In early September, the European Commission (EC) published Critical Raw Materials Resilience: Charting a Path towards greater Security and Sustainability – the latest instalment in its decade-long attempt to quantify and qualify critical materials. The EC isn’t alone. Its latest publication follows hot on the heels of a glut of… Read more
The latest release of economic data in China shows retail sales in August to have grown by 0.5% compared to the same period in 2019, the first y-o-y rise since the COVID-19 pandemic hit the country. At the height of the crisis in the country in February, sales were down… Read more
According to data recently released by the National Bureau of Statistics, China’s crude steel production reached 94.9Mt in August, a 8.4% y-o-y increase, reversing the 1.6% m-o-m retreat in July. For the first eight months of the year, China’s crude steel production reached 689Mt, a 3.6% y-o-y increase. Pig iron… 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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