How the lithium market is helping shape a greener future

The next decade is critical to the success of the lithium market with increasing and sustained demand coming from the global new energy markets. Growth in electric vehicles continues to drive lithium demand, but this rapid growth is testing the market’s ability to expand supply. Keep on top of lithium price volatility with our lithium price data.

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This week, the Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME) launched option contracts on lithium hydroxide, which are cash-settled and differ from many of the CME commodity options on futures

China’s lithium prices continued to soften in the week to Thursday November 16, remaining under downward pressure from persistently weak buying appetite and bearish sentiment

China’s lithium prices extended losses in the week ended Thursday November 2, which market participants attributed to ongoing weak demand and bearish sentiment.

Chinese lithium carbonate prices drifted lower in the week ended Thursday October 26 amid ongoing bearish sentiment and limited demand, ending the uptrend in the recent fortnight, while those for Chinese lithium hydroxide remained flat amid thin trading due to muted demand

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