ASX / TSX ANNOUNCEMENT 13 April 2021 Lithium price upgrade and quarterly report date Orocobre Limited (ASX: ORE, TSX: ORL) (“Orocobre” or “the Company”) advises that following a successful sales campaign and strong market demand for Olaroz lithium carbonate during the March 2021 quarter, sales were 3,032 tonnes at US$5,853/tonne FOB1 , with pricing up more than 50% on the December 2020 quarter.
Lithium prices received by Olaroz are now up nearly 90% in the last six months.
Orocobre also advises that prices for the June 2021 quarter are expected to be approximately US$7,400/tonne FOB1 , subject to shipping schedules. This pricing will be the highest pricing received since June 2019 and is expected to result in H2 FY21 pricing being approximately 20% higher than prior guidance. Forward sales enquiries for all grades of Olarozlithium carbonate remain strong and all budgeted FY22 production is fully sold and subject to variable pricing that will benefit from the expected continued improvement in market conditions.
Additional production will become available when Olaroz Stage 2 commences production in the second half of CY22. Full details of March quarter performance will be released in the production report on 21 April 2021 with a management briefing at 11.15am AEST (Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane) via a webcast available at www.orocobre.com.
Written questions may be submitted via the webcast. An archive copy of the briefing and Q&A session will subsequently be made available on the Company website.