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Lithium’s Price Paradox

The introduction of new supply has seen a gradual correction in the lithium market over the past 18 months, but despite the majority of new chemical projects being slow to deliver, share prices and investor sentiment remain tied to short-term price trends rather than underlying market fundamentals.


With capital … Read more

US Senator Murkowski launches American Mineral Security Act at Benchmark Minerals Summit in Washington DC

US Government Senator Lisa Murkowski has introduced bipartisan legislation to secure its mineral resources and supply chains for the country’s 21st century auto and energy industries at the inaugural Benchmark Minerals Summit 2019 in Washington DC.

Senator Murkowski has led the push, in particular in her role as chair of … Read more

Kidman to be acquired by Australia’s Wesfarmers

Australia’s largest company by revenue, Wesfarmers, has announced plans to acquire lithium developer, Kidman Resources, marking the first major lithium acquisition of 2019.

The deal between the multibillion-dollar conglomerate, which has major interests in chemicals, coal and fertilisers, could have wide repercussions for the global lithium market and the wider … Read more

Jose Hofer joins Team Benchmark from SQM as our forecasting division grows

Released: 02 April 2019 |

LONDON, UK | Benchmark Mineral Intelligence (Benchmark Minerals) is delighted to announce that José Hofer has joined from SQM, one of the world’s foremost lithium producers, and has been appointed Senior Analyst – Forecasting.

José was previously Business Intelligence Manager for SQM, based in … Read more

Benchmark cited by members of US International Trade Commission: graphite, cobalt & EVs

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has been cited by members of the United States International Trade Commission in the Journal of International Commerce and Economics.

The research paper “The Supply Chain for Electric Vehicle Batteries” in the Journal of International Commerce and Economics, December 2018, explores the electric vehicle (EV) battery … Read more

US Senate Energy Storage

US Senate summons Benchmark for hearing: energy storage supply chains, impact on lithium, cobalt, graphite, nickel

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence will return to the US Senate in early February for a second hearing in 14 months on the supply chain for EV lithium ion batteries and the energy storage revolution.

Benchmark Minerals’ Managing Director, Simon Moores, has been summoned by the US Senate Committee on Energy and … Read more