Steel Alloys

Crude, stainless and special steel markets rely on alloying additions to turn iron into high value products for consumer and industrial use. Roskill’s in-depth knowledge of bulk ferroalloy, non-ferrous and micro alloying element supply, paired with steel market dynamics, gives it an unrivalled edge in these markets.

ChromiumNew

Outlook to 2030, 16th Edition

Chromium is sourced from the mineral chromite, its only currently economic occurrence.  Chromite is used directly in industrial foundry and refractory sands or converted into sodium dichromate for further refinement into other chemicals and chromium metal, but the main consumption is in ferrochrome furnaces to produce an alloy used by…

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ManganesePre-order

Outlook to 2030, 16th Edition

In 2019, manganese ore prices experienced a gradual softening over the first three quarters of the year, followed by an accelerated decline in prices that bottomed out at around US$3.50/dmtu CIF China in November 2019. The key driver of downward pressure on prices was significant production growth, coming from countries…

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MolybdenumPre-order

Outlook to 2030, 16th Edition

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…

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Nickel

Outlook to 2029, 16th Edition

Nickel prices saw little upside in the first half of 2019, but this changed in the third quarter of the year as the Indonesian government surprised the market by bringing forward its export ban on unprocessed ores from January 2022, as originally scheduled, to January 2020. Rumours and reports that…

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Niobium

Outlook to 2029, 15th Edition

Demand for ferroniobium has increased considerably over the past two years. A tight vanadium market coupled with the introduction of new rebar standards in China caused ferrovanadium prices to spike in 2018. This prompted unexpected levels of substitution. Chinese steel makers started to use ferroniobium in Grade 3 rebar which,…

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Silicon & Ferrosilicon

Outlook to 2029, 17th Edition

Silicon metal and ferrosilicon are very similar with regard to production process and the geography of world output, but are very different in terms of their applications. Silicon metal is used in the manufacture of aluminium alloys, silicones, semiconductors and, increasingly, in photovoltaic solar applications.

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Stainless Steel & Alloys Weekly

First published in 1998, this weekly publication provides in-depth coverage of the markets for stainless steel, stainless steel scrap, nickel, chromium and molybdenum. 1 Month Free Trial Fill in a few quick details to request your free 1 month trial to Roskill’s Stainless Steel & Alloys Weekly. Get Free Trial Each…

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VanadiumNew

Outlook to 2029, 18th Edition

It has been a roller-coaster ride for the vanadium market over 2018 and 2019. Vanadium pentoxide (V2O5) prices spiked to US$33.9/lb in November 2018, yet high expectations from new rebar standards and vanadium redox batteries (VRBs) failed to materialise and prices fell back to US$6/lb in January 2020, erasing two…

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