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 March 23 was 43,000 yuan to $6,060.

Thursday March 26 - 43,000-49,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 47,000 yuan
Offer reported at 48,000-49,000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-49,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-49,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-49,000 yuan
Price indicated at 46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000-46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-46,000 yuan

Thursday March 19 - 43,000-49,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 50,000 yuan
Offer reported at 49,000-50,000 yuan
Offer reported at 47,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-49,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-49,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-49,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-45,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 43,000-46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000 yuan
Price indicated at 46,000 yuan

Thursday March 12 - 44,000-50,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 50,000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000 yuan
Offer reported at 47,000 yuan
Purchase reported at 45,000-46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 46,000 yuan
Price indicated at 47,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000 yuan


Thursday March 5 - 44,000-50,000 yuan per tonne
Offer reported at 50,000 yuan
Offer reported at 50,000-51,000 yuan
Offer reported at 47,000 yuan
Purchase of 20 tonnes at 44,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 44,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-50,000 yuan
Price indicated at 45,000-48,000 yuan

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