June 2019

COBALT SNAPSHOT: Metal prices, payables continue slide amid slow buying, good supply

Key data from the June 14 pricing session in London

BATTERY RAW MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 14/06: Cobalt hydroxide payables slip again amid comfortable supply

An overview of the battery raw materials markets and their latest price moves.

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Slow demand continues to weigh on China lithium prices

China’s domestic lithium market remained weak over the week ended June 14, with lithium hydroxide prices drifting lower while the lithium carbonate market remained flat.

LITHIUM CONF: Chile to present new lithium mining rules next week, ministry says

The Chilean government expects to publish new lithium mining concession rules next week, in hopes that “clearer regulation” will boost projects in the country, deputy mining minister Pablo Terrazas said at Fastmarkets’ 11th Lithium Supply and Markets Conference.

FREE WEB SEMINAR: Cobalt: contending with volatility in 2019 and beyond

Fastmarkets will host a free web seminar on Tuesday June 18 at 9.30am London time to discuss recent price moves in the cobalt market and how industry developments might affect the market going forward.

Chinese cobalt sulfate producers cut output amid falling prices, stagnant demand

An increasing number of cobalt sulfate producers in China have cut, or are planning to cut, output in response to falling battery raw materials prices amid stagnant demand, market sources told Fastmarkets MB.

LITHIUM CONF: Lithium demand could outpace supply due to low prices, few projects

Global lithium demand could outpace supply in the coming years, with the number of new projects expected to fall short of expected consumption amid doubts on capital availability and low prices, market participants said on Tuesday June 11 at Fastmarkets’ 11th Lithium Supply and Markets Conference.

LITHIUM CONF: Flexibility is key for lithium industry, executives say

The flexibility to either produce lithium carbonate or hydroxide is essential to surviving in the lithium industry in the coming years, market participants said at Fastmarkets’ 11th Lithium Supply and Markets Conference in Santiago, Chile, on Tuesday June 11.

A message from our CEO, Raju Daswani, about our lithium partnership with the LME

Fastmarkets has been pricing lithium for more than 30 years and other metals, mining and forest product markets for over 100 years.

Fastmarkets partners with the London Metal Exchange to develop lithium price benchmark

Fastmarkets - a leading source of pricing information for the global commodity markets - announces that it has been selected by the London Metal Exchange (LME) as its partner to develop the lithium price benchmark.