The Beaver Brook Antimony Mine (BBAM) in central Newfoundland has suspended its operations and laid off the majority of its employees in the wake of a second wave of COVID-19. The company’s management stated that it is not financially feasible to operate the mine during the pandemic. It notes that… Read more
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
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
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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