December 2017

    Mineral Resources denies that there are problems with the quality of its lithium product and difficulties in processing Wodgina DSO lithium into spodumene concentrate.

  • Price briefing December 1-8

    08 December 2017

    Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths

  • A 21st century lithium rush

    04 December 2017

    Global electric vehicle production growth is stretching the supplies of battery materials needed to make them. Martim Facada looks at the impacts on lithium demand, prices and production

  • Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue

    01 December 2017

    The lithium spot market has been calm this week - the lithium hydroxide monohydrate price moved higher but consumers and producers are largely focused on negotiating prices for next year.

  • Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten

    01 December 2017

    The global lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) market has seen a 10-20% price increase on contracts signed for 2018, while contract durations have shortened due to price uncertainty caused by undersupply in the global market.

  • Price Briefing 24-30 November

    01 December 2017

    Chromite prices firm on low supply; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of potash and phosphate prices; The non-metallurgical chromite market has maintained the high prices reached in previous weeks; Fluorspar prices rise amid tight supply

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