Trade log May 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 May 20 was 74,000 yuan to $10,694.

Thursday May 23 - 74,000-78,000 yuan per tonne
Purchase of 20 tonnes indicated at 74,000-75,000 yuan
Sale of 50 tonnes indicated at 78,000 yuan
Offer indicated at 78,000-79,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-76,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000-76,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-75,000 yuan

Thursday May 16 - 70,000-78,000 yuan per tonne
Purchase of 300 tonnes indicated at 74,000-75,000 yuan
Purchase of 30 tonnes indicated at 74,000-75,000 yuan
Purchase of 10 tonnes indicated at 74,000 yuan
Offer indicated at 70,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000 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 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan

Thursday May 9 - 70,000-78,000 yuan per tonne
Offer indicated at 78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 78,000-80,000 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 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 74,000 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

May 24, 2019

09:18 GMT

London, Beijing