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 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 December 23 was 45,000 yuan to $6,434.

Thursday December 26 - 45,000-51,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 49,000-51,000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000-51000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000-52,000 yuan
Purchase of 20 tonnes at 48,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-49,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-50,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 45,000-48,000 yuan
Price indicated at 48,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-51,000 yuan
Price indicated at 48,000-49,000 yuan

Thursday December 19 - 45,000-51,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 49,000-51,000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000-53,000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000-51,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 47,000-50,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 45,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-51,000 yuan
Price indicated at 48,000-49,000 yuan

Thursday December 12 - 47,000-53,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 51,000-53,000 yuan
Offer reported at 53,000 yuan
Offer reported at 53,000 yuan
Offer reported at 52,000-57,000 yuan
Price indicated at 47,000-48,000 yuan
Price indicated at 47,000-50,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 47,000-53,000 yuan
Price indicated at 50,000-53,000 yuan
Price indicated at 50,000-51,000 yuan

Thursday December 5 - 48,000-53,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 51,000-53,000 yuan
Offer reported at 53,000-54,000 yuan
Offer reported at 55,000 yuan
Purchase of 20 tonnes at 52,000 yuan
Deal heard at 47,000 yuan
Price indicated at 48,000-53,000 yuan
Price indicated at 48,000-53,000 yuan
Prices indicated at 48,000-53,000 yuan
Price indicated at 47,000-48,000 yuan
Price indicated at 50,000-51,000 yuan
Price indicated at 50,000-53000 yuan
Price indicated at 51,000 yuan

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