立即注册,

不到 60 秒您即可继续访问:最新资讯提要分析主题和专题大宗商品视频、播客和博客样本市场价格和数据专题报道订阅用户通知和每日大宗商品电子邮件提醒

已有帐户?

登录以注册

忘记密码

请注意:Platts Market Center 订阅用户只能通过 Platts Market Center 重置密码

请在下面输入您的电子邮件 ID,我们将给您发送一封包含您密码的电子邮件。


  • 电子邮件地址* 请输入电子邮件地址。

如果您是高级订阅用户,出于安全原因,我们无法向您发送您的密码。请联系客服团队

如果您是 Platts Market Center 订阅用户,若要重置密码,请转到 Platts Market Center 重置您的密码。

在此列表中
金属

SQM committed to lithium ramp-up despite price drop: CEO

Platts Forward Curves - [石油]

Bunker Fuel | 石油 | 原油 | 液化石油气 (LPG) | 石油风险 | 成品油 | 燃料油 | 汽油 | 航油 | 石脑油

appec

农产品

Williams:巴西的港口计划显示,4月份至少有780万吨大豆起航

SQM committed to lithium ramp-up despite price drop: CEO

Santiago, Chile — Chile's SQM is racing to expand lithium production despite a sharp drop in prices, CEO Ricardo Ramos said Thursday.

尚未注册?

接收每日电子邮件提醒、订阅用户通知并获得个性化体验。

立即注册

"I want to be clear we are the lowest cost producer and will expand and will continue moving as fast as we can," the executive told analysts on a conference call.

The company is currently ramping up production from a recent capacity expansion to 70,000 mt/year of lithium carbonate and aims to complete a second expansion to 120,000 mt/year in late 2021.

Meanwhile, it has begun an engineering work on a third expansion to 160,000 mt/year, scheduled to come online by the end of 2023.

Ramos said that the expanded lithium carbonate capacity is now running at close to full capacity and is expected to produce more than 70,000 mt next year when the company plans to sell 65,000 mt.

"We want to continue to expand capacity every two years by around 40,000 mt/year," Ramos said.

Despite booming demand for lithium from the growing electric vehicles industry, prices have fallen sharply since last year as new mines, mostly in Australia, come into production.

SQM's profits fell 39% to $151 million in the first six months of the year largely on lower lithium prices.

Ramos said that SQM sold lithium products at a lower average price in the second quarter of the year and prices are expected to average around $10,000/mt during the third quarter.

Change to Chinese government subsidies for electric vehicles is likely to reduce lithium demand there by around 3,000-4,000 mt this year, he said.

But he dismissed claims that the lithium carbonate prices had fallen to as low as $6,000/mt.

"We are not selling at $6,000/mt in China today," Ramos said.

-- Anthony Poole, anthony.poole@spglobal.com

-- Tom Azzopardi, newsdesk@spglobal.com

-- Edited by Derek Sands, newsdesk@spglobal.com