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Platts North Asia Lithium Assessment

  • What are Platts North Asia Lithium price assessments?
  • How do we assess Platts North Asia Lithium prices?
  • Platts North Asia Lithium Commentary
  • Platts North Asia Lithium Heards

What are Platts North Asia Lithium price assessments?

Platts Lithium Hydroxide CIF North Asia reflects physical spot market prices for min 56.5% purity battery grade lithium hydroxide. Other qualities are considered and may be normalized back to Platts base standard specifications, subject to prevailing market differentials.

Platts Lithium Carbonate CIF North Asia assessment reflects physical spot market prices for min 99.5% purity battery grade lithium carbonate. Other qualities are considered, and may be normalized back to Platts base standard specifications, subject to prevailing market differentials.

S&P Global Platts launched the weekly Lithium Carbonate CIF N. Asia & Lithium Hydroxide CIF N. Asia assessments on September 7, 2018. The assessments are timestamped to 4:30pm Singapore time and are published on Fridays.

How do we assess Platts North Asia Lithium prices?

Platts CIF North Asia China Lithium Assessments are based on market information, including, but not limited to, firm bids and offers, and trades reported to the editor each week. Platts assessments reflect responsibly sourced material, which sellers should be able to demonstrate in line with standard industry practice, upon buyers' request.

Platts collects data from market participants across the full supply chain, allowing us to produce a balanced assessment of price by engaging with suppliers, traders and consumers of all size and scale.

S&P Global Platts coverage of the lithium carbonate and hydroxide market is led by a global team across three offices: Singapore, Sao Paulo and London. These regions cover the key supply and consumption hubs for lithium carbonate.

Lithium Hydroxide Cargoes delivered to North Asia countries other than Japan and South Korea are reflected in the assessment, after normalizing to the stated basis. Freight, quality differentials for lithium hydroxide cargoes, as well as the spreads and dynamics between different regions may be considered in the normalization process.

The Lithium Carbonate CIF North Asia assessment is basis Shanghai port, China. Cargoes delivered into any North Asian ports, such as in Japan and South Korea, are reflected in the assessment, after normalizing to the stated basis port. Freight and quality differentials for lithium carbonate cargoes delivered to different north Asian ports, as well as the spreads and dynamics between different regions may be considered in the normalization process.

Platts North Asia Lithium Commentary

Seaborne lithium prices remained flat on Oct. 12, but market participants still see room for additional increases.


S&P Global Platts assessed both lithium carbonate and hydroxide unchanged at $21,900/mt and $22,100/mt, respectively. Both prices were $100/mt higher compared with Oct. 5.

The prices reflect the spot value of battery-grade material on a CIF North Asia basis, referring to deliveries to the main ports of China, Japan and South Korea. Lithium carbonate, however, was normalized to deliveries at the Shanghai port.

The severe market tightness, as well as the wide spread to the current Chinese spot prices, were mentioned as some of the reasons that could keep driving prices up in the international market.

Platts $21,900/mt assessment for battery-grade lithium carbonate CIF North Asia was equivalent to Yuan 159,697/mt on a DDP China basis, including 13% value-added tax, based on Platts import-parity calculation. The DDP China lithium carbonate price was assessed at Yuan 190,000/mt on Oct. 12, meaning Chinese domestic prices are well above the import parity. The dollar was assessed at Yuan 6.4447 at 4:30 pm Singapore time.

Hydroxide prices are also too low outside of China to incentivize exports, said a trader source who calculated the value should be at least $24,300/mt. China is a key hydroxide exporter, but in addition to the low international prices, “the issue now is the lack of cargoes and ships,” he said.

Another seller reported concluded transactions of technical grade hydroxide as high as $25,000-$26,000/mt, “although some customers are also waiting before making decisions,” the source said. Battery-grade material would be offered $1,000/mt above that level.

“We expect [hydroxide] prices to reach around $30,000/mt in the fourth quarter or first quarter of 2022 — in China they are already equivalent to $28,000/mt, so it can happen,” added the source.

Despite the absence of reported firm offers, bids or deals for carbonate, other market participants saw the carbonate supply even tighter than hydroxide in the ex-China market. Some sources believe both carbonate and hydroxide can trade at parity levels in the spot market at the moment — and some even saw carbonate slightly higher.

Platts North Asia Lithium Heards

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate DDP China heard on Oct 15 tradable at Yuan 195,000/mt, battery grade, Oct loadi

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate DDP China heard on Oct 15 offered at Yuan 180,000/mt, industrial grade, salt-la

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Hydroxide DDP China heard on Oct 15 offered at Yuan 200,000/mt, battery grade, Oct loadin

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Hydroxide CIF North Asia heard on Oct 15 indicatively offered at $29,500-30,000/mt, batte

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Hydroxide CIF North Asia heard on Oct 15 tradable at $26,000-27,000/mt, battery grade, Oc

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate CIF North Asia heard on Oct 15 tradable at $25,000-26,000/mt, battery grade, Oc

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Hydroxide DDP China heard on Oct 15 tradable at Yuan 190,000/mt, battery grade, fine powd

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Hydroxide DDP China heard on Oct 15 tradable at Yuan 180,000/mt, battery grade, coarse sa

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate DDP China heard on Oct 15 offered at Yuan 200,000/mt, battery grade, Oct loadin

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate DDP China heard on Oct 15 tradable at Yuan 190,000-195,000/mt, battery grade, O

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Hydroxide CIF North Asia heard on Oct 15 tradable at $22,000-23,000/mt, battery grade, No

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate CIF North Asia heard on Oct 15 tradable at $20,000-21,000/mt, battery grade, No

15 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate DDP China heard on Oct 15 tradable at Yuan 180,000-190,000/mt, battery grade, O

14 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Lithium Carbonate CIF North Asia heard on Oct 14 indicatively offered at $19,300-20,300/mt, techn

14 окт 2021 — Platts Battery Metals: Spodumene Concentrate CIF China heard on Oct 14 tradable at $2,500/mt: producer


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