Fastmarkets has added a section to its cobalt methodology clarifying how the cobalt metal monthly averages on Fastmarkets’ platform are calculated, following market demand for further clarification
How to use seasonal and technical analysis within your risk management tool kit
Competition to establish market share in the battery-grade manganese sulfate market in China is heating up, with expected growth in the electric vehicle (EV) market driving new participants into the sector so far in 2022
With the volatility of the battery raw materials market, commodity hedging investments can help to mitigate potential losses
China’s cobalt sulfate and cobalt metal prices trended down in June after a slight pick-up in demand failed to offset the headwinds of sufficient supply and bearish sentiment following the lifting of Covid-19 lockdowns in Shanghai on June 1.
Constrained EV demand causes further Chinese cobalt sulfate price weakness, which has started to push hydroxide payables lower, despite additional supply issues affecting exports from southern Africa
DRC minister, Julien Paluku Kahongya, says regulation of artisanal mining is the way forward to ensure sustainable and ethical cobalt production for the battery raw materials market
Participants in China’s battery raw materials market are still struggling to recover from the latest Covid-19 outbreak in the country and the related lockdown measures imposed to prevent further spread of the virus
Surging prices for battery raw materials including lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite, and the supply/demand imbalance from the lack of investment extraction and production were key topics from our recent risk outlook webinar
Covid-19 lockdown measures in about a dozen Chinese cities have led to slowdowns in many factories and created logistics hurdles that are disrupting trade flows, including for metals such as lithium, cobalt, silicon and magnesium
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