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 of electric vehicles.

The feature includes the Benchmark Lithium Price Index and notes that, with reference to Benchmark Minerals’ data, lithium carbonate prices have dropped by a third in Asia. The piece goes on to cover moves from lithium carbonate to lithium hydroxide, the wider lithium market and and more.

The article can be read in full here.

The Benchmark Lithium Price Index featured in the FT’s article


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