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Chromium: Market forecast to move into period of more modest demand growth

Our analyst Dr. Nils Backeberg discusses the outlook for the chromium market through to 2029. “Southern Africa hosts about 90% of the world’s chromite reserves and resources and accounts for approximately 60% of global chrome ore production.” “After several years of 5-10% annual growth in demand driven by stainless steel… Watch now

Greenfields: First Battery Raw Materials Project Report

Roskill analyst Oliver Heathman and associate Charles Cooper introduce Greenfield Battery Raw Material Projects for the 2020s report. The first of its kind, the study examines over 50 of what they describe as the top greenfield projects that could produce the key raw materials for the Electric Vehicle battery market.… Watch now

Cobalt: Outlook to 2029, market set to double in size

Roskill Director, Jack Bedder speaks to Andrew Scott of proactive on the outlook for cobalt. Although prices have fallen back and market sentiment is depressed, Jack forecasts significant demand growth over the next decade, with the market expected to roughly double in size.

Titanium: Outlook to 2029. 3D printing could be a ‘huge disruptor’

The outlook for titanium through to 2029. Our analysts Jessica Roberts and Adam Coggins speaking to Andrew Scott on the potential disruptors to the titanium supply chain. “By the end of the next decade or so we’ll start to see additive manufactured components (3D printing) in widespread use in aerospace… Watch now

Environmental policy to have fundamental impact on graphite industry

Our analyst Sue Shaw met with Andrew Scott to discuss the 10-year outlook for the graphite industry. “Environmental impacts will be significant and they’ve already caused shortages in both natural and synthetic #graphite over the last decade. Lithium-ion batteries will drive significant consumption growth in both the natural and synthetic… Watch now

Tightening supply bodes well for new vanadium projects

Roskill’s Jack Bedder views the market for vanadium as dynamic and diverse and suspects it’ll remain in deficit for some time. He says while supply will remain tight, demand is set to increase considerably over the short term. Roskill’s five-year outlook predicts total market growth of 4% per year.

Copper prices to move higher as China demand accelerates

Roskill’s Jon Barnes talks Proactive London through his views on where copper demand and supply is heading through 2019 and beyond. Barnes says “2018 proved a good year for demand with growth of around 3%, which when compared to average yearly growth of nearly 2–2.5%, it was a good outcome”.… Watch now

Nickel projects attracting increased investor confidence and interest

Roskill’s Thomas Höhne-Sparborth discusses with Proactive London’s Andrew Scott the outlook for Nickel. He says prices are still relatively low by historical standards—on average, every year between 2004 and 2014, the LME nickel cash price was above the 2018 year-to-date average price. He adds that the push for automotive electrification… Watch now

Salt prices remain healthy despite record levels of trading

Roskill’s Kerry Satterthwaite speaks to Proactive London’s Andrew Scott ahead of next week’s international salt industry conference in Amsterdam. She says China is the world’s largest salt producer but also imported more than 10Mt of it last year, adding that, as a region, Asia is the largest net importer of… Watch now