Metals and mining

Market-reflective prices and analysis to help you navigate volatile, opaque markets

Metals and mining market participants like you have been turning to Fastmarkets for help in evaluating opportunities and risks for more than 130 years. Supply chains are constantly moving and metals prices fluctuate while the lasting impact of Covid-19, the war in Ukraine and the pull of decarbonization create uncertainty in the market.

Fastmarkets metals and mining team works with those involved in the buying, selling and trading of metals to deliver truly market-reflective prices and insights to successfully enable global trade.

Combining the commodity intelligence of familiar names like Metal Bulletin, American Metal Market, Scrap Price Bulletin, Industrial Minerals and more, our product breadth and geographic reach remain unmatched.

Talk to our experienced, global team and discover more than 900 prices and news and analysis in primary and secondary metals markets. We cover base metals, industrial minerals, ores and alloys, steel, scrap and steel raw materials.

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Aluminium scrap market news and analysis for aluminium scrap buyers, sellers and traders

Keep up with the movements of aluminium as one of the most-watched metals on the market

The trends and forces driving the cobalt market

Learn more about copper and view copper price charts

Get the latest ferro-chrome price charts and access the latest insights

Ferrous scrap, recycling and the circular economy

Get the latest galvanized steel price charts and access the latest price trends

News, price and analysis of the innovative world of synthetic and natural graphite

Follow the critical developments facing the iron ore market, including iron ore market forecasts and analysis and iron ore price data

How the lithium market is helping shape a greener future

Playing an essential role in building global infrastructure

The latest nickel scrap price trends for the global market

Keep track of the dynamics and volatility in the nickel market

Understand the forces shaping the tube and pipe market today

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    Key prices

    • Lithium Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg (MB-LI-0027)
    • Lithium Spodumene min 6% Li2O, spot price, cif China, $/tonne (MB-LI-0012)
    • Iron ore Iron ore 62% Fe low-alumina fines, cfr Qingdao, $/tonne (MB-IRO-0144)
    • Steel Steel scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix), index, domestic, delivered UAE, dirhams/tonne (MB-STE-0910)
    • Steel Steel scrap HMS 1&2 (80:20 mix) US origin, cfr Turkey, $/tonne (MB-STE-0417)
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    Our global team of over 200 price reporters provides over 900 global metal and mining prices

    Delivered to you as the markets are changing from reporters embedded in the global metals and mining markets

    With an over 90% accuracy rating, our forecasting helps you understand what’s next for the metals and mining market

    Grow and protect your profits and insulate your business from volatility with the Fastmarkets risk management team

    Learn how the Fastmarkets platform can help you navigate the fast-moving metals market

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    What’s happening in metals and mining today?

    Latest metals and mining news and market analysis

    After initial market turbulence when China introduced export controls on gallium, germanium and graphite last year, a new normal has settled into the international markets for these metals, market participants have told Fastmarkets

    Fastmarkets proposes to discontinue its weekly price assessment for MB-IRO-0001 Pig iron export, fob main port Baltic Sea, CIS.

    Discover how geopolitical factors influence the supply chain and the energy transition in our interview with Trafigura CEO, Jeremy Weir

    The use of green hydrogen to produce direct-reduced iron (DRI) is set to transform the steelmaking industry, an executive from Ferrexpo has said

    Green hydrogen is emerging as a game-changer for decarbonizing entire industries heavily reliant on fossil fuels. Major commercial sectors like aviation, shipping, and steel production are looking to green hydrogen as the next big thing to replace fossil fuels and achieve sustainability

    Aluminum scrap generation in Europe is expected to decrease in the current quarter due to lower demand from downstream metal producers amid the domestic seasonal summer slowdown, according to the latest market overview from the Bureau of International Recycling (BIR)

    Upcoming events
    Don’t miss these upcoming flagship events, where you can connect, trade and learn the latest strategic insights.

    September 5-6, 2024 | Bali, Indonesia
    Bringing together the entire global and Indonesian supply chain, senior-level attendees from miners, producers, smelters, refineries, traders, investors, government leaders, shipping brokers, logistics companies and analysts will dissect investment and project opportunities across nickel, copper, cobalt, gold, tin, silica, manganese, zinc, steel, aluminium, bauxite and alumina as well as tackle the biggest topics of the day; securing sustainable ESG strategies, downstream industrial production roadmap, the future of EVs in Indonesia and a key policy update as the new government completes its transition.

    September 10-12, 2024 | Athens, Greece
    Join the aluminium industry at the heart of contract season, to connect, negotiate and agree new deals. Join discussions on sustainability, market trends, technological advancements, trade policies, and other key factors shaping the industry’s trajectory.

    November 10-12, 2024 | Istanbul, Turkey
    Join Europe’s largest trading event in the ferrous market where the biggest players in the industry come together to discuss the latest market dynamics, negotiate contracts, strengthen critical business relationships and create new ones, all in one place.

    November 18-20, 2024 | Dubai, UAE
    The region’s largest iron and steel trading event. A must-attend conference for the latest industry news, trends and analysis, where 1,000+ senior international executives come together to meet, discuss and get the latest insights of the market.

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