From the previous upward trajectory of 2016 and 2017, it’s been a sobering year for lithium prices.
After taking a hit in H1 2018 - or as many within China saw as a return to fairer lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide prices - lithium prices held up in the second half of 2018 despite bank analysts and some commentators alike expecting a continued downward spiral to the $8,000/tonne mark.
The second half of last year saw a relative stabilisation of nearly all lithium chemical prices tracked by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence.
There have been two distinct trends for lithium carbonate . . .