Cobalt sulfate, tetroxide prices strengthen on near-term demand optimism

Expectations of stockpiling activity ahead of the Chinese National Day holiday (October 1-7) have boosted sentiment among suppliers, leading to higher spot quotations for battery raw materials, including cobalt sulfate and tetroxide.

Fastmarkets’ assessment for cobalt tetroxide 72.6% Co min, delivered China rose to 200,000-210,000 yuan ($28,140-29,547) per tonne on Wednesday September 18, up 2.5% from 195,000-205,000 yuan per tonne on September 13. The price uptrend has gathered momentum since late in August because of traditional end-of-month top-up buying by consumers. The looming Golden Week holiday in China in early October and...

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Susan Zou

September 19, 2019

09:50 GMT

Shanghai