PRICING NOTICE: Discontinuation of lithium carbonate index, exw China

Fastmarkets has discontinued the publication of its lithium carbonate index, exw China, with effect from October 5.

Following a consultation period, Fastmarkets has decided to discontinue the MB-LI-0042 lithium carbonate index, min 99.5% Li2O3, battery grade, ex-works China, due to its other price assessments for the battery-grade lithium market emerging as the industry ‘s preferred benchmarks.

The consultation period, which started on September 1, ended on October 2 with changes taking place from October 5.

The lithium carbonate index, exw China, was published weekly on a yuan per tonne basis and was a tonnage weighted average, calculated using the same data collected to inform the price assessment for lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price range, exw domestic China.

Price discovery for the price assessment will not change as a result of the index’s discontinuation.

The index is not used or referred to on a large scale, and Fastmarkets’ price assessments for battery-grade lithium compounds assessed on a cif China, Japan and Korea basis are emerging as the frontrunners to be industry benchmarks.

If you have any comment on the discontinuation of this index, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to the index, please contact Carrie Shi by email at Please add the subject heading ‘FAO: Carrie Shi re: lithium index.’

To see all of Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, go to

What to read next
Eagle Metals Inc is looking to diversify its copper and stainless steel supply chains in the face of soaring energy costs and rising demand, which could create supply deficits, according to the specialty reroll mill’s top executive
Base metals prices on the London Metal Exchange were mostly lower during morning trading on Monday September 26, with the strong dollar and demand concerns still weighing on the market
Following market feedback on the discrepancy between machine shop turnings and other ferrous scrap grades in the Houston dealer selling market, Fastmarkets proposes a realignment of the remaining grades in Houston, effective from the October 2022 monthly settlement.
Mixed near-term demand and stagnant prices could place US buyers at an advantage during this year’s steel HRC trading season
Key talking points at Fastmarkets’ International Aluminium conference, held in Barcelona, Spain, on September 12-15
The publication of Fastmarkets’ inferred alumina index for Thursday September 15 was delayed due to a technical error
We use cookies to provide a personalized site experience.
By continuing to use & browse the site you agree to our Privacy Policy.