Battery raw materials short-term forecasts

1-2 year forecasts for the raw materials used in EV and ESS battery cells

Price volatility and the short-term impacts of new supply and changing supply chains place a premium on seeing clearly over the next two years.

Whether the priority is to optimize buying and selling strategies, understand the best contract structures, or mitigate risks, Fastmarkets Battery Raw Materials Short-Term Forecasts give market participants the clarity to move with confidence and translate clarity to financial performance. Our platform combines in-depth market analysis and independent weekly research, providing you with all the information you need in one place. The comprehensive resource empowers you to confidently lead price negotiations and make well-informed decisions quickly. 

Short-term forecasts include:

  • Independent analysis of supply and demand fundamentals for critical battery raw materials including lithium, graphite, manganese and cobalt
  • 2-year price forecasts for lithium carbonate and hydroxide domestic China and seaborne Asian prices
  • 2-year price forecast for Fastmarkets MB cobalt standard grade benchmark price
  • 2-year price forecasts for graphite spherical and graphite flake for Europe and China
  • Analysis of pricing mechanisms including spot, contract and formula-based spodumene prices
  • Market dynamics and sentiment for electric vehicle (EV) market, including regional developments and EV take-up by region
  • Monthly updated reports and access to our expert analysts

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Spot lithium carbonate and hydroxide battery grade prices in the seaborne Asia market were stable in the week to Thursday April 4, with conditions quiet due to a public holiday in China, sources told Fastmarkets

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