SFP Metals (UK) Ltd has a dedicated Research Department that provides detailed analysis of all sectors of the cobalt market. This includes regular updates of a broad cross section of indicators relating to the market fundamentals, in addition to specific trade reports and industry reviews. The ‘SFP Weekly Cobalt Press Review’ is now a ‘must have’ for all industry members who wish to stay permanently well informed and currently has over 800 subscribers worldwide.
Quality research underpins all of SFP’s activities in the cobalt market. The Research Department’s primary role is to provide accurate market intelligence to SFP’s marketing team who ensure that all decisions are based on a thorough knowledge of current market conditions. This contributes to SFP’s status as a leading authority in the cobalt market and a company that is able to provide a wide range of specialist services that are based on precise and up to date sources of information from across the industry.
SFP’s commercial credo is firmly founded on the principle that knowledge is everything.
Special Cobalt Reports
Our Special Cobalt Reports are made available below as PDF files. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view them.
SFP Research Dept., 06 February 2011Over the past few months there has been increasing anxiety in the cobalt world as a result of legislation introduced in the USA at the end of last year. The ‘Dodd Frank Act’ addresses several issues related to supply chain management and in particular the use of conflict minerals from the Kivu regions in the Democratic Republic of Congo and related areas.
SFP Research Dept., 05 March 2009A summary of press reports surrounding the LME and Metal-Pages conference on the launch of cobalt and molybdenum contracts
SFP Research Dept., 23 April 2008A summary of issues from the Metal-Pages ‘Metals for the Aerospace Industry’ Conference in Barcelona 2008.
SFP Research Dept., 14 April 2008A summary of market developments in April 2008
SFP Research Dept., 28 March 2008Credit Suisse amend their price forecast in recognition of DRC power constraints