Bringing clarity to opaque markets through propriety price and data assessments with expert analysis. We specialise in the lithium ion battery to electric vehicle supply chain
Benchmark Mineral Intelligence
(Benchmark) is the world’s leading IOSCO-regulated price reporting agency (PRA), proprietary data provider, and market intelligence publisher for the lithium ion battery to electric vehicle (EV) supply chain.
Our granular and expert focus on the entire supply chain makes us unique: from lithium and cobalt mining through to the manufacturing of cathode and anode functional materials, to battery cell and EV production.
, we set the lithium industry’s reference and benchmark pricing. Our series of price assessment and data methodologies allow us to collect our proprietary data from the source, creating data that is relied upon by the industry to make multi-billion dollar investment decisions that accelerates the energy storage revolution.
’s tireless and methodical data collection coupled with in-house expert analysis makes us entirely unique in the 21st
century publishing space and the world’s most trusted service.
As a result, our services are relied upon by major actors in the EV supply chain, we have testified to the US Senate multiple times, advised The White House, The Pentagon, and government agencies around the world.
Benchmark’s Global Footprint
We have taken a global approach to building our business, one that reflects the niche but global industry that we are representing. Benchmark
is Headquartered in London, UK, but has offices and team members strategically located around the world including: San Francisco (USA), Santiago (Chile), Tokyo (Japan), Fort Lauderdale (USA), Zug (Switzerland), and Jakarta (Indonesia).
As the need arose to create trusted reference and benchmark pricing for the lithium industry, Benchmark
chose a granular approach with our price assessment methodologies as possible for the industry we serve.
This means for each speciality chemical or commodity we cover, we have developed a specific price assessment methodology including our IOSCO-regulated Lithium Price Assessment Methodology here
Other price and data assessments we undertake include: Cobalt, Graphite, Nickel, Cathode, Anode, Battery Cells (Megafactories).
‘s data-driven, granular approach is a major advancement for an industry that was used to older journalistic approaches, previously relying on commodity news services.
‘s Price Assessments, Forecasting and Advisory services are relied upon by a wide range of customers from mining majors, speciality chemical producers, cathode and anode makers, battery cell manufacturers, EV / automotive OEMs, and energy and utility groups.
A more recent trend has seen major industrial groups and oil and gas majors seek data and advisory services from us as the industry grows.
The financial market has always been a major group of customers for us including brokers, bank research divisions, and buy-side groups including hedge funds and private equity funds.
Engaging with our audience
Since our inception, Benchmark
has put the industry community at the heart of everything we do.
In our relentless pursuit for transparency and accountability into how we operate as a business, each year we host a series of half and one-day seminars for our customers called The Benchmark World Tour
which has been running since 2015, our first full year of operation. These seminars offer a face-to-face opportunity for our customers to question our data and analysis or add their own opinion to a rapidly changing industry.
We also host Benchmark Minerals Week
– a full week of deal-making and networking for the industry – which combines our Graphite + Anodes
and our Cathodes
conferences. This is held in Los Angeles each November.
As part of our commitment to connecting industry with government, we host the Benchmark Summit
in May each year in Washington DC. This brings together major industry players with the USA’s most influential policy makers including Congress and Senators and sets the lithium ion battery to EV supply chain agenda for the US.
Our Europe-based industry conference is called Battery Megafactories Europe
and focuses on solving the challenges of building super-sized battery cell plants on the continent and localising supply chains. It takes place in June each year.
In addition to our community engagement with conferences and seminars, it is unique policy at Benchmark
to travel the world, see the mines and plants we are analysing, and to meet our customers face to face and truly understand their needs.
As a result of this continuous consultation with the active industry, we evolve our price assessment and data methodologies to meet the needs of our customers and align to the IOSCO-principals that are core to our business.