Lithium pricing news

  • April 2018

    Strong carbonate, hydroxide monohydrate prices in China boosting spodumene prices in Q2

    27 April 2018

    The lithium spodumene market has strengthened in April, reflecting higher lithium carbonate and hydroxide spot prices in China

  • Price briefing April 13-19

    20 April 2018

    Bauxite calcination plants in Shanxi shut on government orders. Market fears rise in prices as Liaoning stops magnesite mining. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period on proposal to discontinue kyanite prices. European, North American lithium spot markets up; Chinese spot market unchanged. Spherical graphite price grows on tight supply. PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of one zircon grade, launching another. Lower Chinese prices push white fused alumina market down. PRICING NOTICE: Extension of consultation period regarding olivine price

  • European, North American lithium spot markets up; Chinese spot market unchanged

    13 April 2018

    The European and North American lithium market's prices increased slightly this week on lithium carbonate tightness in the spot market, while the Chinese spot market remains unchanged due to thin buying activity.

  • China’s NEV output surges in Q1 vs last year

    13 April 2018

    China’s output of NEVs rose in the first quarter of 2018 from a year earlier, underpinned by the state's continued push towards electrification - a stance that many believe will support lithium, graphite and cobalt prices.

  • IM's March Price Movements

    13 April 2018

    IM's monthly price movements.

  • Chinese lithium carbonate imports, hydroxide exports volumes soften m-o-m in February

    06 April 2018

    Lithium carbonate imports and lithium hydroxide exports in China fell in February, coinciding with higher contract prices in 2018.

  • Price Briefing March 23 - April 5

    06 April 2018

    Tightening supply gives zircon, rutile prices a boost as Q2 gets underway; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of wollastonite prices; Chinese lithium market remains slow but prices rise globally; Low-grade magnesia prices fall while stocks rise; Foundry chromite prices strengthen; chemical grade stable; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of sulphur prices

  • Orocobre lithium production down but average lithium carbonate prices up

    05 April 2018

    Adverse weather and lower evaporation rates reduced Orocobre’s lithium compounds output in the first quarter, but it still achieved higher sales prices.

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