Cost Model Service

Roskill’s Chromium Cost Model Service is designed to provide miners, financial institutions, governments and other industry stakeholders with a detailed understanding of the costs involved in the extraction and metallurgical refining (smelting) of the chromium supply chain. This service will provide a comprehensive overview of the chromium supply chain from ore extraction, beneficiation and transportation, through to the use of ores and concentrates in the production of ferrochrome for steelmaking, as outlined by the diagram below 

An overview of the Chromium CMS industry coverage 

Chromium cost flowsheet


Service Contents & Capabilities 

Comprehensive coverage of global chromium ore and ferrochrome production capacity on an asset-by-asset basis, allowing the user to evaluate production costs across the entire ferrochrome value chain from ore extraction through to smelting. 

Asset Profiles; including data on location, ownership, reserves, resources, capacity, production, and operating costs. Each asset profile will include a breakdown of mining volumes, ore grades, process plant throughput, process plant efficiencies and production on a year‑by‑year basis. 

Production Analysis; overview of current chromium ore and ferrochrome supply and capacity on an asset-by-asset basis from 2015 to 2030, providing users with the capability to build their own granular forecasts for chromium production. 

Cost Analysis; industry cost curves for chromium ore and ferrochrome on multiple metrics, including Total Cash Cost. Chromium ore costs will be seamlessly integrated into the ferrochrome cost structure. Analyse ferrochrome production costs based on feedstock ore that is priced at cost or priced at market value, to reveal the true economics at play for ferrochrome producers who have access to captive feedstock. 

Asset Benchmarking; tools for comparison of assets on a like-for-like basis, with the ability to benchmark hypothetical production capacity against the current industry cost structure and production volumes. Benchmark UG2 production inclusive or exclusive of secondary PGM credits to allow for a more holistic analysis of production economics. 

Flex Model Inputs; functionality to customise metal prices, sectorial inflation assumptions and production efficiencies, enabling deeper insights into the techno-economic controls on the industry cost structure. The model will provide tools to input hypothetical chromium ore export tax, to evaluate the possible effects of changes in export policy on the industry cost structure. 

Subscription Includes: 

  • Excel-based service, downloadable from Roskill Interactive 
  • Regular service updates 
  • Access to the analysts for discussion around the service content 
  • Summary cost report