IN FIGURES: China’s battery raw materials imports in August 2021

A summary of China’s battery raw materials imports for August 2021, according to the latest Chinese customs data.

In brief China’s imports of cobalt intermediates dropped on both a monthly and a yearly basis due to delayed shipments and a shortage of containers from South Africa to China following South Africa's civil unrest in July. Lithium carbonate imports in August rose sharply from July, though market participants acknowledged that the amount shipped...


Susan Zou

Carrie Shi

Sybil Pan

Yingchi Yang

September 23, 2021

06:20 GMT

Beijing, Shanghai