The London Metal Exchange three-month futures for cobalt have been trading above $50,000 per tonne since July, approaching 2018 levels, boosted by increasing sales of EVs in Europe, China and the US. The metal is used in electric vehicles batteries. Although cobalt content in batteries has been cut significantly in recent years, demand is expected to continue to rise as the EV segment remains buoyant around the world.

Historically, Cobalt reached an all time high of 95250 in March of 2018. Cobalt - data, forecasts, historical chart - was last updated on September of 2021.

Cobalt is expected to trade at 52579.30 USD/MT by the end of this quarter, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts expectations. Looking forward, we estimate it to trade at 50246.59 in 12 months time.

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Cobalt
Cobalt is a hard, lustrous, grey metal with a high melting point (1493°C). Cobalt is used mainly in production of chemicals (58 percent), super alloys for gas turbine blades and jet aircraft engines, special steel, carbides, diamond tools and magnets. By far, the biggest producer of cobalt is Congo, followed by Canada, China, Russia and Zambia. Cobalt futures are available for trading in The London Metal Exchange (LME). The standard contact has a size of 1 tonne.
Energy Price Day % Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Crude Oil
USD/Bbl
71.9400 0.6700 -0.92% 3.18% 10.32% 48.27% Sep/17
Brent
USD/Bbl
75.2900 0.3800 -0.50% 3.25% 10.35% 45.35% Sep/17
Natural gas
USD/MMBtu
5.0550 0.2800 -5.25% 2.37% 31.23% 99.09% Sep/17
Gasoline
USD/Gal
2.1749 0.0063 -0.29% 0.97% 1.27% 54.24% Sep/17
Heating oil
USD/Gal
2.2082 0.0028 -0.13% 2.90% 9.25% 48.80% Sep/17
Ethanol
USD/Gal
2.2070 0.0000 0.00% 0.00% -0.59% 54.01% Sep/17
Naphtha
USD/T
676.07 0.8750 -0.13% 2.27% 5.47% 56.24% Sep/17
Propane
USD/Gal
1.28 0.0023 0.18% 5.06% 13.41% 97.55% Sep/17
Uranium
USD/Lbs
50.8000 1.1500 2.32% 19.81% 61.27% 65.47% Sep/17
Methanol
CNY
2,920.00 122.0000 -4.01% 1.39% 8.27% 20.86% Sep/17

Metals Price Day % Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Gold
USD/t.oz
1,754.34 0.9467 0.05% -1.85% -1.86% -7.50% Sep/17
Silver
USD/t.oz
22.380 0.5500 -2.40% -5.64% -4.69% -15.09% Sep/17
Copper
USD/Lbs
4.2355 0.0430 -1.01% -4.78% 2.90% 20.36% Sep/17
Steel
CNY/T
5,728.00 121.0000 2.16% 2.21% 11.64% 35.73% Sep/17
Iron Ore
USD/T
104.50 9.0000 -7.93% -19.31% -33.65% -34.07% Sep/17
Lithium
CNY/T
153,000.00 3,000.0000 2.00% 10.07% 45.71% 229.03% Sep/17
Platinum
USD/t.oz
941.00 8.0483 0.86% -1.52% -5.37% -11.72% Sep/17

Agricultural Price Day % Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Soybeans
USd/Bu
1,283.0000 13.0000 -1.00% 0.61% -5.54% -1.82% Sep/17
Wheat
USd/Bu
707.7500 5.2500 -0.74% 4.85% -4.00% 10.50% Sep/17
Lumber
USD/1000 board feet
633.90 40.0000 6.74% 24.73% 35.45% -27.40% Sep/17
Cheese
USD/Lbs
1.6460 0.0000 0.00% -0.24% 3.33% 0.00% Sep/17
Palm Oil
MYR/T
4,255.00 185.0000 -4.17% -0.54% -1.07% 18.19% Sep/17
Milk
USD/CWT
16.61 0.0000 0.00% 0.12% 2.59% 5.13% Sep/17
Wool
AUD/100Kg
1,352.00 0.0000 0.00% -0.66% 1.27% 15.46% Sep/17
Tea
USD/Kgs
2.73 0.0000 0.00% -16.77% -24.38% -4.88% Sep/17
Rubber
JPY/Kg
193.40 1.4000 0.73% 3.26% -10.46% -28.05% Sep/17
Rice
USD/cwt
13.7850 0.1000 0.73% 4.27% 3.76% 12.62% Sep/17
Canola
CAD/T
876.30 0.8000 0.09% 2.65% -3.15% 39.21% Sep/17
Oat
USd/Bu
542.5000 9.0000 -1.63% 11.28% 8.61% 50.38% Sep/17
Coffee
USd/Lbs
188.15 2.5500 1.37% 1.37% 4.70% 46.71% Sep/17
Sugar
USd/Lbs
19.14 0.3500 -1.80% 1.86% -5.11% 23.56% Sep/17
Cocoa
USD/T
2,660.00 3.0000 0.11% 0.64% 1.14% 2.19% Sep/17
Orange Juice
USd/Lbs
138.05 4.4500 -3.12% -6.15% 4.15% 12.01% Sep/17
Cotton
USd/Lbs
93.26 0.1500 -0.16% -2.07% -2.37% 19.38% Sep/17
Corn
USd/BU
527.5000 2.0000 -0.38% 4.92% -6.10% 8.99% Sep/17

