Lithium remained at record low levels in October, trading at 39,000 yuan per tonne as demand for lithium is unlikely to return to pre-coronavirus levels in 2020, even after economic activity resumed. Still, lithium prices are poised for a rebounded in the next few year as a lot of the government measures to combat the fallout from the virus are aimed at EVs, and green projects that will boost demand for lithium-ion batteries.

Lithium reached an all time high of 171000 yuan per metric tonne in October of 2017, according to spot prices for lithium carbonate traded in China. Lithium - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on October of 2020.

Lithium is expected to trade at 38348.70 points by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 36461.10 in 12 months time.

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Trading Economics provides Lithium pricing based on spot prices for Lithium Carbonate, 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, traded in China. Lithium is a silver-white light metal. Lithium hydroxide is used in batteries for electrical vehicles and mobile phones. Lithium hydroxide is produced from a chemical reaction between lithium carbonate and calcium hydroxide. The biggest lithium producers are Australia, Chile, Argentina and China . The largest lithium importers are China, Japan, South Korea and the United States.
Energy Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Crude Oil
USD/Bbl
35.7900 0.38 -1.05% -10.19% -7.57% -41.51% Oct/30
Brent
USD/Bbl
37.4500 0.20 -0.53% -10.34% -8.50% -43.59% Oct/30
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
3.3870 0.09 2.64% 14.00% 36.41% 57.66% Oct/30
Gasoline
USD/Gal
1.0495 0.00 -0.19% -7.85% -8.46% -38.87% Oct/30
Heating oil
USD/Gal
1.0813 0.01 -0.65% -6.08% -3.46% -46.63% Oct/30
Ethanol
USD/Gal
1.5200 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 9.35% 8.80% Oct/31
Naphtha
USD/T
375.07 0.25 -0.07% -1.08% 0.81% -30.04% Oct/30
Propane
USD/Gal
0.52 0.00 -0.02% -0.53% 6.33% 17.40% Oct/30
Uranium
USD/Lbs
29.4000 0.05 0.17% 0.51% -1.67% 18.31% Oct/30

Metals Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,871.25 4.12 0.22% -1.55% -1.77% 22.44% Oct/30
Silver
USD/t.oz
23.485 0.21 0.90% -4.45% -1.70% 30.33% Oct/30
Platinum
USD/t.oz
849.00 1.55 0.18% -5.82% -5.26% -11.84% Oct/30

Agricultural Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,056.5000 3.75 0.36% -2.78% 3.12% 10.39% Oct/30
Wheat
USd/Bu
598.5000 5.25 -0.87% -5.41% 4.68% 6.61% Oct/30
Cheese
USD/Lbs
2.2870 0.00 -0.09% -0.31% 7.88% 26.77% Oct/30
Palm Oil
MYR/T
2,603.00 52.00 -1.96% 1.84% 0.93% -5.89% Oct/30
Milk
USD/CWT
21.59 0.00 0.00% -0.18% 7.90% 26.55% Oct/30
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,138.00 0.00 0.00% -6.64% 14.26% -26.96% Oct/30
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
495.60 1.90 -0.38% -3.82% -20.32% 21.86% Oct/30
Rubber
JPY/Kg
308.80 7.00 2.32% 12.37% 37.24% 75.26% Nov/02
Rice
USD/cwt
12.5350 0.07 0.52% 1.54% 0.20% -3.09% Oct/30
Canola
CAD/T
537.70 5.50 1.03% -2.24% 3.94% 14.04% Oct/30
Tea
USD/Kgs
2.98 0.00 0.00% 11.19% -1.65% 19.20% Oct/30
Oat
USd/Bu
300.5000 1.25 0.42% -0.99% 5.81% 0.84% Oct/30
Sugar
USd/Lbs
14.36 0.04 -0.28% -2.45% 5.74% 9.37% Oct/30
Cocoa
USD/T
2,293.00 46.00 -1.97% -7.50% -8.57% -9.44% Oct/30
Coffee
USd/Lbs
104.40 0.20 -0.19% -1.14% -2.48% -17.86% Oct/30
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
117.95 2.05 1.77% 2.57% 3.46% 24.35% Oct/30
Cotton
USd/Lbs
68.92 0.90 -1.29% -3.32% 6.67% -0.51% Oct/30
Corn
USd/BU
397.5000 1.00 -0.25% -5.19% 4.33% 2.65% Oct/30

Livestock Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
18.25 0.30 1.67% 2.87% 8.18% 26.91% Oct/30
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
6.07 0.00 0.00% -1.46% 2.02% 13.46% Oct/30
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
137.8250 1.38 1.01% 3.22% -2.23% -4.72% Oct/30
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
105.9750 0.30 -0.28% 2.54% -2.57% -15.61% Oct/30
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
65.6500 0.03 0.04% -2.05% -11.37% -8.25% Oct/30

Industrial Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Copper
USD/Lbs
3.0465 0.01 -0.21% -2.90% 5.97% 8.14% Oct/30
Lithium
CNY/T
39,000.00 0.00 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% -21.21% Oct/30
Steel
CNY/T
3,705.00 20.00 0.54% 0.87% 2.72% -0.99% Oct/29
Bitumen
CNY/T
2,178.00 80.00 -3.54% -12.11% -0.18% -29.15% Oct/30
Coal
USD/T
59.17 0.24 0.41% 1.11% -3.60% -15.08% Oct/30
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,212.00 20.00 0.91% -7.56% -4.45% 14.05% Oct/30
Cobalt
USD/T
32,835.00 470.00 -1.41% -1.41% -3.99% 0.26% Oct/30
Lead
USD/T
1,806.50 25.75 -1.41% 2.02% 1.26% -5.59% Oct/30
Aluminum
USD/T
1,847.50 42.75 2.37% 0.26% 6.33% 2.38% Oct/30
Tin
USD/T
17,725.00 175.00 -0.98% -3.73% 1.56% 3.11% Oct/30
Zinc
USD/T
2,519.75 28.00 -1.10% -1.15% 8.70% 9.08% Oct/30
Nickel
USD/T
15,123.00 376.00 -2.43% -3.54% 5.72% 8.41% Oct/30
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
22.15 1.45 7.00% 7.00% 5.58% 0.45% Oct/30
Iron Ore
USD/T
118.00 1.00 0.85% 0.85% -1.67% 28.26% Oct/30
Soda Ash
CNY/T
1,866.67 0.00 0.00% -0.88% 2.75% 19.15% Oct/30
Neodymium
CNY/T
447,000.00 3,000.00 0.68% 1.59% 2.05% 23.48% Oct/30
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
120.1900 0.09 -0.07% -0.69% -1.02% 29.82% Oct/30
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
13,600.00 400.00 -2.86% -7.48% -2.16% 124.79% Oct/30
Manganese
CNY/T
29.50 0.00 0.00% 0.00% -3.28% -6.35% Oct/30

Index Price Day Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Baltic Dry
Index Points
1,283.00 14.00 -1.08% -9.33% -31.35% 31.45% Oct/30
CRB Index
Index Points
153.76 0.09 -0.06% -3.95% -0.90% -21.81% Oct/30
LME Index
Index Points
3,033.30 0.00 0.00% -1.70% 5.58% 6.68% Oct/30
S&P GSCI
Index Points
1,665.08 1.88 -0.11% -5.01% -1.69% -35.76% Oct/30