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

Read on as Fastmarkets delves into a monthly market update, focusing on the dynamic and fast-evolving sector of battery raw materials

German chemical producer BASF announced on Monday June 24 that it will exit a $2.6 billion investment in a nickel-cobalt refining project in Weda Bay, Indonesia due to significant changes in the nickel market since the inception of the project

Fastmarkets rounds up the key discussion points at the 30th annual Cobalt Institute conference in New York, from May 12-14.

Chinese cobalt metal prices fell to an eight-year low on Wednesday May 8, amid significant market oversupply and bearish sentiment, market participants told Fastmarkets

A wave of restocking throughout the first quarter of 2024 provided some relief in the ternary battery raw materials market in China, stopping the declines in prices for various products that had been seen late last year

The suspension of South32’s manganese ore operations at Groote Eylandt Mining Co (GEMCO) in Australia has been changing demand patterns among manganese ore buyers in Asia and this will benefit other manganese ore miners, market participants said on Wednesday April 24

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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    • Vanadium pentoxide 98% V2O5 min, fob China, $/lb V2O5
    • Vanadium nitrogen, basis 77%V, 16% N, exw China, yuan/tonne
    • Tungsten APT 88.5% WO3 min cif Rotterdam and Baltimore duty-free, $/mtu WO3

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