Lithium in 2019

2018 WAS A TURBULENT YEAR FOR THE LITHIUM INDUSTRY, WHICH WAS DEFINED BY FALLING CHINESE LITHIUM CARBONATE PRICES AND A SUBSEQUENT SOFTENING FROM THE Q1 HIGHS FOR REST OF THE WORLD (ROW) PRICES. 

IT WAS A YEAR WHERE LITHIUM HYDROXIDE WAS PUT FIRMLY ON THE AGENDA OF LITHIUM MAJORS, AND CATHODE CONSUMERS BEGAN TO RECEIVE FIRM SIGNALS FROM BATTERY MAKERS FOR THEIR CHOICE OF CATHODE MATERIALS FOR THE EV REVOLUTION. 

AS THE INDUSTRY CONTINUES ON THE PATH TOWARDS A SURGE IN BATTERY DEMAND, HERE BENCHMARK SUMMARISES THE LITHIUM TRENDS TO LOOK OUT FOR IN 2019.
1. Spodumene price declines . . .

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