Lithium pricing news

  • September 2017

    Record lithium prices in China support spodumene market

    29 September 2017

    Australian lithium spodumene market negotiations heats up as Chinese lithium carbonate prices reach new highs due to a scarcity of lithium carbonate in the global market.

  • Price briefing 15–21 September

    22 September 2017

    Chinese fused magnesia prices hit all-time high; a ban on sales of explosives propel bauxite prices; brown fused alumina hit two-year high; iodine rises as consumers stock up; lithium prices held firm

  • Lithium prices firm as Europe, US catch up with China

    22 September 2017

    Lithium prices in China remain firm while European and US markets spot prices start catching up. Lithium carbonate supply remains problematic while new energy vehicles production and sale rates in China remain strong.

  • Price notice: Proposed change to IM Lithium contract price assessment frequency

    20 September 2017

    IM proposes to change the frequency of its lithium contract price assessments.

  • Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China

    15 September 2017

    Plans to ban internal combustion engine (ICE) vehicles in China alongside a lack of lithium availability has pushed the lithium carbonate prices further up in China.

  • Price briefing 8 - 14 September

    15 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China; European refractory silicon carbide market posts uptick; Chinese magnesia market continues to surge; Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty; Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes; China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes; Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

  • Lithium carbonate spot prices overlap hydroxide in China

    08 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate prices move up, taking spot levels close to parity with hydroxide in China. Supply constraints remain the main reason behind the price increases with some producers and consumers talking about converting hydroxide to carbonate.

  • IM's August Price Movements

    07 September 2017

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Price briefing 25 August – 31 August

    01 September 2017

    European fused magnesia prices surged; antimony trioxide market hit new highs; rising lithium carbonate prices to catch up with hydroxide; lower inventories lift iodine prices

  • Rising lithium carbonate prices to catch up with hydroxide

    01 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate supply remains tight as persisting strong demand in the spot markets have pushed prices upwards. Lithium carbonate prices are catching up with hydroxide, which is historically more expensive.

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