Trade log October 2019: 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.

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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 October 28 was 56,000 yuan to $7,924.

Thursday October 31 – 56,000-59,000 yuan per tonne

Offers reported at 58,000-59,000 yuan
Offers reported at 59,000 yuan
Purchase of 10 tonnes at 56,000 yuan
Sales reported at 58,000-59,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 54,000-56000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan

Thursday October 24 – 56,000-60,000 yuan per tonne
Offers reported at 60,000 yuan
Offer reported at 60,000-61,000 yuan
Deal heard at 54,000 yuan
Price indicated at 59,000-60,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-60000 yuan
Price indicated at 54,000-58000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-57,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-57,000 yuan


Thursday October 17 – 56,000-60,000 yuan per tonne

Offer reported at 60,000-61,000 yuan
Offers reported at 60,000 yuan
Sells reported at 60,000 yuan
Deal heard at 53,000-54,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-60,000 yuan
Price indicated at 57,000 yuan

Thursday October 10 – 56,000-61,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 60,000-61,000 yuan
Offer reported at 61,000 yuan
Purchase of 5 tonnes at 57,000 yuan
Price indicated at 60,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-58,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-61,000 yuan
Price indicated at 54,000-58000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-60000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-60,000 yuan
Price indicated at 56,000-60000 yuan
Price indicated at 58,000-60000 yuan

Learn more about Fastmarkets’ lithium pricing methodology here and see the lithium price spotlight here

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