For a comprehensive outlook on technology metals worldwide, CRU provides market analysis across all technology metals as well as forecasts for cobalt, lead, silicon, nickel, manganese and lithium.
CRU’s market analysis explores supply, demand trade and prices of all the commodities used for energy storage and the auto industry. This work draws on our global macroeconomic outlook, our understanding of the impacts of climate change legislation, and our local team’s expertise in key markets including China.
Our economics team supports these market insights with views on future auto demand to bring you a rounded picture of developments in this industry. We also provide five-year forecasts on market fundamentals for cobalt, lead, silicon, nickel, manganese and lithium, based on our robust methodologies.
CRU’s analysts are at the heart of the service we provide and are highly committed to primary research. Based in London, Beijing, Santiago and Sydney, our team can offer unique insights on the special and chemical grades of the minor and base metals and noble alloys used in the applications of technology metals. The team is available by email, phone or in person to discuss market developments, prices and forecasts with you directly.
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Manganese metal price hikes – a storm in a teacup?
In April 2018, news broke that Ningxia Tianyuan Manganese Industry (TMI) had received financing from the asset manager China Huarong in a structured financing deal that failed to meet regulations, covering up the major Chinese electrolytic manganese metal (EMM) producer’s financial losses.Read full article
CRU Automotive Showcase
As a leader in primary research and comprehensive commodity coverage, CRU’s experience translates into proficiency in covering the automotive sector.Read full article
Does “range anxiety” matter for Copper demand?
A global infrastructure revolution is required to support mass diffusion of Electric Vehicles (EVs). The buildout of this infrastructure will drive growth in global copper demand, as it is required both for the construction of electric vehicle charging points, and the development and upgrading of power networks.Read full article
Chinese EV manufacturers have several incumbent advantages over their western counterparts, including lower unit cost and larger manufacturing capacity. Global demand for...
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