SHANGHAI, May 24 (SMM) – Customs data showed that China's lithium carbonate imports were 11,313 mt in April. The figure was 96% higher than in the same period last year, but 35% lower than in March.
Imports from Chile decreased 34% month-on-month, while those from Argentina fell 42% month-on-month.
The average import price was $55,116/mt in April, a decrease of 10% month-on-month, but up 54% year-on-year. The average import price from Chile stood at $57,941/mt, down 10% MoM.
71% of imported lithium carbonate went to Shanghai, 14% to Fujian, 8% to Jiangsu, and 4% to Guangdong.
From January to April, lithium carbonate imports totalled 50,048 mt, an increase of 50% year-on-year.
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