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 min 99.5% Li2CO3 battery grade, spot price range, ex-works China, yuan per 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 according to Oanda.com on Monday October 15 was 72,000 yuan to $10,401.

Thursday October 18 - 72,000-80,000 yuan per tonne
5 tonnes purchased at 76,000 yuan
Purchases between 74,000-78,000 yuans
Offer of 200 tonnes at 85,000 yuan
Offer of 50 tonnes at 84,000 yuan
Offer at 85,000 yuan
Offer at 76,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 80,000-85,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 78,000-85,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 75,000-85,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 80,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 72,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 72,000-80,000 yuan

Thursday October 11 - 72,000-80,000 yuan per tonne
200 tonnes purchased between 73,000-75,000 yuan
100 tonnes sold at 72,000 yuan
30 tonnes sold between 78,000-80,000 yuan
20 tonnes sold between 75,000-80,000 yuan
5 tonnes purchased at 78,000 yuan (outlier)
Offer of material between 73,000-74,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 75,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 75,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 70,000-78,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 75,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 70,000-80,000 yuan
Prices indicated between 70,000-75,000 yuan

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