Minor Metals Short-Term Forecasts

Anticipate changes and stay ahead of trends in the cobalt and silicon markets with our short-term forecasts

Minor metals play a vital role as materials in the energy transition, and this importance is increasing. We’re bringing you a new way to stay ahead of the cobalt and silicon market trends within our Minor Metals 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 decisions quickly. 

With Fastmarkets Minor Metals Short-Term Forecasts, your service will consist of:

  • Minor Metals Short-Term Forecast workspace for price forecasts alongside price history in a customizable workspace where you can quickly navigate to relevant market commentary and in-depth analysis
  • Cobalt Short-Term Forecast Tracker: a PDF report containing all the key cobalt information traditionally contained within our battery raw material 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 for cobalt and silicon in traditional metal alloys as well as specifically for cobalt in battery-related usage markets.

What our short-term forecasts include

Get monthly forecasts for silicon and cobalt 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 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 minor metals 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 minor metals 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 minor metals market insights

Chinese mining giant CMOC reported a 178% year-on-year increase in cobalt metal production for the first six months of 2024, according to an announcement by the company on Friday July 12

China’s nickel-cobalt-manganese (NCM) battery output in June registered fell to 20.5 gigawatts hours (GWh), down by 1.5 GWh, or 6.8%, from the 22 GWh in May, and down by 3.7 GWh, or 15.3%, from the 24.2 GWh in March, according to the data from China Automotive Battery Innovation Alliance (CABIA)

Read on as Fastmarkets delves into a monthly market update, focusing on the dynamic and fast-evolving sector of battery raw materials

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