Platts Metals Alert

Key Price Assessments

  • — The world's first daily alumina price assessment - Platts Alumina Index (PAX)
  • — The world's longest published and most widely used daily iron ore Fe 62% North China price assessment - Platts IODEX
  • — The globally traded Platts Australia premium hard coking coal
  • — Platts Aluminum Transaction Premium benchmarks for US, Japan and other key regions
  • — Metallurgical coal, ferroalloys, non-ferrous, light, major, minor and precious metals price assessments
  • — Foreign Exchange, COMEX and NYMEX exchange data
  • — Alongside Platts steel, scrap, iron ore and coking coal price assessments


  • — Make confident trading and investment decisions, with independent and impartial daily reference prices and monthly averages backed by a time-tested and proven methodology
  • — Seize opportunities before your competition, with real-time intelligence to help you understand global and regional ferrous and non-ferrous markets
  • — Follow market activity over time, with reported bids, offers and trades to get real insight on the metals market so you can spot opportunities, threats and keep an eye on your competitors
  • — Understand underlying market dynamics and their potential impact on your strategic plans with expert commentary on global market fundamentals such as raw steel production, imports, exports, inventories, output and more from around the world
  • — Historical data (add-on): Minimize your exposure to risk by monitoring historical trends and identifying future trading patterns

Whether you're a risk manager, research analyst, trader or broker, Platts Metals Alert is a vital tool to support your company's profitability in today's evolving marketplace.


You can receive Metals Alert on your PC via our proprietary platform Platts on the Net - a browser-based platform incorporating an easy and intuitive navigation scheme including user-defined layouts and an improved search engine. Many clients purchase multiple subscriptions to ensure their entire staff has access to information. We'll work with you to ensure our distribution methods meet your specific needs. You can also receive this product via Platts Partners. We have cooperative partnership data delivery and analysis companies to help you leverage the information we provide and extend its value throughout your organization

Why S&P Global Commodity Insights

As an independent commodity price and news provider with robust methodologies, our benchmark commodity prices have become the common language participants use to write contracts, monitor their commodity market, and achieve full transparency around transactions. S&P Global Commodity Insights makes no representation or warranty as to the results to be obtained by market participants who elect to use Platts prices and indices as the basis for transactions.

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