At the start of June, Roskill attended the seventh seminar of Panorama Minero magazine’s “Lithium in the region of South America”, held in Salta province on 6-7 June. Delegates heard how Argentina still lags behind its neighbour, Chile, in terms of lithium production, accounting for only 13% of global output… Read more
German building materials giant Knauf agreed to purchase USG Corporation for US$44/share in mid-June, following months of talks. The final deal is expected to total US$7Bn and has been agreed by Berkshire Hathaway which owns 31% of USG. Knauf is USG’s second-largest shareholder with 10.5%. USG publically rejected a previous… Read more
CATL, the world’s largest electric vehicle battery producer in sales terms, has raised nearly US$1Bn to finance its expansion as demand for electric vehicles grows in China. Regulators approved its IPO application within only 24 days. CATL was listed on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange on 11 June 2018, followed by… Read more
Cobalt is mostly mined as a by-product of copper or nickel with the copper-cobalt sulphide deposits of the Central African Copper belt being the principal source. The DRC dominates global mine production and accounted for roughly 60% of global supply in 2015.
“Growth in Li-ion battery demand will require fundamental changes to battery raw material industries.” Report includes: Analysis report with forecasts to 2027 Access to the report online through Roskill Interactive for up to 5 users Further background data available on request Hard copy of the report on request Access to… Read more
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.
Global titanium sponge capacity peaked in 2013 at over 330ktpy following significant investment in China fuelled by a boom in demand for industrial applications. Oversupply and weakening demand led to falling prices and capacity closures in 2013–16. Capacity has recovered sharply in later years following the opening of new plants… Read more
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