Price Assessments

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence is the leading Price Reporting Agency (PRA) for raw materials used in lithium ion batteries, electric vehicles (EV) and energy storage.

Our team of expert analysts intensively collect market data to mineral-specific methodologies in order to assess prices for lithium, graphite anode, cobalt, and nickel.

Our specialist focus on the lithium ion battery supply chain and unrivalled network of industry contacts make Benchmark Minerals’ Price Assessments the world’s most trusted source of battery raw material price data, regularly referenced in negotiations and increasingly used in supply chain contracts.

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Benchmark Mineral Intelligence has completed an independent audit of its policies, processes and controls implemented to adhere to the IOSCO Principles for Price Reporting Agencies. The audit was undertaken by independent auditor PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC) for its key electric vehicle battery raw material price assessments for lithium, cobalt, nickel, and flake graphite and PwC’s opinion was issued over Benchmark’s activities as at 31 October 2021.

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LITHIUM

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The lithium industry’s reference price, assessed by Benchmark Minerals’ team of analysts

  • 6 Lithium carbonate, 4 lithium hydroxide and spodumene prices updated monthly with a move to bi-monthly
  • Benchmark’s Lithium Price Index
  • Access the lithium industry’s reference prices today – Online Database Access: Customise your data sets on price charting tool and view historical price trends
  • Access the context: why have prices moved? – Monthly market analysis of supply, demand and price changes
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COBALT

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Specialising in battery grade cobalt chemicals and materials for a lithium ion world

  • Cobalt prices for battery metal, cobalt sulphate & cobalt hydroxide
  • Supply side expert analysis of mined and refined cobalt products
  • Access the prices today – Online Database Access: Customise your data sets on price charting tool and view historical price trends
  • Access the context: why have prices moved? – Monthly market analysis of supply, demand and price changes
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FLAKE GRAPHITE

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Prices for flake graphite feedstock and graphite anodes for lithium ion batteries

  • Flake Graphite price assessments for a wide range of medium, large and extra-large mesh sizes
  • Grade purities ranging from 90-95% Carbon content
  • Uncoated Spherical graphite, 99.95% Carbon, 10-micron, 15-micron & 25-micron
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  • Access the context – Monthly market analysis of supply, demand and price changes
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SYNTHETIC GRAPHITE

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The market’s only lithium ion battery focussed price assessment spotlighting lithium-ion battery anode grade synthetic graphite feedstock

  • Synthetic Graphite price assessments for key feedstocks: low-sulphur grade pet coke, pet needle coke, and pitch needle coke
  • Includes comprehensive price indicators for both calcined and pre-calcined cokes
  • Grade purities consist of sulphur level below 0.5% (S≤0.5%), those favoured by the lithium ion supply chain
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  • Access the context – Monthly market analysis of supply, demand and price changes
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LITHIUM ION BATTERY MEGAFACTORIES

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Benchmark’s assessment of the world’s lithium ion battery megafactories and their development pipeline out to 2028.

Assessed to the highest industry standards set by Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, this monthly subscription gives you unique insight into the global build-out of lithium ion battery capacity and the rise of the megafactories. Your subscription includes:

  • Company, capacity and location information by 2023 & 2028
  • Total Global Megafactory Capacity by 2028 – how much is in the pipeline?
  • Capacity Breakdown by region & country – who is leading the race for lithium ion dominance?
  • What will the megafactory build-out mean for raw material demand by 2023 and 2028? Lithium, Cobalt, Nickel, and Graphite Anode

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NICKEL

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Specialising in battery grade Nickel chemicals and materials for a lithium ion world.

  • Nickel prices for battery grade nickel sulphate & mixed hydroxide precipitate (MHP)
  • Supply side expert analysis of mined and refined nickel products
  • Access the prices today – Online Database Access: Customise your data sets on price charting tool and view historical price trends
  • Access the context: why have prices moved? – Monthly market analysis of supply, demand and price changes
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CATHODES

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Tracking pricing and production capacity build out for a critical piece of lithium ion battery technology

  • Published prices for seven cathode types including NCM111, NCM523, NCM622, NCM811, NCA, LCO, and LFP on a DDP China basis
  • Market analysis on how complex and varied raw material markets and prices upstream influence cathode pricing
  • Includes Benchmark’s Cathode Index to enable users within the supply chain to track market prices within industry contracts
  • Pipeline capacity build out showing available capacity, by cathode type, for projects in production, construction, and planning phases
  • Company by company analysis on planned cathode capacity
  • Access the prices today – Online Database Access: Customise your data sets on price charting tool and view historical price trends
  • Access the context – Monthly market analysis of capacity developments in the market, including cathode patent tracker covering latest technological developments
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ANODES

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Providing primary research on an underrepresented yet crucial component in the lithium ion value chain

  • Tracking six anode prices covering both natural graphite and synthetic graphite anodes, across low, medium, and high energy specifications on a DDP China basis
  • Detailed analysis on how forces within the anode value chain influence price, including processing and raw material costs
  • Includes Benchmark’s Anode Index to enable users within the supply chain to track market prices within industry contracts
  • Pipeline capacity build out showing available capacity, by anode type, for projects in production, construction, and planning phases
  • Company by company analysis on planned anode capacity
  • Access the prices today – Online Database Access: Customise your data sets on price charting tool and view historical price trends
  • Access the context – Monthly market analysis of capacity developments in the market, including anode patent tracker covering latest technological developments
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