Industrial Minerals Short-Term Forecasts

Lithium and graphite short-term forecasts to help you understand market trends and anticipate what's ahead

No matter whether you’re in procurement, an analyst or working in corporate development in the battery materials supply chain, you’ll know the increasing importance of lithium and graphite as materials for the energy transition. To help you make sense of these markets, we’re bringing you a new way to understand lithium and graphite market trends within our Industrial Minerals Short-Term Forecast service. Our platform combines in-depth market analysis and independent weekly research, providing you with all the information you need in one place. This comprehensive resource empowers you to confidently lead price negotiations and make well-informed business decisions quickly.

With Fastmarkets Industrial Minerals Short-Term Forecasts, your service will consist of:

  • Price forecasts alongside price history in customizable workspaces where you can quickly navigate to relevant market commentary and in-depth analysis
  • Lithium and Graphite Short-Term Forecast Tracker: a PDF report containing all the information traditionally associated with our tracker service
  • Supporting Excel spreadsheet with relevant market data

Aligned to Fastmarkets benchmarks and rigorous forecasting methodology, our independent short-term forecasts provide the necessary tools to predict future trends in the lithium and graphite markets driven by their use as key materials in the burgeoning Li-ion battery market.

What our short-term forecasts include

Get monthly forecasts for lithium carbonate and hydroxide along with graphite flake and spherical prices spanning more than 2 years to boost your strategic planning.

  • Regional market dynamics: Stay informed about the dynamics of different regions and the sentiment for battery materials.
  • Data-driven predictions: Our forecasts, powered by rigorous data modeling and analytical precision, help you anticipate market shifts and future price trends.
  • Supply and demand analysis: Gain insights into supply and demand dynamics in the electric vehicle (EV) market, trade flows, stocks and logistics. 
  • Weekly research reports: As part of our package, enjoy receiving weekly research reports that provide in-depth analysis of market trends, offering an added layer of insight. 

Are you interested in market-reflective prices, specialist forecasts and expert analysis for the industrial minerals market?

Use your existing Metal Bulletin Research credentials to login to the platform here

Competitive advantage

With our independent short-term forecasts, stay ahead of the market. Leverage the insights to secure a competitive edge in the fast-paced and complex lithium and graphite markets. 

Negotiate with confidence

Empower your price discussions with our unbiased and market-reflective forecasts. Make informed decisions, negotiate better deals and maximize your profit margins. 

Risk mitigation strategies

Identify potential market shifts before they happen. Our forecasts help mitigate risks by providing early signals of market changes, enabling you to adjust your strategies in advance. 

Save time on research

Leave the heavy lifting to us. Save time on research with our comprehensive market analysis and concentrate more on your core business activities. 

Browse our industrial minerals market insights

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

Lepidolite producers in China have been a major wildcard in the lithium industry of late, with production surging despite its higher cost, energy-intensive nature.

Graphite companies Nouveau Monde Graphite, Novonix and Westwater have all announced offtake agreements in a developing US anode supply chain to comply with that country’s generous subsidy scheme under the Inflation Reduction Act and to ease the current dependence on China for material, Fastmarkets heard on Thursday February 15

Learn more about Fastmarkets’ battery materials short-term forecasts

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Talk to us

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