Manganese: High ore stocks in China continue to put pressure on global prices in near term

Over Q3 and Q4 2020, manganese ore prices have softened to around or below US$4/dmtu (CIF China) following the return of South African output to normal at the end of Q2 2020. When the COVID-19 pandemic surfaced, manganese ore prices were already recovering from the low point they slumped to… Read more

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Salt: Adverse weather may reduce Indian salt production and exports in 2021

Higher than average rainfall over the last two monsoons, plus the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, could reduce Indian salt production in 2020/2021. Indian salt production, nearly all solar, was a record 30Mt in 2018/19, of which some 24.4Mt was produced in Gujarat. A high proportion of production, some 13Mt,… Read more

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Outlook to 2030, 17th Edition

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.

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Outlook to 2030, 16th Edition

Roskill estimates that the iron and steel industry accounts for around 80% of primary molybdenum use, while superalloys, molybdenum metal and chemical uses account for the remaining 20% of primary molybdenum use. Following a slight recovery in 2018, the molybdenum oxide price declined by 4.1% in 2019, as fears of a… Read more

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Outlook to 2030, 12th Edition

Besides well-known applications such as containers and traditional lead-acid batteries, tin is predicted to be the metal most impacted by the development of future technologies.

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Outlook to 2030, 19th Edition

World salt trade has shown resilience in 2020 and exports look set to exceed 63.2Mt by the end of the year, around 15% less than world exports in 2019. The fall is undoubtedly a result of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on economic activity around the world.  The regions… Read more

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Automotive: Electric vehicle sales to accelerate following coronavirus pandemic

Senior Analyst Jose Lazuen tackles some of the key questions facing the EV market from Proactive London’s Andrew Scott: What impact is  the Covid-19 pandemic expected to have on the EV industry this year? Why has the Tesla share price skyrocketed recently? Roskill recently published a paper on LFP Cathode… Watch now

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Lithium: key takeaways from Roskill’s Lithium Mine to Market conference

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

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Rare Earths: What alternatives are there to Chinese supply for the global industry?

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

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