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Gallium

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

Demand for gallium is forecast to rise rapidly between 2014 and 2020 as general lighting moves away from incandescent and fluorescent lamps to light-emitting diodes (LEDs). Despite this, the market is oversupplied and predicted to remain so. Between 2010 and 2013 Chinese capacity for production of primary gallium tripled in…

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Indium

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

Consumption of indium grew at an ever-increasing rate from 1990 to 2005 as new applications for indium, notably its use in indium tin oxide (ITO) stimulated demand. Growth slowed a little from 2005 to 2008 and the industry was badly hit by the global downturn in 2009. Market fundamentals began…

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Magnesium Metal

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

World production of primary magnesium, reflecting that in China, rose by an average of 6%py from 500kt in 2002 to 940kt in 2014; preliminary data indicates that production in 2015 fell by 4% to about 900kt in 2015. In 2015, just seven countries reported production of primary magnesium metal. China’s…

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Rare EarthsPre-order

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018

The rare earths industry is heading for a turbulent period.  The looming addition of tariffs on rare earth raw materials and finished products traded between the USA and China and increasingly stringent environmental inspections disrupting mine and refined rare earth supply in China are exacerbating an already tight market for…

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Rhenium

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

Roskill forecasts that rising demand for rhenium in aero engines will likely be satisfied by increasing supply of secondary rhenium contained in ‘engine revert’ produced from end-of-life gas turbine parts. At the 2015 Paris Air Show the big three aero engine manufacturers, GE Aviation, Rolls-Royce and Pratt & Whitney, announced…

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TantalumNew

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

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…

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Tin

Global Industry, Markets & Outlook

In a tumultuous year for tin, after reaching a seven-year low in the beginning of 2016, prices rebounded sharply, gaining as much as 58% to December, and have continued to trade at prices well above US$19,000/t.

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