Lithium pricing news

  • August 2018

    GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Slow buying, good supply continue to pressure China's battery-grade carbonate prices

    31 August 2018

    China’s domestic battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell again on Thursday August 30 amid continued slow demand and cheap offers from sellers needing to lock in cash, while the lithium hydroxide market resisted further declines, though cheaper prices were reported for lower quality units.

  • Metal Bulletin brings indexation to the lithium market

    30 August 2018

    Metal Bulletin’s lithium market reporter, Martim Facada, and price development manager, Jon Mulcahy, explain the indicators that allowed for the transition from an assessment-based pricing mechanism to an index, for the Chinese domestic carbonate market.

  • Price Briefing: August 17-23

    24 August 2018

    Currency depreciation not yet reflecting on iodine prices; sluggish sales weigh on China’s magnesia export prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to launch frac sand price; China flake graphite prices dip on slow buying, weakening yuan; Chinese carbonate price range widens on lower concluded deals; Imported ilmenite price continues to fall in China; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of seven fluorspar prices

  • Trade log August 2018: Lithium

    24 August 2018

    The trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Metal Bulletin.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese carbonate price range widens on lower concluded deals

    24 August 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices fell again this week on lower concluded business after buyers secured lower prices, while lithium hydroxide prices held steady on quiet buying activity though lower prices were heard in the spot market.

  • Price Briefing: August 10 - 16

    17 August 2018

    Flake graphite prices soften on sellers’ push; Seizure of ‘smuggled’ antimony metal turns trioxide sentiment positive; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese, Europe, US lithium carbonate prices edge down; Weak yuan pushes bauxite, fused alumina prices down; Pricing notice: Discontinuation of four European graphite prices

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese, Europe, US lithium carbonate prices edge down

    17 August 2018

    Chinese domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices have fallen on thin buying activity and lower prices, while lithium hydroxide prices have temporarily stabilized this week, while seaborne, European and US lithium carbonate prices moved down.

  • Price Briefing: August 3 - 9

    10 August 2018

    Dried and bagged foundry chromite price edges up on strong demand; titanium dioxide producers downplay chance of price increases; South African chromite sales surge as production stalls; China’s lithium prices continue to fall on quiet trade; PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of leucoxene price; antimony trioxide prices slide as Chinese suppliers drop prices; lithium pricing evolution and the role of price reporting agencies; validity of some Fluorspar inquiries from China questioned, though demand remains high.

  • GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: China’s lithium prices continue to fall on quiet trade

    10 August 2018

    China’s domestic spot battery-grade lithium carbonate prices remain under downward pressure this week, with fewer suppliers making higher offers.

  • Lithium pricing evolution and the role of price reporting agencies

    08 August 2018

    As China Customs continues to delay the release of import and export figures for a large number of mineral commodities, our price development team elaborates on the pricing process for lithium and how Metal Bulletin Group* is adapting its existing coverage to provide increased transparency in this sector.

  • PRICING NOTICE: Correction to technical/industrial grade lithium carbonate ex-works China price

    06 August 2018

    Industrial Minerals has corrected its lithium carbonate, technical and industrial grade, spot price, ex-works domestic China, which was published incorrectly on July 5 due to reporter error.

  • Price briefing: July 27-August 2

    03 August 2018

    Trade war fear pushes down seaborne antimony trioxide market; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; Supply, demand dynamics trigger evolution in chromite pricing spreads; GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Chinese battery-grade lithium carbonate prices extend downtrend; Soda ash producers to factor higher costs into contract price negotiations; Tight supply pushes iodine prices higher; PRICING NOTICE: Launch of dried and bagged foundry chromite price; amendment of two prices; China's high-grade magnesia export prices fall on sporadic buying

  • Trade log August 2018: Lithium

    03 August 2018

    The trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Metal Bulletin.

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