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
  • 2-year price forecasts for graphite spherical and graphite flake for Europe and China
  • LME nickel cash price forecast
  • 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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