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LiCarbonate Daily Jun 6

iconJun 6, 2024 23:47
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On June 6, lithium carbonate futures rose 0.80% to 101,150 yuan/ton (~13,951.72 USD/ton). The battery-grade index fell to 101,172 yuan/ton (~13,954.76 USD/ton).

Headline Figures:

Futures:

Opening Price: 100,300 yuan/ton (~13,834.48 USD/ton)

Closing Price: 101,150 yuan/ton (~13,951.72 USD/ton)

Daily Change: +0.80%

Volume: 95,005 contracts

Open Interest: 159,275 contracts (decreased by 8,858 contracts)

Spot Market:

Battery-Grade:

SMM Index: 101,172 yuan/ton (~13,954.76 USD/ton)

Price Range: 99,300 - 103,500 yuan/ton

Average Price: 101,400 yuan/ton (~13,986.21 USD/ton)

Daily Change: -600 yuan

Industrial-Grade:

Price Range: 96,500 - 98,800 yuan/ton

Average Price: 97,600 yuan/ton (~13,462.07 USD/ton)

Daily Change: -650 yuan


Market Trends:

Futures Performance: The main 2407 futures contract experienced a downward trend in the morning but rebounded in the afternoon due to bullish market forces, closing up by 0.80%.

Spot Market Activity: Some lithium salt producers slightly lowered their quotes, but the price reductions were minimal, and prices remained concentrated near higher levels, reflecting a firm pricing sentiment. Downstream cathode manufacturers remained cautious about purchasing due to the risk of inventory value decline if prices continue to fall. This led to limited purchasing activity and a slight overall decline in spot prices.

Market Insights:

Upstream Producers:

Minimal adjustments to quotes were observed, reflecting firm pricing attitudes among lithium salt producers.

Downstream Buyers:

Cautious purchasing behavior continues, driven by concerns over potential further price drops and their impact on inventory values. Most buyers prefer to wait for more stable market conditions.

Conclusion: The lithium carbonate market remains in a state of cautious optimism, with slight gains in futures and minimal activity in the spot market. Both upstream and downstream players are navigating a challenging landscape, balancing price expectations with market realities.

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