Lithium Market


Battery-grade lithium market and prices analysis

Lithium decreased by 14.30 points or 13.37% since the beginning of 2019, according to trading on a contract for difference (CFD), that tracks the benchmark market for this commodity.
Historically, Lithium reached an all-time high of 157.11 in February of 2011 and a record low of 62.79 in February of 2016.

Lithium Price Trend

Lithium EURUSD trend olenergies 2

Raw material per tonne

Summary prices and drivers

  • Global carbonate prices kept stable
  • Cobalt benchmark price moved down
  • Nickel prices drop on weak demand in short term

Market & price developments

  • Battery-grade lithium carbonate price rangebound at current level.
  • Technical and industrial-grade carbonate prices drifted lower.
  • Lithium hydroxide prices weak on continually weak downstream demand.
  • Asia lithium battery prices remain at their current level in flat market.

Lithium forecast curve 1

Lithium market analysis : Demand / Prices / Forecast

Lithium supplydemand table tonnes LCE 4

Lithium prices & forecast

Lithium Prices Forecast 4
Lithium supplydemand tonnes LCE

Global Battery demand (GWh)

Global Battery demand GWh
* ESS = Energy Storage Systems

* EV = Electric Vehicules

* ESS = Energy Storage Systems

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* EV = Electric Vehicules
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Price assessment process

Lithium Price assessment process Olenergies FM

Battery Raw materials prices

Latest prices

Lithium spotlight table 30 08 2019
Lithium carbonate, 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg (midpoint)

LC cif 30 08 2019

Last semester complete prices

Battery Raw materials update 4
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