Trade log August 2018: Lithium

The trade log for battery-grade lithium carbonate in China including trades, bids and offers reported to Metal Bulletin.

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 Metal Bulletin’s price assessment for lithium carbonate min 99.5% Li2CO3 battery grade, spot price range, ex-works China, yuan per tonne.

Metal Bulletin 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, Metal Bulletin takes into account minimum lot sizes of 5 tonnes to capture the price in the Chinese domestic spot market.

The exchange rate according to Oanda.com on Monday August 13 was 90,000 yuan to $13,142.

Thursday August 16
Price assessed at 90,000-95,000 yuan per tonne

100 tonnes sold at 95,000 yuan
5 tonnes sold at 92,000 yuan
Prices indicated for lots of 10 tonnes at 90,000-92,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 95,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 90,000-95,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 90,000-95,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 90,000-95,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 90,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 90,000 yuan

Thursday August 9
Price assessed at 94,000-100,000 yuan per tonne

30 tonnes sold at 100,000 yuan
5 tonnes sold between 94,000-95,000 yuan
Offer between 95,000-100,000 yuan
Offer at 102,000 yuan (outlier)
Deal heard between 94,000-102,000 yuan
Deal heard at 90,000 yuan (outlier)
Prices indicated between 94,000-102,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 95,000-100,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 94,000-100,000 yuan
Price indicated at 100,000 yuan
Price indicated for lots of 10 tonnes between 94,000-95,000 yuan
Price indicated at 95,000 yuan
Priced indicated between 94,000-95,000 yuan

Thursday August 2
Price assessed at 94,000-102,000 yuan per tonne

200 tonnes purchased at 95,000 yuan
5 tonnes purchased between 94,000-95,000 yuan
50 tonnes sold at 102,000 yuan
20 tonnes sold between 100,000-102,000 yuan
5 tonnes sold at 100,000 yuan
Offer at 85,000 yuan (outlier)
Deal heard between 90,000-96,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 101,000-105,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 98,000-105,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 95,000-100,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 95,000-100,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 100,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 95,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 90,000 yuan (outlier)
Prices indicated between 80,000-90,000 yuan (outlier)

Learn more about Metal Bulletin's lithium pricing methodology here and see the lithium price spotlight here.

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