Battery Materials

Antimony

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

Antimony is mostly consumed in flame retardants and lead-acid batteries. Together these end-uses accounted for 84% of antimony demand in 2017. Consumption trends in these two critical applications for antimony thus shape overall demand dynamics. In both cases, a similar situation prevails: while overall demand (for flame retardants and lead-acid…

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Cobalt

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

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.

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Copper Demand to 2035Pre-order

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2019

Copper — The Electric Metal In 2000, 60% of global copper consumption was directly related to its electrical conductivity properties. The balance was accounted for by its properties of thermal conductivity, machinability, malleability, aesthetics and signal transfer. However, by 2017, electrical conductivity had grown to represent over 75% of the…

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Lithium

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

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.

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Lithium-ion Batteries

Market Development & Raw Materials 2018

“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…

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Natural & Synthetic Graphite

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

Graphite demand is about to enter a period of rapid growth and price escalation. Consumption had previously been led by steel market applications and Chinese industrialisation but had slowed as Chinese steel output growth slowed during the period 2010 to 2017. However, rapid growth in demand for natural flake graphite…

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Nickel SulphatePre-order

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2019

Nickel use in batteries presently accounts for no more than 3–4% of total nickel demand. Demand for battery-grade nickel is, however, expected to boom over the coming decade as the result of the use of nickel in lithium-ion cathode materials used in electric vehicles (EVs).

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