Trade log April 2019: Lithium

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

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

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

Fastmarkets 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, Fastmarkets 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, Fastmarkets 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 April 15 was 70,000 yuan to $10,439.

Thursday April 18 - 70,000-78,000 yuan per tonne
Purchased indicated at 76,000 yuan
Offer indicated at 76,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-76,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-76,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 72,000-76,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-72,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 76,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000 yuan

Thursday April 11 - 70,000-78,000 yuan per tonne
Offer indicated at 78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 76,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-76,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-72,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000 yuan

Thursday April 4 - 70,000-78,000 yuan per tonne
Purchase indicated at 76,000-78,000 yuan
Purchase of 5 tonnes at 74,000 yuan
Offer indicated at 78,000 yuan
Offer indicated at 78,000 yuan
Deal heard at 72,000-74,000 yuan
Deal heard at 70,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 72,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 72,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000 -78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-72,000 yuan

Learn more about Fastmarkets' lithium pricing methodology here and see the lithium price spotlight here

Martim Facada

martim.facada@fastmarkets.com

Carrie Shi

Carrie.shi@fastmarkets.com

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Martim Facada

Carrie Shi

April 18, 2019

16:00 GMT

London, Beijing