Metals and mining forecasts
Get transparency into the market movements with our metals price forecasts and market outlooks
Our independent research and expert analysis provide transparency into the global movement around metals and mining markets, giving you the tools to minimize the risk of the future today and confidently plan ahead.
Buyers and sellers of metals and mining products use our price forecasts into the metals markets to:
- Lead negotiations, inform strategy and make business decisions
- Gage market sentiment to time purchasing and manage inventories
- Decide how much material to commit to on spot purchasing
- Understand the forces in the global market driving price movements and impacting supply chains.
We draw on the expertise of our in-house analysts who have over 30 years of specialist forecasting experience and rely heavily on the intelligence gathering and data analytics insight of our extensive network of reporters.
Learn more about our methodology
Find out how days before the 2023 United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP28) in Dubai, the World Economic Forum (WEF) outlined three key areas of investment for the global aluminium industry to reach net zero by 2050 – clean energy, emerging technologies and decarbonization infrastructure – but it will require hundreds of billions of dollars
Price differentials between Brazilian direct-reduced (DR) iron ore pellets and blast furnace (BF) pellets for the first quarter of 2024 are showing signs of widening amid weaker demand for BF pellets in Europe, sources told Fastmarkets Thursday November 30
As the world’s second-largest iron ore exporter, Brazil is expected to play a key role in helping the global steel industry slash carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions; Brazilian companies are already taking action to mitigate greenhouse gas (GHG) protocol Scope 3 emissions – those encompassing the entire value chain
Our global team of over 200 price reporters provides over 900 global metal and mining prices
Metals markets move fast. Keep up and predict future trends with the Fastmarkets platform
Grow and protect your profits and insulate your business from volatility with the Fastmarkets risk management team
Fastmarkets’ metal events provide immersive experiences across the global metals markets
Delivered to you as the markets are changing from reporters embedded in the global metals markets
We recognize the importance of being clear about our price assessment and index process. Our independently audited pricing process aligns with core IOSCO principles. Find out how our price reporters and analysts assess and forecast prices in agriculture, forest products and metals
Speak to our team