East Asian lithium hydroxide market slides, spodumene prices correct

Seaborne prices for lithium hydroxide in East Asia softened amid a weakening of the Chinese currency in the week to Thursday May 12, though those for lithium carbonate held steady. Chinese lithium hydroxide prices retreated further amid thin demand.

• Weaker yuan sends seaborne lithium hydroxide prices downward.
• Chinese lithium hydroxide prices fall on thin demand.
• Europe, US markets steady with buyers expecting lower offers amid correction in China.



Dalila Ouerghi

Zihao Li

May 13, 2022

04:00 GMT

Shanghai, London