Battery raw materials

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The critical raw materials used in manufacturing batteries – including lithium, cobalt and nickel, graphite and manganese – play a vital role in our move towards greener energy sources and systems. We provide battery raw material prices, as well as global and local perspectives at each stage in the supply chain with news and analysis from industry experts.

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US automakers General Motors (GM) and Ford highlighted their strategic long-term supply deals in their second-quarter earnings, with lithium facing a supply deficit in the coming years as electric vehicle demand is expected to grow
Key lessons from our flagship energy transition event, bringing together +650 attendees from the global battery raw materials community to discuss challenges and opportunities along the entire supply chain
The sharp rise in battery raw material prices has amplified the cost difference between nickel-based CAMs and LFP, increasing interest in LFP-powered electric vehicles
The opportunities and challenges posed by energy transition are complex; here the most pressing are summarized to give a broad view of the progress for prospects
Take a closer look at the key topics that are on the top of the agenda for battery raw materials market participants
New and unconventional sources of lithium are being scrutinized globally, as the market seeks to address supply shortages. What are these unconventional lithium sources and will they fill the supply gap?
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Industrial minerals
Spodumene min 6% Li2O, CIF China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt min 99.3% LME Stocks US Dollar per tonne
London Metal Exchange
Active N/A
Minor metals
Cobalt tetroxide 72.6% Co min, delivered China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt sulfate 20.5% Co basis, exw China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt hydroxide index 30% Co min, cif China, $/Ib Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt hydroxide payable indicator, min 30% Co, cif China, % payable of Fastmarkets’ standard-grade cobalt price (low-end)
Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Spodumene min 6% Li2O, Asia, $/t Industrial Minerals Active N/A
Industrial Minerals
Graphite spherical 99.95% C, 15 microns, fob China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial Minerals
Graphite flake 94% C, -100 mesh, fob China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel LME cash official price $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Base Metals
Nickel Sulphate premium, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/t Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Base Metals
Nickel briquette premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel sulfate min 21%, max 22.5%; cobalt 10ppm max, exw China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel sulfate, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore index 37% Mn, cif Tianjin, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore 37% Mn, fob Port Elizabeth, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore 44% Mn, cif Tianjin, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese 99.7% electrolytic manganese flake, fob China, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A

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