Trade log August 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 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price range exw China, yuan/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 on Monday August 12 was 60,000 yuan to $8,494.

Thursday August 15 - 60,000-65,000 yuan per tonne
Sale reported at 65,000 yuan
Sale reported at 60,000 yuan
Purchase reported at 63,000-65,000 yuan
Offer reported at 65,000-66,000 yuan
Offer reported at 63,000 yuan
Deal heard at 65,000 yuan
Price indicated at 65,000 yuan
Price indicated at 60,000-65,000 yuan
Price indicated at 60,000-65,000 yuan
Price indicated at 60,000-65,000 yuan
Price indicated at 62,000-63,000 yuan
Price indicated at 62,000-63,000 yuan
Price indicated at 60,000 yuan

Thursday August 8 - 60,000-65,000 yuan per tonne
Sale reported at 65,000 yuan
Sale of 30 tonnes reported at 65,000-66,000 yuan
Sale of 10 tonnes reported at 60,000-63,000 yuan
Offer of 40 tonnes reported at 66,000 yuan
Offer reported at 65,000 yuan
Offer reported at 60,000 yuan
Deal heard at 60,000-65,000 yuan
Deal heard at 60,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 60,000-66,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 62,000-66,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 60,000-65,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 60,000-65,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 62,000-64,000 yuan
Price indicated at 65,000 yuan

Thursday August 2 - 64,000-68,000 yuan per tonne
Prices indicated at 66,000-72,000 yuan
Price indicated at 69,000 yuan
Sell of 20 tonnes reported at 68,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 68,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 65,000-68,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 65,000-66,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 65,000-66,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 64,000-66,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 64,000-66,000 yuan
Price indicated at 65,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 64,000-65,000 yuan
Sell of 10 tonnes reported at 64,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 60,000-65,000 yuan
Deal heard at 61,000-62,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 60,000 yuan

Learn more about Fastmarkets' lithium pricing methodology here [LINK1] 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

August 15, 2019

16:42 GMT

Beijing, London