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Table of Contents

  1. Cobalt Global Market Summary
  2. Cobalt Global Trends ​
  3. Cobalt Supply Market Outlook​
  4. Cobalt Demand Market Outlook​
  5. Cobalt - Category Strategy Recommendation​
  6. Cobalt - Category Opportunities & Risk​
  7. Impact on Covid-19​ - Cobalt
  8. Cobalt Negotiation Leverage & Talking Points 

 

  1. COVID-19 Section - Cobalt
  2. Cobalt Sourcing Location Watch​
  3. Cobalt Supplier Watch​
  4. Cobalt Industry Watch​
  5. COVID-19 Impact - Cobalt

 

  1. Cobalt Market Analysis
  2. Cobalt Global Market Overview​
  3. Cobalt Market Drivers and Constraints​
  4. Cobalt Regional Analysis​
  5. Porter's Analysis​ on Cobalt
  6. Cobalt Negotiation Support Levers​
  7. Talking Points to (Business/Finance/Suppliers) - Cobalt

 

  1. Cobalt Market Monitoring Insights
  2. Cobalt Cost Structure Analysis​
  3. Cobalt Commodity Price Forecast​
  4. Cobalt Cost Analysis and Expected Savings

 

  1. Cobalt Supplier Analysis
  2. Cobalt - Key Global Suppliers​
  3. Cobalt - Key Regional Suppliers: Capabilities​
  4. Cobalt Top Suppliers in Key Supply Locations: Capabilities​
  5. Cobalt - Key Global Supplier Profile​
  6. SWOT Analysis - Cobalt

 

  1. Cobalt Industry Best Practices & Purchasing Process
  2. Cobalt Sourcing Practices and Contract Model​
  3. Cobalt Procurement Strategies​
  4. Cobalt Purchasing Process: RFP/RFI Builder

 

  1. Cobalt Market Monitoring Insights
  2. Cobalt - Africa​
  3. Cobalt - Madagascar​
  4. Cobalt - DRC

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Cobalt Global Market Outlook

  • The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) continued to dominate the global market share, in terms of mine supply, supplying nearly 70 percent of the mined cobalt

  • Cobalt mine and refined production is estimated to have decreased in 2020, due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic

Impact of COVID-19 on Cobalt Industry

  • Mine production of the metal witnessed a slump in 2020,  owing to the restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic, and the prices witnessed a downtrend in 2020, as compared to 2019.

  • Positive demand outlook for the metal is likely during Q4 2021 and beyond, supported by robustly rising demand from the electric vehicles sector

  • The spread of the new COVID variant, Omicron, in South Africa, has sparked concerns over cobalt supply , as South Africa remains the largest transit point for cobalt transportation in Africa

  • Slack demand from the downstream industries, due to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, weighed on the cobalt market through 2020. However, recovery in market demand and prices can be well expected in 2021.

Global Cobalt Market: Drivers and Constraints

Rapidly rising  demand, particularly from the electric vehicles sector, will continue to remain as the most significant growth driver of the cobalt metal.

Industry Drivers

  • Lithium Ion Batteries – Growth in NEV sales

  • Firm demand from portable electronics, amid roll out of 5G technology

  • Recovery in the aerospace sector to the pre-pandemic levels

Constraints

  • Uncertainty in the demand for the metal due to the impact of COVID-19

  • Logistics disruptions in Africa, affecting the global supply of the material

  • Volatility in Copper and Nickel market

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