The Indian economy grew by 7.1%, in the July-September three-month period, its slowest pace for three quarters and a deceleration from the 8.2% rate achieved in April to June quarter. Nevertheless, India continues to be the world’s fastest growing economy ahead of regional rivals Vietnam and China. Manufacturing output rose… Read more
AVZ Minerals recently announced a significant increase to the mineral resource of its 60%-owned Manono project in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Additional drilling has allowed the company to increase the size of its mineral resource by 57% (on a contained lithium basis). As shown by the accompanying chart, globally,… Read more
Environmental restrictions in China, the world’s largest fluorspar producer by far, have persisted into December 2018, turning the world fluorspar supply/demand balance upside down. Sources within China have reported that acid-grade fluorspar (acidspar) domestic wet powder prices now range between US$510/t and US$570/t, while dry powder prices have reached US$547/t… Read more
Suzanne Shaw, senior analyst at Roskill, explores the future for tantalum with Proactive Investors with particular focus on changes in demand growth, new low-cost supply ramping up in Australia, and the possible shift from current African artisanal production to more sustainable Australian lithium by-product. Meanwhile, prices continue to fall but… Watch now
Roskill director Alison Saxby connects with the Proactive Investors Sydney studio from the Roskill Salt Asia 2018 Conference in Hong Kong, outlining latest trends in the Asian salt market. Growing Chinese demand for high purity salt in chlor-alkali markets is driving salt trade in the region, benefitting suppliers in India and Australia.
Roskill fluorspar manager Kerry Satterthwaite speaks to Proactive Investors about the market fundamentals for fluorspar. Chinese supply disruptions in 2018 have turned the world supply/demand balance for acidspar upside down.
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
Demand for lithium continues to accelerate, fuelled by the growth in portable consumer electronics and more recently Li-ion battery use in automotive applications; even in it’s infancy, automotive accounted for nearly 50% of Li-ion battery output in 2016. Furthermore, with China at the forefront of this drive in vehicle electrification,… Read more
The Tantalum Report includes: Analysis report with forecasts to 2027 Further background data available on request Hard copy and electronic PDF of the report Access to the analysts for discussion around report content Quarterly updates The pattern of tantalum supply is expected to change rapidly and dramatically. In 2017, Africa… Read more
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