Metals and mining forecasts

Get transparency into the market movements with our metals price forecasts and market outlooks

Fastmarkets short-, mid- and long-term metals price forecasts and market outlooks can help your business lead negotiations with in-depth market analysis of what’s to come. This includes forecasting and outlooks for battery raw materials and battery recycling, as well as a Battery Cost Index

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
  • Gauge 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.

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Are you interested in market-reflective prices, specialist forecasts and expert analysis for the global metals markets?

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Understand the demands of the metals and mining markets today and plan for tomorrow

Gain strategic clarity in the battery raw materials market over a 10-year horizon

Providing greater transparency into the cost of key Li-ion cell components

Gain a competitive edge in the emerging battery recycling and black mass markets

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How we predict the markets
Our price forecasting methodology includes supply and demand fundamentals, an in-depth look into underlying costs and implied margins, as well as market sentiment.

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.

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What’s happening in metals and mining today?

The publication of Fastmarkets’ US and Brazil pig iron price assessments for Friday Feb 23 were delayed because of an administrative error.

Fastmarkets adjusted its assessments for the stainless steel scrap 430 bundles, solids, consumer buying price, delivered mill Pittsburgh and the stainless steel scrap 409 bundles, solids, consumer buying price, delivered mill Pittsburgh effective Monday February 12.

Manganese, chrome, tungsten and vanadium will be key topics of discussion at Fastmarkets’ upcoming Asia Ferroalloys Conference 2024 in Hong Kong on February 26-28, after appearing on China’s latest list of critical minerals

How can we help you?

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

Improve your commercial strategy and preserve your competitive position with the help of our expert consultants

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

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Navigate uncertainty and make business decisions with confidence using our price data, forecasts and critical intelligence.

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