Argus Metals provides current metal prices for over 1,000 of the most commonly traded primary and secondary materials across the globe. Argus Metals evolves in sync with the market so that price assessments and supplementary data reflect actual trade dynamics in each region, creating enhanced opportunities to identify favorable trade conditions. Our main focus is price discovery for “open market’ metal products – reporting the prices of metals that are not listed on the major exchanges, but essential to global trade. Explore the Argus difference in your market. 

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Argus provides scrap market prices around the globe, including regional domestic and export pricing in the US and EU as well as pricing in the most active Asian markets. Ferrous scrap prices are complemented by prices for other electric arc furnace steelmaking raw materials, such as pig iron, HBI, iron ore, ferro-alloys and other common steel production costs. Non-ferrous coverage includes prices on secondary materials, base metal premiums, common alloys, minor metals and ferro-alloys, allowing even the most illiquid niche markets an independent mechanism for contract settlement.

Metals markets

Detailed and highly transparent market data for some of the most heavily traded steel inputs around the globe, such as iron ore and coal, differentiate Argus prices from its competitors in these markets. Comparisons between electric arc furnace and blast furnace mill margins are provided as a separate data point, as are spreads between common raw materials and finished steel prices. Any company that consumes steel as a raw material should include the Argus steelmaking raw materials pricing data on its watch list.


Argus provides a full suite of delayed and real-time exchange data, but adds value by displaying it in smart views and consolidated tables that highlight arbitrage opportunities which might otherwise go unnoticed. Supplemented by regional base metal premiums and a fully global view of metals trading in a single package, Argus products are structured to serve the base metal markets in the way that they trade.

Metals markets

Argus covers in depth some of the most highly specialised markets, including rare earths, ferro-alloys, minor metals and electronic metals. Highly skilled at pricing illiquid markets, Argus is able to adapt its methodology to serve niche markets in the most sensible way and continues to adapt based on regular face-to-face market engagement.

Metals markets

Battery raw materials such as lithium and cobalt are becoming critical commodities as demand increases dramatically from emerging electric vehicle production and technology across the globe. Argus’ global footprint and strong track record in pricing illiquid markets makes its complete view of the market one of the most valuable product offerings in this space. Monthly forecast prices and annual in-depth supply and demand data complete the full range of coverage.

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  • ARGUS Ferrous Markets

    From mine to mill, the prices that drive the carbon steel production value chain are covered within the most active trading regions around.
  • ARGUS Metals International

    A collection of raw materials critical to manufacturing today's highly engineered steels, electronics, batteries and technically advanced industrial and consumer products are covered within a single service.
  • ARGUS Metal Prices

    In-depth coverage of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap, along with the associated finished products, provided for key local markets such as the US, and with the breadth that encompasses all major international trading routes.

ARGUS Metals Platform

The Argus Metals platform highlights arbitrage opportunities, help you analyse spreads and correlations between prices, consume and export data, and create customised dynamic reports for different segments.

ARGUS Metals Calculator

The Argus Metals Alloy Calculator allows you to calculate the current value of raw materials in their specific composition for any metal you purchase or sell in a simple interface.


Argus Consulting Services produces short and long-term price outlooks for rare earths, tungsten and battery materials, as well as tailor-made research for companies covering a broad range of metals topics from market fundamentals through price forecasting to technology assessment.

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