Since H2 2019, the outlook for lithium demand has been impacted significantly by a number of issues: firstly, a slowdown in plug-in vehicle sales (including EVs and PHEVs) in the Chinese market; secondly the on-going COVID-19 pandemic which has disrupted supply chains globally; thirdly, the potential for subsequent weak economic… Read more
CBMM has announced that it has replenished its warehouses in Europe, Asia and the USA in recent months and holds stocks sufficient to last for three months. The company produced 110kt of niobium last year, exceeding capacity by 10%, and sold 91.3kt, most of it as ferroniobium. Total sales in… Read more
Malaysian Smelting Corporation (MSC) and Peruvian tin miner Minsur, the world’s third and fourth largest refined tin producers respectively, have both announced they are temporarily suspending operations to comply with government lockdowns to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 outbreak. Additionally, Minsur’s Brazilian subsidiary Mineração Taboca and Namibia’s AfriTin have… Read more
February saw delegates join Roskill’s lithium team once again in sunny Perth for an engaging two days of conference. A host of speakers discussed topics from across the lithium supply chain; from the tenacity of new miners, the progress of project developers, along with a host of technical papers on… Watch now
China accounts for around 77% of global rare earth production. Production at operations outside of China is limited to a small number of locations although there are multiple projects under development in Australia, Canada, the USA and Africa. David gives a brief overview of some of the key questions facing… Watch now
Roskill Copper and Technology metals manager Jessica Roberts gives the low down on the tungsten supply side and explains what tungsten demand looks like in the near term. Tungsten prices have recovered slightly over the last few weeks – but what does this mean for future investors? Further updates to… Watch now
Rapid developments in the lithium industry have continued into 2018, as lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery technologies consumed in a range of end-uses drive demand growth and new operations provide additional raw material supplies.
Nickel use in batteries presently accounts for no more than 3–4% of total nickel demand. Demand for battery-grade nickel is, however, expected to boom over the coming decade as the result of the use of nickel in lithium-ion cathode materials used in electric vehicles (EVs).
China has for several decades been the world’s largest mine and refined producer of tungsten, accounting for just over 80% of mine output in 2019, according to Roskill analysis, or some 61kt of contained tungsten metal. It is similarly dominant in the production of the tungsten intermediates ammonium paratungstate (APT)… Read more
Silicon metal and ferrosilicon are very similar with regard to production process and the geography of world output, but are very different in terms of their applications. Silicon metal is used in the manufacture of aluminium alloys, silicones, semiconductors and, increasingly, in photovoltaic solar applications.
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