Benchmark introduces Battery & EV metals prices to The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal / Dow Jones now publish Benchmark lithium, nickel, cobalt and graphite base prices prices every day

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence and Dow Jones have reached an agreement to publish key electric vehicle (EV) and battery raw material prices.

Benchmark prices of lithium, nickel, cobalt, and graphite used in the production of lithium ion batteries now appear in The Wall Street Journal each day under the Cash Prices section of its Commodities page.

The following mid-point prices from Benchmark will be available to The Wall Street Journal’s mainstream audience and under the following reference:

  • BMI Lithium Carbonate, EXW China, =99.2%-v,k
  • BMI Lithium Hydroxide, EXW China, =56.5%,-v,k
  • BMI Cobalt Sulphate, EXW China, 20.5%,-v,m
  • BMI Nickel Sulphate, EXW China, 22%,-v,m
  • BMI Flake Graphite, FOB China, -100 Mesh, 94-95%,-v,m

Benchmark’s subscribers will continue to get full access to detailed price assessments for all key battery raw materials which includes our world class analysis and price data that is used to negotiate and settle battery and EV supply chain contracts.

These services will continually improve and expand in both regularity of prices and ever more detail.

Simon Moores, Benchmark’s Managing Director, said:

“The Wall Street Journal was first published in 1889 yet we are delighted at Team Benchmark to be able to introduce its first ever battery and EV metals section to its world famous Commodities price and data pages both in print and online.

“Unlike anyone else, Benchmark’s prices for lithium, nickel, cobalt and graphite are truly embedded in the work-flow of our industry.

“Offering these five base prices to The Wall Street Journal’s mainstream audience continues our commitment to supply chain transparency and growing awareness of the lithium ion battery industry as this energy storage revolution gathers pace.

“Well before lithium ion batteries were mainstream, we have worked tirelessly to grow our world class subscription and advisory business whilst at the same time opening up our knowledge to those outside of the active EV supply chain.

“The Wall Street Journal’s coverage of lithium ion batteries has been a central component of mainstream education and our Benchmark prices will bring new interest and participants to our rapidly growing industry.

To subscribe to or learn more about Benchmark’s battery raw price assessments, click here.