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)

Featured insights

Rapidly expanding capacity for the recycling of lithium-ion batteries in the United States and Canada has raised worries over the supply of raw materials to feed processors in the region, sources have told Fastmarkets

Chinese mining giant CMOC reported a 178% year-on-year increase in cobalt metal production for the first six months of 2024, according to an announcement by the company on Friday July 12

Analysis by UK-based industry group ChargeUK shows that there are now more than 930,000 public, home and workplace charging points for electric vehicles (EVs) across the nation, supporting 1.1 million such vehicles

Early trade indications for renewable transport fuel certificates for the 2025 compliance year have surfaced for the first time, with initial bids suggesting values might be around parity or slightly discounted compared with current certificates

China’s nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) battery output in June registered fell to 20.5 gigawatts hours (GWh), down by 1.5 GWh, or 6.8%, from the 22 GWh in May, and down by 3.7 GWh, or 15.3%, from the 24.2 GWh in March, according to the data from China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance (CABIA)

The imminent production of commercial-scale battery-grade lithium hydroxide in the US by American Battery Technology Co (ABTC) will help domestic cathode makers to improve their inventory management by shortening lead times, according to the company’s top executive.

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Gain a competitive edge in the emerging battery recycling market

Providing greater transparency into the cost of key Li-ion cell components

Enable risk management using futures contracts

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

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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.

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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.

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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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