November 2020

CONSUMER ELECTRONICS MARKET REPORT 25/11: Gallium prices continue to rally on high replacement costs

An overview of the consumer electronics markets and their latest price moves.

Europe plans to have globally competitive EV battery industry by 2025, says EC

Europe could produce enough battery cells to meet the needs of its captive electric vehicle (EV) industry and could even be in a position to export batteries by 2025, according to the vice-president of the European Commission.

Europe plans to have globally competitive EV battery industry by 2025, says EC

Europe could produce enough battery cells to meet the needs of its captive electric vehicle (EV) industry and could even be in a position to export batteries by 2025, according to the vice-president of the European Commission.

ABB, Talga sign agreement for Swedish battery anode project

Talga Resources has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with global technology leader ABB to support the development and construction of Talga’s Vittangi anode project in northern Sweden.

Trafigura enters artisanal cobalt offtake with DRC government body

Commodities trader Trafigura and local government body Entreprise Générale du Cobalt (EGC) have penned an offtake agreement specifically for the supply of artisanal cobalt in a deal designed to concurrently formalize the sector.

Absent Chinese buying drives tantalite price to new year-low

Weak end-user demand continued to push the tantalum concentrate price down to a fresh 2020 low in the week ended Friday November 20.

COBALT SNAPSHOT: Metals prices edge higher; contract talks slow [CORRECTED]

Key data from Fastmarkets’ pricing session on Friday November 20.

FOCUS: Surging freight rates encourage demand shift in graphite market, sources say

Graphite consumers outside Asia, especially those in Europe and the United States, could diversify their supplier base because of skyrocketing costs for freight from China and the strength of the East Asian country’s yuan, although it will remain a major exporter of graphite, according to market sources.

Cobalt hydroxide trades cool; smelters eye briquette

Cobalt hydroxide trading activities grew much quieter in the week to November 20 compared with the prior week when both parties actively mated for December units, sources said.

NEW ENERGY MATERIALS MARKET REPORT 20/11: China lithium carbonate on uptrend; hydroxide pressured

An overview of the new energy raw materials markets and their latest price moves.