View Full Version : Cobalt Prices Explode!

Ardent Listener
30th November 2006, 12:07
Confirmation that Norilsk Nickel of Russia will supply OM Group of Cleveland with cobalt metals for the next five years has pushed market prices nearly 50% over the last two weeks. Under the supply agreement, Norilsk will supply OM Group with 2,500 metric tons/year of cobalt metal, 2,500 metric tons/year of crude cobalt hydroxide concentrate and up to 1,500 metric tons/year of crude cobalt sulfate. The supply agreement also includes a variety of nickel-based raw materials used in OMG’s electronic chemicals business. This has pushed the end-of-the-month world spot price of cobalt metal to $25/lb from $17 in mid-November.