Global energy and commodity price reporting agency Argus has acquired Metal-Pages, a specialist pricing, news and analysis service focusing on speciality metals, rare earths and ferro-alloys. The terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Metal-Pages was established in 2000 and publishes 230 individual metals prices on a twice-weekly basis. Its coverage is international with a particular strength in Asia, where it operates a Chinese language website with domestic prices and news. Metal-Pages also has contributors in India, South Africa, the US, South America and Europe, complementing Argus’ global network of offices.
Metal-Pages price assessments are used by producers, consumers and trading companies as a reference price in spot and term contracts as well as to value stock and evaluate new projects and opportunities. In addition to price information, Metal-Pages publishes information on supply and demand fundamentals, news and analysis and runs market-leading conferences. Metals-Pages staff will join Argus’ international team.