Trade log September 2018: Lithium

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

Unless otherwise stated, all prices are per tonne on an ex-works China basis. Delivered prices are netted back.

Metal Bulletin prices
Click here for Metal Bulletin’s price assessment for lithium carbonate min 99.5% Li2CO3 battery grade, spot price range, ex-works China, yuan per tonne.

Metal Bulletin lithium trade logs are available on a weekly basis every Friday after the weekly spot market assessments conducted every Thursday at 4pm. As per our methodology, Metal Bulletin takes into account minimum lot sizes of 5 tonnes to capture the price in the Chinese domestic spot market.

In addition to its weekly assessment, Metal Bulletin also publishes a lithium index – a tonnage weighted average where the greatest weighting is given to concluded transactions.

The exchange rate according to Oanda.com on Monday September 24 was 78,000 yuan to $11,374.

Thursday September 27 - 78,000-82,000 yuan per tonne
500 tonnes sold between 80,000-82,000 yuan
10 tonnes sold at 80,000 yuan
5 tonnes sold at 78,000 yuan
Offer of material at 85,000 yuan
Deal heard at 75,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000-82,000 yuan
Prices indicated for lots of 10 tonne at 80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 75,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 73,000-75,000 yuan

Thursday September 13 - 80,000-85,000 yuan per tonne
50 tonnes sold at 85,000 yuan
30 tonnes sold at 80,000 yuan
Offer at 85,000 yuan
Deal heard at 75,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000-90,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 75,000-85,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000-85,000 yuan
Prices indicated for lots of 10 tonnes at 80,000-83,000 yuan
Prices indicated for lots of 10 tonnes at 80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000-83,000 yuan
Prices indicated for lots of 150 tonnes at 75,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 75,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 75,000-78,000 yuan

Thursday September 6 - 80,000-86,000 yuan per tonne

5 tonnes sold at 83,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 86,000 yuan
Material offered at 85,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000-86,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000 yuan
Material offered at 82,000-83,000 yuan
Prices indicated at about 75,000-78,500 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000-85,000 yuan
100 tonnes sold at 85,000-86,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000-90,000 yuan
100 tonnes sold at 80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 83,000-84,000 yuan

Learn more about Metal Bulletin's lithium pricing methodology here and see the lithium price spotlight here.

Charlotte Radford

charlotte.radford@metalbulletin.com

Martim Facada

martim.facada@indmin.com

Published

Charlotte Radford

Martim Facada

September 28, 2018

13:20 GMT

London