January 2021

Trade log: Cobalt hydroxide payable indicator, min 30% Co, cif China, % payable of Fastmarkets’ standard-grade cobalt price (low-end)

The Cobalt hydroxide payable indicator, min 30% Co, cif China, % payable of Fastmarkets’ standard-grade cobalt price (low-end) trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb

The Cobalt alloy grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb

The Cobalt standard grade, in-whs Rotterdam, $/lb trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

Trade log: Cobalt sulfate 20.5% Co basis, exw China, yuan/tonne

The Cobalt sulfate 20.5% Co basis, exw China, yuan/tonne trade log including business, bids and offers reported to Fastmarkets.

IN FIGURES: China’s battery raw materials exports in December 2020

A summary of China’s battery raw materials exports for December 2020.

IN FIGURES: China’s battery raw materials imports in December 2020

A summary of China’s battery raw materials imports for December 2020.

FOCUS: Automakers set high hopes for 2021 on electrification drive, recovering demand

Automakers are putting high hopes on 2021 amid a drive toward electrification and recovering demand.

US manganese flake price reaches 26-month high

The manganese flake price in the United States reached a 26-month high on Thursday January 21, just two weeks after hitting a two-year high on supply concerns out of China.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT: 5 key stories from January 21

Here are five Fastmarkets stories you might have missed on Thursday January 21 that are worth another look.

Cobalt metal price rally loses momentum; alloy grade price flat

The price of alloy-grade cobalt was unchanged day-on-day in the assessment on Thursday January 21, breaking a two-and-a-half-week rally, after Chinese buying activity subsided and European demand did not push prices further along.