April 2021

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET REPORT 07/04: China gallium price falls 3% on healthy availability, slow demand

An overview of the consumer electronics markets and their latest price moves.

Tsingshan Holding Group to invest $1.57 bln in lithium-ion battery plant

China-based nickel and stainless steel producer Tsingshan Holding Group will invest 10.3 billion yuan ($1.57 billion) to build a lithium-ion battery plant in the southern China province of Guangdong, it said on April 1.

Artisanal cobalt can help bridge supply gap as EVs take market share – EGC CEO

Artisanal cobalt produced in the Democratic Republic of Congo and formalized by the Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC) can help fill a supply deficit created in the uptake of electric vehicles (EVs), according to EGC chief executive officer Jean-Dominique Takis.

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 01/04: Lithium prices broadly up on tight supply

An overview of the new energy materials markets and their price moves from the past week.

GLOBAL LITHIUM WRAP: Global markets generally firmer

Global lithium markets were generally firm in the week ended Thursday April 1, with domestic Chinese prices rising on fresh restocking by consumers after having been stable for a couple of weeks.

Cobalt alloy premium emerges after profit-taking in standard grade

The price of alloy-grade cobalt has risen above that for its standard-grade counterpart for the first time in six weeks, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday April 1, with cheap standard-grade parcels available from sellers looking to take profit.

Britishvolt explores US fundraising for $3.6 bln battery gigafactory

Britishvolt, a United Kingdom-based lithium-ion battery producer, has initiated fundraising plans in the United States to support its gigaplant project in Northumberland, UK, it said on Thursday April 1.

AT A GLANCE: Ganfeng Lithium revenue up 3.4% in 2020

A summary of China-headquartered Ganfeng Lithium’s 2020 annual report, released by the company on Wednesday March 31.