Lithium prices see first sustained rise in 3 years

Lithium prices within China, as assessed by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, are beginning to rise for the first time in three years marked by rises in Chinese domestic chemical prices throughout Q4 2020, bringing an end to lithium’s two-and-a-half year bear market.

Benchmark’s Lithium Carbonate, EXW China Battery Grade, prices have increased by 11.7% from an average of $6,000/tonne in Benchmark’s October 2020 Assessment to an average of $6,700/tonne at the end of December.

Likewise, prices of Benchmark’s Lithium Hydroxide EXW China Battery Grade, have increased during the same . . .

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