Trade log May 2020: 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 May 18 was 41,000 yuan to $5,767.
Thursday May 21 - 41,000-44,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 43,000 yuan
Offer reported at 44,000 yuan
Offer reported at 45,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-43,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-42,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-43,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-43,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-43,000 yuan
Price indicated at 39,000 yuan
Thursday May 14 - 41,000-44,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 43,000 yuan
Offer reported at 45,000 yuan
Offer reported at 44,000-45,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-44,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-43,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-44,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-44,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-43,000 yuan
Price indicated at 41,000-42,000 yuan
Price indicated at 39,500-40,000 yuan 
Thursday May 7 - 42,000-45,000 yuan per tonne
- Offer reported at 42,000-43,000 yuan
- Offer reported at 44,000-45,000 yuan
- Offer reported at 45,000 yuan
- Offer reported at 45,000-48,000 yuan
- Deal heard at 39,500-40,000 yuan
- Price indicated at 43,000 yuan
- Price indicated at 42,000-45,000 yuan
- Price indicated at 42,000-43,000 yuan
- Price indicated at 42,000-45,000 yuan
- Price indicated at 42,000-43,000 yuan
- Price indicated at 40,000 yuan
Learn more about Fastmarkets’ lithium pricing methodology here and see the lithium price spotlight here

Carrie Shi

Carrie.shi@fastmarkets.com

Published

Carrie Shi

May 21, 2020

18:35 GMT

Beijing