Minor metals

Enter the innovative world of minor metals and understand their significant role in a more 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 developments of the circular economy and the sustainable raw materials driving it with our minor metals market coverage. Learn more about:

  • How policy and regulations are impacting the minor metals market
  • What is driving price volatility for critical minor metals including cobalt metal
  • What role manganese sulfate is playing in the energy transition

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Read the latest minor metals news and market analysis from our team of expert price reporters, researchers and analysts including the latest minor metals market trends and price movements

Swiss trader Glencore’s profits halved in 2023 due to weaker energy and metals prices and production, according to the company’s full-year results released on Wednesday February 21

Payables for black mass in key Asian markets showed potential for more downside in the week ended Wednesday January 31, according to market sources

The emergence of a large oversupply in the cobalt market over the past 18 months has helped drive further evolution into how long-term supply agreements will be structured going into 2024

The market for downstream ferro-alloys — including ferro-chrome, silicon-manganese, ferro-manganese, ferro-silicon and vanadium — should remain weak after the Lunar New Year due to oversupply, sources told Fastmarkets. But the market for alloy ores, such as chrome ore, manganese ore and tungsten concentrates, should remain with stronger fundamentals after the February 10-17 holiday, sources said. […]

The magnets are playing a crucial role in enhancing power, torque, and precision in electric vehicles

This recommendation, along with others like promoting domestic battery recycling and research funding for alternative battery chemistries, is part of a larger strategy to enhance US resilience in strategic areas

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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    • Cobalt mixed hydroxide precipitate payable indicator, % cobalt metal standard grade in-whs Rotterdam, cif China, Japan, and South Korea
    • Cobalt mixed hydroxide precipitate, outright price, cif China, Japan, and South Korea, $/tonne
    • Magnesium, 99.9% min, ex-whs Baltimore, US cents/lb

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