Category Archives: Lithium

Australian spodumene concentrate exports continue to ramp up

Exports of spodumene concentrate from Australia continued to ramp up in 2018 – with three new mines beginning shipments from ports across Western Australia. Incremental increases were seen from all three of the country’s established producers; with Greenbushes, Mt Marion and Mt Cattlin recording 12%, 22% and 4% increases in shipments respectively. Whilst the 23% … Continue reading Australian spodumene concentrate exports continue to ramp up

Benchmark hails overwhelming reaction to Senate hearing on energy, EV supply chains

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has welcomed the overwhelming reaction to the US Senate hearing on Tuesday 5 February in Washington, DC, which focused on electric vehicle and energy storage supply chains. Led by Chairman Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), the hearing was the first of the US Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources in the 116th Congress. The … Continue reading Benchmark hails overwhelming reaction to Senate hearing on energy, EV supply chains

Benchmark Minerals Launches Lithium Carbonate and Hydroxide Price Indexes

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is delighted to announce the launch of two new lithium price indexes. The two dedicated price indexes – lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide – draw from the data collected by our analysts across 11 market prices to give the most accurate, independent and reliable industry insights. The two indexes build on the … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals Launches Lithium Carbonate and Hydroxide Price Indexes

Benchmark Minerals’ Exchange Traded Lithium Breakfast – The Takeaways

Last week, Benchmark Mineral Intelligence hosted a Wall Street breakfast to discuss the potential for Exchange Traded Lithium. The breakfast was attended by an excellent cross section of those that are set to be affected most by the introduction of  new financial instruments for lithium. The London Metal Exchange (LME) presented at the breakfast together … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals’ Exchange Traded Lithium Breakfast – The Takeaways

Benchmark Minerals to speak at BAML, Deutsche Bank – New York, This Week

If you do not subscribe and you want to attend these events, please email us at [email protected]  The year is off to a grandstand start for the Benchmark Mineral Intelligence Team. Two subscriber only events in New York this week kicks off what will be a defining year for the lithium ion battery to EV … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals to speak at BAML, Deutsche Bank – New York, This Week

Lithium Supply Revisited

To subscribe to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence’s Lithium Price Assessment service contact: [email protected] A new year for the lithium market has already begun to spark fresh concerns about oversupply, but despite the ramp up in new operations major supply chain questions linger. A furore around anticipated new supply engulfed the lithium market in early-2018, however through … Continue reading Lithium Supply Revisited

Benchmark Minerals invited to speak at The Royal Institution on rise of the lithium ion battery

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been invited to speak at a special event for the UK public being held at The Royal Institution of Great Britain in London. The Battery – Inside Out is an event supported by new UK battery initiative, The Faraday Institution, taking place on Tuesday 12 March 2019 at 1900. It will … Continue reading Benchmark Minerals invited to speak at The Royal Institution on rise of the lithium ion battery

Western Australian Lithium Rising: Benchmark Minerals’ lithium price index cited by the Financial Times

The Benchmark Lithium Price Index has been cited by the Financial Times as global interest in lithium prices continues to grow. This follows The Wall Street Journal’s article citing the Benchmark Lithium Price Index earlier this week. The Financial Times’ piece, “Electric cars: will Australia’s battery gamble pay off?”, profiles Western Australia’s lithium prospects and the lithium mining boom in the age … Continue reading Western Australian Lithium Rising: Benchmark Minerals’ lithium price index cited by the Financial Times

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence featured in article on lithium prices in The Wall Street Journal

The Benchmark Lithium Price Index has been cited in The Wall Street Journal. The article – “Lithium Boom Raises Questions: What is its price?” – explores the lithium demand surge, lithium pricing and the moves towards price transparency. The feature also notes the London Metal Exchange’s (LME) plans to introduce tradable lithium contracts in 2020. As part … Continue reading Benchmark Mineral Intelligence featured in article on lithium prices in The Wall Street Journal

DOWNLOAD: Lithium, cobalt prices enter new period of volatility as era of EV begins; vanadium awaits lithium ion moment

Lithium and cobalt prices are experiencing a new period of volatility as prices crest from post-2010 highs. Both speciality minerals that are key components in an electric vehicle’s lithium ion battery began to see a downward turn in 2018. The Benchmark World Tour 2018 – the world’s leading investor forum for lithium ion supply chain … Continue reading DOWNLOAD: Lithium, cobalt prices enter new period of volatility as era of EV begins; vanadium awaits lithium ion moment