Fastmarkets launches battery raw material market webinar series

With the disruption caused by Covid-19 and the threat of a global economic slowdown on the horizon, the battery raw materials supply chain has been thrown into unprecedented uncertainty.

As both producers and consumers of raw materials adapt to the new normal, the market needs to find answers to some pressing questions. What will be the long-term impact? How is demand for electric vehicles affected? How have prices been affected and can we expect them to return to normal? How does the supply chain need to adjust to reduce current inefficiencies?

To help you navigate the uncertainty caused by Covid-19 we will host a series of complimentary webinars looking at the impact of Covid-19 on the battery raw material supply chain.

Join the live webinar where you willl be able to ask questions directly to our panel of experts. Register to attend any webinars that interest you even if you cannot make the time specified. We’ll send you a link afterwards to watch the recording on-demand.

Forthcoming webinars:

Critical look into the impact of Covid-19 on cathode materials
Tuesday, 21 July
Time TBC

An hour-long session tackling how the coronavirus has affected cathode material markets, especially nickel and cobalt, in regards to supply, demand and prices.

  • Where are we now? A review of cathode material markets compared with this time last year.
  • How has Covid-19 disrupted cobalt supplies globally? What impact will this have on supply and demand?
  • What impact has Covid-19 had on battery grade nickel production and consumption?
  • What inefficiencies has the pandemic exposed in the supply chain?
  • How will commodities prices be affected?

Register for the webinar here.

How will electric vehicle markets respond post Covid-19?
Tuesday, 18 August (Subject to change)
Time TBC

An hour-long session tackling EV markets and how they will respond during the Covid-19 recovery and which key trends look set to define the new future.

  • Will we see a change in approach from OEMs following the end of the global lockdown?
  • Have EVs & batteries been shielded from the economic downturn?
  • Will there be a change in attitude from consumers towards more environmentally friendly vehicles?
  • What impact will the stimulus measures in China have on EV consumption? Will we see a recovery in these markets?
  • Will the current situation present an opportunity for greater diversification of the supply chain outside of APAC?

Register for the webinar here.

Past webinars

How Covid-19 has affected lithium markets

An hour-long session tackling how Covid-19 has affected lithium markets in regards to supply, demand and prices.

- How has Covid-19 impacted lithium production globally?
- Has lithium reached the price floor?
- What is the investment potential in the lithium market? What forces are driving this?
- What impact will Covid-19 have on demand? How will it affect future developments in price?

Available on demand - watch the webinar here.

Covid-19 & the battery raw material supply chain

Join Fastmarkets’ in-house experts for a 1.5-hour session looking at:

  • How Covid-19 has disrupted the battery raw material supply chain.
  • The lasting impacts this may have on the market (or how it won’t).
  • The impact on nickel, cobalt and lithium specifically.

Available on-demand - watch the webinar here.

If you have any questions about the webinars and how to join one, or you have any suggestions for future webinars, email

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