Black mass prices

Fastmarkets' deep-dive into black mass price trends

Welcome to your black mass prices digest, where we delve into the dynamic and rapidly evolving world of the black mass market. We bring you comprehensive coverage of the European and Asian markets, shedding light on this nascent yet promising sector.

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With our 11 black mass prices, we are the only price reporting agency providing comprehensive coverage of the South Korea and Southeast Asia import markets, as well as the European markets. Our black mass prices are complemented by our quarterly battery recycling outlook, which sets out our long-term view of the market. Our robust methodology, industry expertise and global presence position us as the go-to source for market-reflective battery raw materials prices.

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Why the industry trusts Fastmarkets' black mass prices
  • Market-reflective price data: 130+ years of commodities benchmarking experience underpinning our black mass market assessments
  • Transparent practices: We publish all methodologies and price specifications. Our pricing is IOSCO-compliant, unbiased and consistent
  • Global expertise: With leading price reporting teams and global offices, we provide deep market insights and stay on top of trends
  • Benchmark status: Our price benchmarks in cobalt and lithium give us an edge in the black mass market
  • Sustainability: Our focus on black mass, a by-product of battery recycling, underscores our commitment to global sustainability efforts
  • Industry leadership: We lead industry events like the European Battery Raw Materials Conference and the Lithium Supply and Battery Raw Materials Conference, fostering collaboration and shaping the future of the nascent black mass market
Read the latest black mass insights

Payables for nickel cobalt manganese (NCM) black mass in the CIF Asia markets showed mixed trends in June

Fastmarkets proposes to launch weekly price assessments for black mass payable indicators, ex-works US, to provide insight to the United States’ burgeoning battery recycling sector.

Chinese authorities are in the process of considering relaxing restrictions on the import of some specifications of black mass to the country, sources said

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