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Lithium

There is no doubt that the lithium market is changing, driven primarily by demand from the battery boom. The question is, how do you keep up with the changes, risks and the opportunities?

For more than 30 years, we have been bringing transparency to the lithium industry via independent and reflective prices. Our price specifications have been developed to mirror specific compounds and end-uses, including a suite of specialist battery-grade lithium prices, to help all industry participants better manage their exposure as this market evolves.

Fastmarkets has been selected by the London Metal Exchange (LME) as its partner to develop the lithium price benchmark. 

This global strategic partnership will develop a definitive roadmap aimed at providing a pricing mechanism for lithium that can be utilized throughout the supply chain and will support the development of risk-management tools for the industry. 

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Our price assessment process

Being clear about our price assessment and index process is important. You can be confident that our pricing process is impartial and market reflective.

Our methodology is aligned with core IOSCO principles and we have successfully completed an assurance review (from PricewaterhouseCoopers) for our financial benchmarks.

View our price assessment process

View our lithium price methodology

We also publish trade logs which lay out business, bids and offers that have been used to inform our price assessments.
View an example here.

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