Metals and mining

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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

The latest nickel scrap price trends for the global market

Learn more about copper and view copper price charts

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

Keep track of the dynamics and volatility in the nickel market

Understand the forces shaping the tube and pipe market today

Find a metals and mining price
    • Green steel base price, hot-rolled coil fob US mill, weekly inferred, $/short ton
    • Green steel domestic, differential to US HRC, fob mill, $/short ton
    • Germanium dioxide, in-whs China, yuan/kg

    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

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    What’s happening in metals and mining today?

    Latest metals and mining news and market analysis

    Interest in recycling battery raw materials in the US has increased, particularly from the electronics and lithium-ion battery sectors, and due in part to the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), according to New York-based Glencore trader Mary Schilling.

    The three-month copper price on the London Metal Exchange has slumped significantly since hitting an all-time high of $11,104.50 per tonne on Monday May 20

    Copper fabricators in China and the wider Southeast Asian region continue to feel the pain of high copper prices on futures exchanges and a lack of new orderbooks, with some having already asked for a postponing of shipments of long-term copper cathodes, sources told Fastmarkets in the week to Wednesday, May 15.

    Could the copper market bullish marathon be taking a mini break? Fastmarkets senior analyst Andy Farida looks at London Metal Exchange copper price movements.

    Global copper futures prices are in a frenzy, with record highs being logged on the New York-based Commodity Exchange (Comex), London Metal Exchange and Shanghai Futures Exchange (SHFE) in recent days

    European ferro-chrome market faces uncertainty after discontinuation of quarterly benchmark pricing system

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    April 22-24, 2024 | Miami, USA
    Meet the entire commercial supply chain in one place for bauxite and alumina. Network, hear expert insights and gain the latest updates on supply and demand dynamics across the globe.

    June 24-26, 2024 | Vienna, Austria
    Join top steelmakers and procurement executives, for everything you need to know to be ready for the future of steelmaking. Find out where the new opportunities in the market are across the globe and explore the crucial shift towards eco-friendly practices and carbon neutrality in steel production. Gain insights from industry leaders, leverage market data for strategic decisions, and seize opportunities in green steel innovation. Connect with key stakeholders, foster partnerships, and network effortlessly in dedicated meeting spaces.

    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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