Risk Index

Project Blue’s Critical Material Risk Index (CMRI) 2022 provides a criticality ranking for 40 metals and minerals based on a CMRI score. Click on the name of a material to understand more about its CMRI score, or sort the table by “supply risk”, “ESG risk” and “economic importance” components to see how the 40 materials rank and compare.

Cobalt
CMRI Ranking 2022  
Critical Materials
CMRI Score 2022
Supply Risk
ESG Risk
Economic Importance
1
Cobalt
7.89 7.84 8.67 7.17
2
Heavy Rare Earths
7.29 9.22 7.47 5.18
3
Niobium
6.95 9.66 5.07 6.13
4
Magnesium
6.89 8.04 6.00 6.64
5
Light Rare Earths
6.87 8.76 5.73 6.12
6
Aluminium
6.74 5.92 6.40 7.89
7
Graphite
6.63 7.49 6.00 6.40
8
Chromium
6.60 6.22 5.73 7.86
9
Antimony
6.55 7.14 6.53 5.98
10
Vanadium
6.52 6.91 6.27 6.39
11
Tungsten
6.50 6.70 6.00 6.81
12
Silicon
6.46 6.23 6.40 6.75
13
Tantalum
6.42 5.48 8.40 5.38
14
Gallium
6.40 8.58 5.73 4.88
15
Bismuth
6.37 8.56 6.00 4.55
16
Manganese
6.36 5.16 5.47 8.45
17
Boron
6.31 7.06 4.93 6.93
18
Molybdenum
6.29 6.08 5.73 7.07
19
Bauxite
6.23 5.31 5.87 7.52
20
Germanium
6.15 7.91 5.73 4.80
21
Nickel
6.09 4.48 6.40 7.39
22
Fluorspar
6.06 6.66 6.53 4.98
23
Titanium
6.04 6.18 6.00 5.95
24
Scandium
5.99 7.39 5.73 4.84
25
Copper
5.88 4.39 5.07 8.18
26
Zinc
5.88 5.02 6.80 5.82
27
Iron
5.83 4.93 3.87 8.71
28
Indium
5.83 6.70 6.00 4.78
29
Tin
5.63 4.89 5.87 6.12
30
Lead
5.54 4.02 6.40 6.20
31
Lithium
5.52 6.49 5.07 5.01
32
Platinum Group
5.52 5.36 5.47 5.72
33
Tellerium
5.47 5.76 5.87 4.79
34
Zirconium
5.18 6.81 3.60 5.12
35
Hafnium
4.90 7.32 2.53 4.84
36
Silver
4.88 4.03 5.60 5.01
37
Selenium
4.71 5.76 3.07 5.29
38
Strontium
4.54 5.94 3.33 4.35
39
Gold
4.34 3.57 5.87 3.59
40
Rhenium
4.22 5.12 3.20 4.35