Vanadium prices averaged US$68/kg in March and spot prices are now lower in April. Q1 prices average US$74/kg. Roskill view: The ongoing tolerance period for new rebar standards in China is the main factor contributing to falling vanadium prices. In addition, higher-than-expected substitution of ferrovanadium for ferroniobium in China (caused… Read more
On April 12th, the Corporación Minera de Bolivia (Comibol) announced that it had signed a contract with Bolivian company Carlos Caballero for the construction of a second ore processing plant at the Colquiri mine site in western Bolivia. The contractor received over £50M (US$65M) to develop the plant over the… Read more
Yoshiyuki Ishido joins Roskill with a wealth of knowledge and experience in the commodities research and finance sector. A sales professional in these markets, Yoshi strengthens the Sales team in Asia for Roskill as the Business Development Manager for the Japanese market. Jake Fraser joins Roskill as a consultant to… Read more
Roskill’s Jack Bedder views the market for vanadium as dynamic and diverse and suspects it’ll remain in deficit for some time. He says while supply will remain tight, demand is set to increase considerably over the short term. Roskill’s five-year outlook predicts total market growth of 4% per year.
Roskill’s Jon Barnes talks Proactive London through his views on where copper demand and supply is heading through 2019 and beyond. Barnes says “2018 proved a good year for demand with growth of around 3%, which when compared to average yearly growth of nearly 2–2.5%, it was a good outcome”.… Watch now
Roskill’s Thomas Höhne-Sparborth discusses with Proactive London’s Andrew Scott the outlook for Nickel. He says prices are still relatively low by historical standards—on average, every year between 2004 and 2014, the LME nickel cash price was above the 2018 year-to-date average price. He adds that the push for automotive electrification… 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.
The supply of the raw and refined materials needed for the manufacturing of lithium-ion batteries is becoming as strategic as oil supplies changing the landscape for the automotive, energy and electronics industries and their supply chains globally Battery growth Lithium-ion batteries have become the dominant battery technology in major markets,… Read more
Vanadium prices increased dramatically in 2018 as the market moved into structural deficit. On the supply side, a reduction in global feedstock capacity, dwindling global inventories, feedstock tightness in China, and trade issues contributed to price rises. On the demand side, the introduction of new rebar regulations in China, designed… Read more
The rare earths industry is heading for a turbulent period. The looming addition of tariffs on rare earth raw materials and finished products traded between the USA and China and increasingly stringent environmental inspections disrupting mine and refined rare earth supply in China are exacerbating an already tight market for… Read more
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