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Cobalt Product Suite

Leading cobalt market analysis covering the entire cobalt supply chain and major cobalt markets across the world.

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Seize opportunities with actionable insights in the cobalt industry

With increasing electric vehicle production and advancements in battery technology, the cobalt market sees heightened demand and price volatility due to supply chain disruptions, geopolitical tensions and shifts in demand from battery manufacturers.

Our in-depth analysis helps you understand the cobalt industryidentify potential growth opportunities, and mitigate risks effectively, enabling you to make sustainable and profitable decisions.

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Features and workflows

Greatest depth and breadth of cobalt market analysis

  • Understand future supply trends with detailed analysis of existing and upcoming cobalt projects. 
  • Predict cobalt demand using integrated EV and energy storage forecasts. 
  • Stay updated on battery chemistry and technological trends. 
  • Access detailed analysis of cobalt market trends, technology developments, and supply, demand, and price forecasts. 
  • Identify and evaluate new growth opportunities and target high-potential opportunities in the cobalt sector. 

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.  

Cost analysis and asset-level modelling 

Asset coverage of operating mines and projects producing significant cobalt, either as a primary metal or by-product of copper and nickel, and plants refining intermediates into cobalt sulphate and cobalt tetroxide. 

Detailed asset reports and summaries covering operating mines, new projects and refinery plants. 

Analyse and benchmark cobalt assets with our industry cost curves. 

Access granular data and input custom commodity prices, assumptions and inflation by cost segments to flex future cost analysis within the cost curve, asset profile and benchmarking tools.

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. 

Strategic Resourcing and Planning 

Gather and analyse comprehensive data on mining assets, companies, and countries to gain insights into market dynamics and identify trends. 

Analyse cost structures and resource allocation to inform strategic planning, optimise costs, and enhance overall business strategies. 

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 Cobalt Product Suite.

Designed for a diverse range of professionals and organisations in the cobalt industry seeking reliable data, analysis, insights, and tools to navigate the complexities of the landscape.  

This includes copper, cobalt mine owners and operators, battery manufacturers, investment analysts, fund managers, commodity traders, business development managers, supply chain and procurement managers. 

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

We provide individual asset reports and tools, including cost curves and cost models, to empower you to thrive in a competitive landscape. Use it to: 

  • Benchmarking against competitors to optimise costs and margins. 

  • Identify risks, opportunities, and operational efficiencies to enhance profitability. 

  • Stress test with scenario modelling capabilities under Wood Mackenzie’s energy transition scenarios to assess business resilience and optimise planning and investment strategies. 

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Stay ahead of the changes and better understand the nuances of the entire cobalt supply chain by speaking to one of our leading experts today.

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