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Lithium prices on a roll in China

Posted on - 11 Oct 2022

Category - Data update

Chinese lithium prices hit another record in September as weaker domestic lithium chemical production resulted in a material supply squeeze. All indications are that this shortage will persist into October with the week-long Chinese holiday also disrupting the market. SpodCon prices also continued their march higher, buoyed by higher chemical prices. Chinese LC import prices exceeded US$70/kg for the first time, implying that high carbonate prices are much more widespread than many commentators have previously suggested. A number of sell side analysts have implied in recent weeks that elevated LC price data is not “real” and is only relevant for...

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