Industrial Price Day % Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Coal
USD/T
177.50 1.5000 0.85% 0.00% 3.20% 120.50% Sep/17
Bitumen
CNY/T
2,972.00 100.0000 -3.26% 0.81% -4.99% 24.77% Sep/17
Palladium
USD/t.oz
2,016.27 17.3164 -0.85% -5.74% -16.91% -17.62% Sep/17
Cobalt
USD/T
53,380.00 1,880.0000 3.65% 3.65% 3.65% 65.83% Sep/17
Lead
USD/T
2,175.00 27.7500 -1.26% -6.99% -12.79% 10.08% Sep/17
Aluminum
USD/T
2,872.50 18.0000 -0.62% -1.80% 12.61% 45.02% Sep/17
Tin
USD/T
34,222.50 72.5000 0.21% 2.29% -3.33% 68.46% Sep/17
Zinc
USD/T
3,067.50 6.5000 -0.21% -1.41% 2.79% 11.50% Sep/17
Nickel
USD/T
19,389.00 27.0000 -0.14% -5.08% 2.64% 17.13% Sep/17
Molybdenum
USD/Kg
46.25 0.0000 0.00% 0.00% 8.95% 96.81% Sep/17
Soda Ash
CNY/T
2,375.00 0.0000 0.00% 0.53% 8.57% 77.24% Sep/17
Neodymium
CNY/T
782,500.00 17,500.0000 2.29% 2.29% 0.97% 25.70% Sep/17
Tellurium
CNY/Kg
525.00 0.0000 0.00% -0.47% -3.67% 12.90% Sep/17
Iron Ore 62% fe
USD/T
123.00 3.0400 2.53% -7.64% -22.93% -21.07% Sep/17
Rhodium
USD/t oz.
12,350.00 1,100.0000 9.78% -25.15% -35.00% -27.35% Sep/17
Gallium
CNY/Kg
1,925.00 0.0000 0.00% 0.00% 0.00% 10.63% Sep/17
Germanium
CNY/Kg
8,650.00 0.0000 0.00% 0.00% 2.37% 21.83% Sep/17
Manganese
CNY/T
34.50 0.0000 0.00% 0.00% 5.34% 10.40% Sep/17
Indium
CNY/Kg
1,700.00 0.0000 0.00% 0.00% 30.27% 42.86% Sep/17

Livestock Price Day % Weekly Monthly YTD Date
Beef
BRL/Kg
20.41 0.0000 0.00% -0.29% 1.49% 12.51% Sep/17
Poultry
BRL/Kgs
8.57 0.0000 0.00% 1.78% 5.41% 42.60% Sep/17
Lean Hogs
USd/Lbs
85.5250 0.0500 0.06% 3.73% -4.01% 21.70% Sep/17
Feeder Cattle
USd/Lbs
154.7500 1.1250 -0.72% 0.32% -2.58% 11.37% Sep/17
Live Cattle
USd/Lbs
122.9250 0.6750 -0.55% -0.41% -0.89% 6.87% Sep/17

Index Price Day % Weekly Monthly YTD Date
CRB Index
Index Points
236.08 1.9390 -0.81% 0.76% 4.34% 32.41% Sep/17
LME Index
Index Points
4,311.50 0.0000 0.00% -2.66% 4.62% 26.27% Sep/17
S&P GSCI
Index Points
2,641.05 18.2490 -0.69% 1.51% 5.67% 33.59% Sep/17
Nuclear Energy Index
USD
1,387.59 18.6100 -1.32% -1.06% 3.36% 10.44% Sep/17
Solar Energy Index
USD
425.25 6.5300 1.56% -0.54% 6.94% -8.89% Sep/17
EU Carbon Permits
EUR
59.50 0.1900 0.32% -2.33% 4.15% 81.85% Sep/17
Wind Energy Index
USD
352.34 1.6566 -0.47% -2.28% -0.23% -7.31% Sep/17