Fastmarkets NewGen short-term forecasts

Understand the battery material demands of today and plan for tomorrow

Price volatility and the short-term impacts of new supply and changing supply chains place a premium on seeing clearly over the next two years.

Whether the priority is to optimize buying and selling strategies, understand the best contract structures, or mitigate risks, Fastmarkets NewGen Short-Term Forecasts give market participants the clarity to move with confidence and translate clarity to financial performance.

Short-term forecasts include:

  • Independent analysis of supply and demand fundamentals for lithium, nickel, cobalt, manganese and graphite
  • 2-year price forecasts for lithium carbonate and hydroxide domestic China and seaborne Asian prices
  • 2-year price forecast for Fastmarkets MB cobalt standard grade benchmark price
  • Analysis of pricing mechanisms including spot, contract and formula-based spodumene prices
  • Analysis of the silicon market and its use in ferro-silicon
  • Market dynamics and sentiment for electric vehicle (EV) market, including regional developments and EV take-up by region
  • Monthly updated reports and access to our expert analysts
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Black mass purchasing in the key South Korean market was limited over the last week by middling demand in the country, while the fresh decline in Chinese lithium markets in recent days led to more caution among buyers, sources told Fastmarkets on Wednesday May 24
State-owned copper giant Codelco has created two subsidiaries to further its expansion into lithium, a metal Chile has identified as essential not only for the global energy transition but for its own future development
Putailai, one of the major anode producers in China, announced plans to invest $1.5 billion (SEK 15.7 billion) in Zichen Technology (Sweden) AB. to build Europe’s largest factory for anode manufacturing in Sundsvall in central Sweden
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