Benchmark Mineral Intelligence signs expert China Analyst to expand lithium, graphite anode and cobalt prices

Benchmark Mineral Intelligence, the market leaders in price assessments for the lithium ion battery supply chain, has signed Albert (Qi) Li as its new China Analyst.

Benchmark, which is globally known for its monthly price assessments and market intelligence on the key battery and electric vehicle raw materials of lithium, graphite and cobalt – has added to its Price Assessment team to focus in on the increasingly important role of China in global pricing structures.

This has already seen Benchmark introduce three new Chinese prices into its Lithium Price Assessment service and 2 new uncoated spherical graphite grades to its Graphite Price Assessment.

Benchmark will also be holding exclusive private field trips to visit many of China’s leading lithium and graphite operations.

Albert Li joins Benchmark from Industrial Minerals where he was responsible for Chinese price collection for a range of critical minerals. Albert also has experience in speciality minerals and chemicals and has become a widely respected authority on the global graphite market.

Andrew Miller, Senior Analyst at Benchmark Mineral Intelligence commented:

“Albert is a fantastic addition to the Benchmark Price Assessment team, having spent the best part of the past decade specialising in critical mineral pricing analysis.”

“China’s growing importance in the global lithium ion battery industry means it is imperative to understand what is happening throughout this supply chain. Albert’s analysis and wide network of contacts will add to Benchmark’s unrivalled insights into the Chinese market for key battery raw materials such as lithium, graphite and cobalt”

Managing Director, Simon Moores, added:

“Albert is one of the world’s best analysts on the Chinese market in the speciality minerals space. Having someone of his calibre on the team will help us dig deeper into China – the centre of the lithium ion revolution – than ever before.”

Albert Li, China Analyst at Benchmark, said:

“In a booming market for lithium ion batteries and EVs, accurate pricing data is a critical  for stakeholders across the supply chain.

“For key battery raw materials such as lithium, graphite, cobalt and nickel, this market information is made more complex by the speciality nature of the materials required.

“By sourcing accurate data directly from those active in the industry such as sellers, buyers, traders and government organisations, Benchmark’s Price Assessments help the industry stay informed and make crucial business decisions.”

For more information about Benchmark Price Assessments or our upcoming China Field Trips please contact Andrew Miller: 

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