PRICING NOTICE: Conclusion of open consultation on IOSCO-audited non-ferrous price assessments, indices

Fastmarkets opened a consultation on October 1, 2020, inviting feedback on its non-ferrous materials methodology in line with our annual methodology review process.

The consultation, which closed on October 31, sought to ensure that the specifications and methodology for our audited alumina, aluminium, cobalt, copper, lithium and manganese ore markets continue to reflect the physical market. This includes all elements of our pricing process, our price specifications and publication frequency.

Full details of the prices covered by this consultation can be found via this link:

The consultation closed on November 1, with no comment or feedback received suggesting that any material change was required to the existing methodology.

No further price consultations will be opened at this stage. But Fastmarkets invites feedback on a continuing basis throughout the year.

To provide comment or feedback on the content of the non-ferrous methodology, or if you would like to provide price information by becoming a data submitter to these prices or indices, please email

For feedback or comment related to base metals, please add the subject heading FAO: Archie Hunter/Chris Kavanagh, re: Non-ferrous methodology. For feedback or comment related to minor metals, ores and alloys, please add the subject heading FAO: Charlotte Radford/Susan Zou/Chris Kavanagh, re: MOA methodology.

To see all Fastmarkets’ pricing methodology and specification documents, go to: