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

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