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SFA (Oxford) has delivered a number of PGM-related assignments to manufacturers and fabricators in the automotive and jewellery industries, including an assessment of the security of supply against new automotive technologies and product cycles, an evaluation of metal suitability for a major automotive catalyst fabricator, a review of the fuel cell industry, and electric vehicle studies which also provided an overview of the lithium market. In collaboration with a major platinum jewellery organisation, we have also produced an in-depth study of the world’s PGM jewellery pipeline and provided analysis and forecasts of the global autocatalyst and jewellery markets, including elasticity to metal prices.

We have also completed numerous bespoke powertrain-related assignments commissioned by a variety of companies, including mining companies, battery manufacturers and conglomerates, for investment cases and supply security against new automotive technologies and product cycles, and long-term market outlooks under varying scenarios for electric vehicle penetration.

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Solutions for end-users

SFA offers a broad spectrum of services for end-users in PGMs, battery metals and materials, green hydrogen and fuel cells, applying our strategic focus and bespoke approach to meet your needs.

Market outlook reports for end-users

The PGM Quarterly Market Report and Price Outlook

Released every three months, this price risk-focused report details-impacting factors for platinum, palladium and rhodium markets for the next three years.

The 2032 PGM Market Report and Price Outlook

Released Bi-annually, our highly-detailed 10-year view provides current, and long-term trends and influences acting on the global PGM markets.

The 2040 PGM Market Report and Price Outlook

Released annually, this ground-breaking forward-looking report analyses the influences and trends on the PGM markets between 2030 and 2040.

The 2050 PGM Market Report and Price Outlook

SFA's new ground-breaking forward-looking report analyses the influences, market risks and trends on the PGM markets out to 2050.

The Ruthenium Market Report and Price Outlook

Stay up-to-date with quarterly 5-year view forecast on ruthenium's technological developments and underlying evolution of supply, demand and end-use applications.

The Iridium Market Report and Price Outlook

A comprehensive quarterly report on iridium market fundamentals and integration of future technologies for new and existing end-users.

Green Hydrogen Metals Market and Price Outlook

A proprietary report unlocking the current and future demands for precious metals (Pt, Ir, and Ru) used in electrolysers and fuel cells for the hydrogen economy.

Battery Metals Quarterly Report and Price Outlook

Our quarterly price risk-focused report details factors impacting the lithium, nickel and cobalt markets for the next five years and future battery technology trends.

Joining the dots between Lithium, Nickel and Cobalt

The SFA team completes a deep dive into the short- to long-term opportunities enabling the success of electric vehicle production across supported regions.

Quarterly Lithium Market Report and Prices Outlook

Released four times a year, SFA's lithium price risk report details short- to medium-term factors impacting the lithium carbonate and lithium hydroxide markets.

Long-term Lithium Market and Prices Outlook to 2040

Released annually, this ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the lithium market and battery technologies out to 2040.

Quarterly Nickel Market Report and Prices Outlook

Released each quarter, SFA's nickel price risk-focused report details the factors impacting nickel sulphate demand, MHP and refined nickel for the next five years.

Long-term Nickel Market and Prices Outlook to 2040

Released annually, this ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the nickel market and battery technologies out to 2040.

Quarterly Cobalt Market Report and Price Outlook

Released each quarter, SFA's cobalt price risk-focused report details cobalt supply and demand impacting factors for the next five years.

Long-term Cobalt Market and Price Outlook to 2040

Released annually, this ground-breaking, forward-looking report analyses the trends and influences on the cobalt market and battery technologies out to 2040.

North America Battery Materials Market Outlook

Significant long-term opportunities exist along the value chain as more supportive legislation drives EV growth, with greater awareness of ESG pressures.

China Battery Materials Market Outlook

China has the largest electric vehicle market in the world, so how can China co-exist with the rest of the world in this sector?

The Lithium Triangle in South America

Argentina, Bolivia and Chile have long been low-cost sources of lithium supply for electric vehicles but greater ESG scrutiny means new processes must be adopted.

Australia Battery Materials Market Outlook Report

With Australia's abundance of battery raw materials, long-term challenges exist to develop its beneficiation strategy towards battery-grade precursor products.

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