Battery materials

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The critical materials used in manufacturing batteries – including lithium, cobalt, nickel, graphite and manganese – play a vital role in our move towards greener energy sources and systems.

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Key talking points among delegates at Fastmarkets’ Battery Raw Materials conference in Barcelona, Spain, September 20-21
Topics including regulation concerns, high prices and tight global supply of lithium as well as the need for price transparency dominated conversations and presentations at this year’s European Battery Raw Materials Conference in Barcelona
The graphite industry needs increased standardization along the chain toward active anode materials in order to attract investment, according to participants on a panel at Fastmarkets’ Battery Raw Materials conference in Barcelona, Spain
Conversations and panel discussions at the Institute of Scrap Recycling Industries Roundtables in Chicago on September 14-16 largely centered around market uncertainty and navigating complex geopolitical landscapes during a time of energy transition and low domestic demand
The copper market faces macro-economic-related headwinds from the turmoil currently affecting economies worldwide, multinational commodities trader Concord Resources’ research manager, Duncan Hobbs, told delegates at the Fastmarkets Copper Conference in Barcelona, Spain, this month
According to recent findings by motoring association, RAC, rising charging costs could hinder electrification in the UK
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Industrial minerals
Spodumene min 6% Li2O, CIF China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99% Li2CO3 min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, technical and industrial grades, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price ddp Europe and US, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot prices cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, contract price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price cif China, Japan & Korea, $/kg Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium carbonate 99.5% Li2CO3 min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Lithium hydroxide monohydrate 56.5% LiOH.H2O min, battery grade, spot price range exw domestic China, yuan/tonne
Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt min 99.3% LME Stocks US Dollar per tonne
London Metal Exchange
Active N/A
Minor metals
Cobalt tetroxide 72.6% Co min, delivered China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt sulfate 20.5% Co basis, exw China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt hydroxide index 30% Co min, cif China, $/Ib Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Minor metals
Cobalt hydroxide payable indicator, min 30% Co, cif China, % payable of Fastmarkets’ standard-grade cobalt price (low-end)
Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Industrial minerals
Spodumene min 6% Li2O, Asia, $/t Industrial Minerals Active N/A
Industrial Minerals
Graphite spherical 99.95% C, 15 microns, fob China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Industrial Minerals
Graphite flake 94% C, -100 mesh, fob China, $/tonne Industrial Minerals Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel LME cash official price $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Base Metals
Nickel Sulphate premium, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/t Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Base Metals
Nickel briquette premium, in-whs Rotterdam, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel sulfate min 21%, max 22.5%; cobalt 10ppm max, exw China, yuan/tonne Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Base Metals
Nickel sulfate, cif China, Japan and Korea, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore index 37% Mn, cif Tianjin, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore 37% Mn, fob Port Elizabeth, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese ore 44% Mn, cif Tianjin, $/dmtu Metal Bulletin Active View this price
Ores and Alloys
Manganese 99.7% electrolytic manganese flake, fob China, $/tonne Metal Bulletin Active N/A

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