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Cathode & Precursor Product Suite

Unmatched analysis of the entire cathode and precursor materials supply chain to help you make smarter, more informed decisions

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What is Cathode & Precursor Research Suite?

Recent trends in the Cathode and Precursors industry focus on enhancing energy density, lowering costs of lithium-ion battery materials, driven by increased demand for electric vehicles and energy storage, and a move towards sustainable manufacturing. Our Cathode & Precursor Research provides unmatched research and analysis worldwide, with global coverage and expert analysts in every major market. 

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Features and workflows

Greatest depth and breadth of cathode and precursors analysis

  • Analyse 10+ cathode chemistries and region-specific NMC costs
  • Track 330+ cathode and precursor plants and analyse 20+ types of cathode materials
  • Forecast market trends up to 2050
  • Comprehensively analysis of global and country-level demand, supply, and price fundamentals
  • Benchmark against industry peers and evaluate growth and acquisition opportunities

Comprehensive Market Outlooks  

  • Strategic Planning Outlook gives you a comprehensive view of global and regional markets for the next 30 years, with data and analysis to 2050.  
  • Investment Horizon Outlook provides an analysis of the investment landscape and market implications for current and anticipated investments for the next 10 years, with data to 2050. 
  • Monthly short-term market outlook on supply, demand, trade, and price forecasts for the next 2 years.  
  • In-depth analysis into all aspects of cathode and precursors materials supply chain and markets.  

Stay Informed 

  • Access to tailored insights into key market themes and our global team of Wood Mackenzie analysts. 

Corporate strategy / Asset acquisition  

Perform detailed analyses of competitor assets to identify potential acquisition targets and assess strategic fit for expansion. 

Conduct financial modelling and cost-benefit analysis to evaluate existing assets and the impact of new projects on the industry cost structure. 


Compare performance metrics against industry peers to identify strengths and weaknesses and develop strategies to improve competitive positioning. 

Analyse operational metrics to assess efficiency and identify competitive drivers, enabling targeted improvements to maintain a competitive edge. 

Procurement, strategic resourcing and planning 

Gain a competitive edge in procurement with our comprehensive price forecasts for benchmarking and purchasing cathode and precursors.  

Utilise forward-looking data to effectively manage project costs and stay informed on evolving battery chemistries and technological trends.

Our market analysis enables you to maintain supply chain resilience and capitalise on emerging opportunities in the cathodes and precursor sector.

Wood Mackenzie is the leading global data and analytics company for the energy transition. A trusted partner for over 50 years, our team has over 2,400 experts across more than 30 global locations who cover the entire supply chain. Our people and products help businesses and governments navigate significant challenges and make informed decisions to gain a competitive edge.   

Frequently asked questions

Here you’ll find answers to the most common questions you may have on Wood Mackenzie's Cathode & Precursor Product Suite. If you have any other questions, get in touch.

We provide a comprehensive coverage of cathode and precursor markets including manufacturing of precursors and cathode active materials, demand trends by main end-uses, cathode technology outlook, cost forecast and regional supply chain analysis.

Access to accurate and reliable market analysis is crucial in remaining competitive amid global economic uncertainties, we provide you with detailed insights into supply, demand, trade flows, and price trends, enabling you to anticipate market movements and make informed strategic decisions.  

Our framework is based on an integrated analysis of mining and metals’ interdependencies across energy and natural resources sectors to give you the most comprehensive knowledge you need to succeed.

Gain direct access to our analysts & industry-leading research to keep ahead of market trends and dynamics. Delivering a quick turnaround on requests and queries, consider us an extension of your team.

Contact an expert

Speak to one of our industry experts today to find out how our comprehensive cathode and precursor market research and analysis can help you.

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