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The Fastmarkets team consistently monitors market shifts to provide timely, accurate and valuable insights. Read on as Fastmarkets delves into a monthly market update, focusing on the dynamic and fast-evolving sector of battery raw materials.
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Chinese export prices for light rare earth products were unchanged for the fourth consecutive week on Thursday July 11, with suppliers firmly rejecting further price cuts, but low demand continued to pull down prices for heavy rare earth products used in magnets

Major Chinese lithium producers Ganfeng Lithium Group and Tianqi Lithium Corp have issued profit warnings on Tuesday July 9 due to the ongoing decline in lithium prices since early 2023

US steel producers, pipe and tube manufacturers, trade organizations and union workers gathered at Capitol Hill in Washington DC to meet with lawmakers on Wednesday July 10, urging action on legislation aimed at bolstering US trade remedy laws to curb “unfair trade practices.”

The US government will impose tariffs on steel and aluminium shipped from Mexico that were made elsewhere, in a bid to curb trans-shipment and excess production, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday July 10, a move widely applauded by the pair of metals industries

Norway-based aluminium producer Hydro and German car manufacturer Porsche signed a long-term agreement on Tuesday July 9 for supply of low-carbon aluminium to further decarbonize the supply chain of Porsche’s sports cars. The agreement follows the letter of intent signed in April

In the 2023/24 marketing year, Russian wheat exports surpassed 55.4 million tonnes, driven by increased harvests and competitive prices, although restrained by government-mandated floor prices and shifting dynamics among exporters.

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