Battery raw materials price data

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From the raw materials to battery-grade commodities used in EV batteries and electronics, as well as black mass and rare earths, we price the critical materials that are helping to build a more sustainable future. This includes benchmark prices for lithium and cobalt, two battery materials that continue to experience market volatility and supply/demand imbalances.

Our widely used prices are market-reflective, assessing both the buy- and sell-side of transactions. Trade with relied upon price data that is unbiased, IOSCO compliant and used across energy markets.

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Popular 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)
  • Lithium Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg (MB-LI-0029)
  • Lithium Lithium hydroxide monohydrate LiOH.H2O 56.5% LiOH min, battery grade, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg (MB-LI-0033)
  • Cobalt Cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb (MB-CO-0005)

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Our battery raw materials events give you a front-row seat to one of the most dynamic and critical markets in today’s economy

FAQs about the Fastmarkets dashboard

How can the Fastmarkets dashboard benefit me?

Our dashboard gives you an easy-to-understand view of price data, price trends and news. You can customize it to view the data that matters most to you, offering you powerful insights into complex markets.

What does the customizable workspace feature offer?

You can create up to 64 workspaces, customizing your view of the markets, prices and news you care about most. You can search by commodity, product and location to quickly find prices and integrate them into your workspace.

What granularity can I expect with the price data?

The dashboard offers BRM monthly averages, actual price assessments and the ability to convert currency of price and units. You can create and save comparisons/charts for a granular understanding of price trends.

What market news and analysis does the dashboard provide?

Our platform offers real-time news updates from reporters embedded in the markets. Our expert forecasts and analyses help you minimize risk and anticipate future trends.

What alert settings does the dashboard offer?

You can set alerts be informed when a price changes or when it falls below or above a certain percentage. Keyword alerts can also help you track competitors, market trends and opportunities.

Can I export data from the dashboard?

Yes, our platform is Excel-friendly, allowing you to easily export your data for creating tables, charts or adding to your data models.

Why should I trust Fastmarkets price data?

Our price data is trusted globally by hundreds of companies. With more than 130 years of experience in benchmarking commodities, our team of over 200 expert price reporters and analysts ensure the most market-reflective commodity prices that are auditable and adhere to IOSCO-compliant methodologies.

Our independently audited pricing process aligns with core IOSCO principles.

We have completed assurance reviews for our financial benchmarks in metals and mining, forest products and agriculture

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