Benchmark Minerals is the world’s leading authority on cobalt.

Understanding the complex cobalt supply chain, especially from the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) into China, is central to our unique price and data collection process.

Our team travels the world and are in constant contact with all major actors in the cobalt supply chain. This includes producers of cobalt hydroxide, cobalt concentrate, cobalt sulphate and cobalt metal to cathode makers, battery manufacturers and electric vehicle (EV) majors.

Just as critical to cobalt’s supply structure is understanding the evolution of cathode materials from the rise of NCA to advent of NCM811 and the emergence of solid-state cathodes.

The Benchmark Minerals team spends countless hours within the lithium ion battery industry to gain a true and accurate global perspective of trends that will define cobalt’s future.

Prices Now Being Assessed:

  • Benchmark Minerals, Cobalt Sulphate, 20.5%, EXW China, RMB/TONNE
  • Benchmark Minerals, Cobalt Battery Metal, Min 99.8%, EXW Europe, USD/LB
  • Benchmark Minerals, Cobalt Hydroxide, 100% Co Contained basis, CIF Asia, USD/TONNE

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Cobalt Price Assessment

Monthly Subscription: Price assessments and global market analysis on cobalt battery metal, cobalt hydroxide, cobalt sulphate and cobalt concentrate. Tells you what is happening in the industry now. Includes online access to our cobalt price database.

Cobalt Forecasts

Quarterly Subscription: Our long-term forecast subscription gives you access to our supply, demand and price forecast database, updated quarterly with analysis

Cobalt Consultancy

On Request: Bespoke research and forecasting for fund raising and public documents such as Scoping Studies, Preliminary Economic Assessments (PEA), Pre-feasibility studies (PFS) and input to Feasibility Studies (FS) and Initial Public Offerings (IPO)

Lithium ion Battery Megafactories Assessment

Monthly Subscription: assessing the global build-out of lithium ion battery capacity, plant by plant to 2030. Includes online access to our Battery Megafactories database.

Benchmark Membership

Quarterly Subscription: Benchmark Minerals’ must have entry level subscription covering trends, analysis and interviews across the entire EV supply chain. Includes our famed quarterly printed magazine delivered direct to you, access to Benchmark’s presentation archive and soon the Benchmark Keynotes video library.

Cathodes Conference

Annual Industry Conference: The premier event for the cathode to EV supply chain, bringing together cobalt, lithium, nickel and manganese producers with cathode and battery makers. Networking and deal-making with all the major actors in the industry

The Benchmark World Tour

Throughout the year: The world’s first and most expert series of investor focused seminars discussing all major developments in the lithium ion battery supply chain. Africa (February), North America (May), Europe (June), Asia (September), Australia (September).