News

Insights on global salt markets from the 2018 Roskill Salt Asia Conference

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.

Oil recovery spurs demand for molybdenum

Roskill analyst Olivier Masson discusses the supply and consumption of molybdenum, noting that supply rose by 14% in 2017 – recovering from two consecutive years of decline. Overall demand for the metal is highly linked with developments in the oil & gas industry, thanks to its use in refining and… Watch now

‘On the road… Breakfast at the Tower’ — 9 October 2018 Event Video

On Tuesday 9th October, Roskill presented ‘On the road… Breakfast at the Tower’ — up-to-date market insights on electric vehicle raw materials. Presentations on the lithium, cobalt and rare earths markets were given by Roskill’s lead analysts in the New Armouries Suite, Tower of London.

Tight market for neodymium set to continue with growing NEV demand

Nils Backeberg, senior analyst at Roskill, educates Proactive Investors on today’s markets for rare earth minerals, with particular attention to factors influencing demand and thus prices. Backeberg outlines the potential impact of growth in the electric vehicle market on demand for rare earths-containing permanent magnets.

Tungsten markets returning to growth after years of low prices

Jessica Roberts, head of battery & technology materials at Roskill, talks with Proactive Investors about world tungsten markets ahead of the release in November of Roskill’s new Tungsten Market Outlook report. Roberts discusses the outlook for supply, with particular consideration of the impacts from China’s toughening environmental regulations, noting that… Watch now

North Korea tipped to be a significant future player in Magnesia industry

Alison Saxby, director at Roskill, spoke to Proactive’s Andrew Scott following the release of Roskill’s new 2018 report for magnesium compounds. Saxby says China has dominated world magnesia supply for decades, accounting for 70% of world production capacity and 60% of world production. She adds supply tightness affecting certain magnesia… Watch now

Demand for nickel sulphate set to explode as industry excitement builds

Thomas Höhne-Sparborth, senior economic analyst at Roskill, discusses with Proactive Investors the outlook for nickel sulphate. Nickel sulphate is the key material used to produce precursor materials for lithium-ion batteries. Höhne-Sparborth suspects forecasts that nickel sulphate demand will increase five fold over the next decade are conservative and says the… Watch now

Antimony to experience modest growth over next decade

Jack Bedder and Nils Backeberg from Roskill discuss with Proactive Investors their near term expectations for demand and supply of Antimony. Antimony is mostly used in flame retardants and lead-acid batteries. Together these end-uses accounted for 84% of antimony demand in 2017.

Titanium demand to grow 6% in 2018 as applications set to expand

Jessica Roberts, manager of battery and technology metals at Roskill, tells Proactive’s Andrew Scott Titanium prices have remained relatively stable in recent years, averaging under US$10/kg per quarter since 2016 and that’s encouraged consumption of the metal across industrial applications. However she adds that growth’s coming not just from industrial… Watch now