A new generation of independent price assessments and analysis specialising in lithium ion battery raw materials of lithium, cobalt, nickel and graphite anode.

Specially engineered raw materials such as graphite, lithium, cobalt and nickel are irreplaceable components in some of the world’s most important technologies. And in an increasingly connected world where information is readily available, misinformation and bad data are prevalent. Benchmark’s is the world’s most trusted source of information in this space by offering:
  • Accurate market prices assessed and set by us for the industry
  • Original, accurate supply and demand data
  • Impartial, independent, expert analysis from analysts that visit mines, plants and battery cell manufacturers
  • Specialised forecasting of supply, demand and prices
Rather than simply reporting on what the industry is saying, we want to explain to the industry how we see developments from our independent, global perspective. Our in-house experts not only collect the data but also analyse and forecast for our global customer base.

Benchmark has advised some of the world’s most influential corporations. These include: leading producers of critical minerals, battery cell producers, electric vehicle manufacturers, large investment houses and some of the world’s leading brokers.

Dawn of a battery powered, hi-tech age

Graphite, lithium, cobalt and nickel are the critical raw materials used in today’s battery technologies.

Benchmark collects first-hand data from the active players in these industries with a goal to setting market prices and analysing, from the ground up, constantly changing supply and demand dynamics. We build our knowledge through creating and maintaining long lasting relationships and by visiting the mines and plants around the world. Benchmark believes spending time on the ground at operations from China to Chile is central to our education and understanding. Our analysts also track the end market drivers of demand for these critical minerals and metals such as lithium-ion batteries, electric vehicles, stationary storage systems, and steel and aluminium production. We also focus on new energy – wind and solar – applications that are increasing demand for batteries through the ability to store and manage power from these intermittent sources. Disruptive technologies – electric vehicles, tablets, smart phones – and emerging markets – China, Africa, South America, India and South-East Asia – are also core to our coverage of these minerals that are fuelling a new battery powered, hi-tech era.

Benchmark offers a suite of quality, original services which are an indispensable tool in aiding your business decisions. These are:

Benchmark Notes

Free, periodic email analysis direct from our industry experts.


Annual membership to Benchmark Mineral Intelligence. Benefits include: Quarterly magazine with features, interviews, statistics and analysis on a wide range of critical minerals and metals, access to presentation archive, and more.

Price Assessments

Original price and production data hosted in our engineered online database together with monthly market analysis. Email [email protected] for more
  • Graphite
  • Lithium
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel


Annual report forecasting supply, demand and prices for our core critical minerals and metals of:
  • Graphite
  • Lithium
  • Cobalt
  • Nickel
  • Lithium ion batteries


Our analysts are available to advise on the lithium ion battery supply chain for specific market-focused projects.


There are three core events we host each year:
  • Benchmark World Tour (North America in April, Europe in June, Asia and Australia in September)
  • Graphite + Anode Conference (Early November each year)
  • Cathodes Conference (Early November each year)