Minor metals

Enter the innovative world of minor metals and understand their significant role in our sustainable future

Minor metals are essential to the circular economy. The demand for sustainable raw materials is rising in parallel with climate concerns, rising populations and dwindling resources. Cobalt, selenium, indium, manganese flake and other minor metals make renewable energy technology and electric vehicles possible.

Our dedicated team covers minor metals markets providing price data, in-depth analysis, forecasts, and breaking news to help de-risk your business strategy. Follow the development of the circular economy and the sustainable raw materials driving it.

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Latest minor metals news and market analysis

The publication of Fastmarkets’ Shanghai minor metal price assessments for Friday July 29 were delayed due to an editor error in the peer review process.
Market expectations of sustained demand growth in minor metals in the coming years due to decarbonization is driving the UK’s critical minerals strategy, UK policy lead for critical minerals at the Minor Metals Trade Association (MMTA) International Minor Metals in Sheffield, Matt Hatfield, said
From January 2023, Fastmarkets proposes to no longer roll over its price assessments for minor metals, ores, alloys or industrial minerals when these are scheduled to be made on days that fall on public holidays in the country in which the price is assessed, or in which a price is based.
The publication of Fastmarkets’ price assessment for minor metals on Friday, January 14 was delayed due to an error in the review process
Fastmarkets has corrected its germanium dioxide, in-whs China, $/kg, which was published incorrectly on Friday June 25 due to a reporting error.
Enabling large-scale expansion of solar power production capacity is a crucial part of the transition to a sustainable future for energy, but its prospects of growth rest on the current and future availability of key minerals and metals.
Minor metals prices

Minor metal prices aren’t minor to us. We provide prices for over 18 minor metals across the globe backed by our auditable and comprehensive methodologies. Our price coverage can help your organization to evaluate risk, optimize your purchasing strategy, negotiate in both physical and financial contracts and make the right decision every time.

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  • Chromium alumino-thermic 99% min, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne
  • Manganese electrolytic metal 99.7% Mn min, ex-whs US, $/lb
  • Rhenium metal pellets 99.9% Re min, in-whs dup, Rotterdam $/lb
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