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Minor Metals: A Market Analysis

  • ID: 4539785
  • Report
  • May 2018
  • Region: Global
  • 202 Pages
  • Thintri Inc
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This Report Assesses Sourcing and Applications for Each Metal, Cautions, and Projects Market Growth and Prices to 2024

Minor Metals: A Market Analysis, a new report that explores markets in minor metals. Minor metals are generally defined as those not sourced directly but that rather occur as by-products in sourcing base metals. This report covers the minor metals excluding rare earths, precious metals, and platinum group metals, leaving the remaining 25 metals offering a broad range of characteristics, applications and market opportunities.

This report assesses sourcing and applications for each metal, cautions such as health, safety, and/or environmental concerns, and projects market growth and prices over the forecast period. Market forecasts are provided going out to 2024.

Background on Minor Metals:

“Minor metals” are anything but. The 25 metals covered in this report, which excludes rare earths, precious metals, and platinum group metals, are found in a wide range of industries. Minor metals, many of them irreplaceable in critical applications, in most cases are not sourced directly but only by their presence with other base metal ores with their own distinct markets. This characteristic often separates supply from actual market demand and creates fluctuations in price and availability. Some important minor metals are found in only a few, sometimes politically unstable countries, further contributing to market instability. Toxic metals like mercury and arsenic face dwindling markets as health and environmental regulations make their continued use problematic, while cadmium, also highly toxic, faces even more stringent regulation combined with growing demand in electronics and solar power.

This market study, Minor Metals: A Market Analysis, provides, for each minor metal included in the report, background information and a study of sourcing and production, as well as discussion of environmental, health, safety and nutrition issues. Each metal is also subjected to an analysis of current applications and market, with forecasts for demand going out to 2024, and price projections based on the influences of relevant markets and the factors affecting those markets.

Understand the Markets:

Commodities, in their demand and prices, have had a few difficult years, and this certainly includes minor metals. The picture has improved, and present expert opinion presents a more favorable outlook for the forecast period. This study, Minor Metals: A Market Analysis, begins with an analysis of the end markets that most affect demand and availability for minor metals in general, such as currency markets, aerospace and defense, semiconductors, electronics, consumer products, automotive and others. The suitability of substitutes for some metals and their likely effects on demand are also discussed for individual metals.

Many minor metals are important constituents of more than one end market, and the report’s market forecasts balance the relative influence of these various factors on overall demand and pricing.

For many of the metals covered in the report, the forecast period represents a time of significant opportunity. For others, the future is bleak. And for a number, life will continue on pretty much as it has in the past. This study, Minor Metals: A Market Analysis, provides a basis for the evaluation of opportunities for these metals in investment and trading, their availability and suitability for manufacture and production of numerous products, and a survey of the commercial and industrial landscape affecting these materials.

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Chapter 1 Market Drivers: Overview
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Currencies
1.3 Steel
1.4 Aerospace & Defense
1.5 Semiconductors
1.6 Consumer Products, Electronics
1.7 Automotive
1.8 Commodities
1.9 Nuclear
1.10 A Note About Prices

Chapter 2 Antimony (Sb)
2.1 Background
2.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 2-1 Geographic Segmentation, Antimony Production
2.3 Safety and Health
2.4 Applications
Figure 2-2 Antimony Applications by Share
2.5 Market Analysis: Antimony
Figure 2-3 Antimony Demand Forecast: Metal Hardening, Flame Retardation
Figure 2-4 Antimony Demand Forecast: General Industry, Semiconductors, Other
Figure 2-5 Total Antimony Demand Forecast
Figure 2-6 Antimony Price Projection

Chapter 3 Arsenic (As)
3.1 Background
3.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 3-1 Geographic Segmentation, Arsenic Production
3.3 Safety and Health
3.4 Applications
Figure 3-2 Arsenic Applications by Share
3.5 Market Analysis: Arsenic
Figure 3-3 Arsenic Demand Forecast: Agriculture and Construction
Figure 3-4 Arsenic Demand Forecast: General Industry and Electronics
Figure 3-5 Total Arsenic Demand Forecast
Figure 3-6 Arsenic Price Projection

Chapter 4 Beryllium (Be)
4.1 Background
4.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 4-1 Geographic Segmentation, Beryllium Production
4.3 Safety, Health and the Environment
4.4 Applications
Figure 4-2 Beryllium Applications by Share
Figure 4-3 Beryllium Applications by Share, End Markets
4.5 Market Analysis: Beryllium
Figure 4-4 Beryllium Demand Forecast: Electronic Components, Electronic Substrates
Figure 4-5 Beryllium Demand Forecast: Alloying
Figure 4-6 Total Beryllium Demand Forecast
Figure 4-7 Beryllium Price Projection

Chapter 5 Bismuth (Bi)
5.1 Background
5.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 5-1 Geographic Segmentation, Bismuth Production
5.3 Safety and Health
5.4 Applications
Figure 5-2 Bismuth Applications by Share
5.5 Market Analysis: Bismuth
Figure 5-3 Bismuth Demand Forecast: Alloys, Pharmaceuticals and Chemicals
Figure 5-4 Bismuth Demand Forecast: Metal Additives and Other
Figure 5-5 Total Bismuth Demand Forecast
Figure 5-6 Bismuth Price Projection

Chapter 6 Cadmium (Cd)
6.1 Background
6.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 6-1 Geographic Segmentation, Cadmium Production
6.3 Health, Safety and the Environment
6.4 Applications
6.4.1 Coatings
6.4.2 Pigments
6.4.3 Batteries
6.4.4 Alloying
6.4.5 Electronics and Semiconductors
6.4.6 Other Applications
Figure 6-2 Cadmium Applications by Share
6.5 Market Analysis: Cadmium
Figure 6-3 Cadmium Demand Forecast: Batteries and Coatings
Figure 6-4 Cadmium Demand Forecast: Pigments and Plastic Stabilizers
Figure 6-5 Total Cadmium Demand Forecast
Figure 6-6 Cadmium Price Projection

Chapter 7 Chromium (Cr)
7.1 Background
7.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 7-1 Geographic Segmentation, Chromium Production
7.3 Safety, Health and the Environment
7.4 Applications
Figure 7-2 Chromium Applications by Share
7.5 Market Analysis: Chromium
Figure 7-3 Chromium Demand Forecast: Alloying and Plating
Figure 7-4 Chromium Demand Forecast, Chemical Processing and Other
Figure 7-5 Total Chromium Demand Forecast
Figure 7-6 Chromium Price Projection: Ingot

Chapter 8 Cobalt (Co)
8.1 Background
8.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 8-1 Geographic Segmentation: Cobalt Production
8.3 Health, Safety and Nutrition
8.4 Applications
Figure 8-2 Cobalt Applications by Share
8.5 Market Analysis: Cobalt
Figure 8-3 Cobalt Demand Forecast: Batteries, Alloying and Tools
Figure 8-4 Cobalt Demand Forecast: Catalysts, Pigments and Magnets
Figure 8-5 Cobalt Demand Forecast: Soaps and Other
Figure 8-6 Total Cobalt Demand Forecast
Figure 8-7 Cobalt Price Projection

Chapter 9 Gallium (Ga)
9.1 Background
9.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 9-1 Geographic Segmentation, Gallium Production
9.3 Health, Safety and the Environment
9.4 Applications
9.4.1 Industry
9.4.2 Semiconductors
Figure 9-2 Gallium Applications by Share
9.5 Market Analysis: Gallium
Figure 9-3 Gallium Demand Forecast: Integrated Circuits, Photonics, Alloying & Other
Figure 9-4 Total Gallium Demand Forecast
Figure 9-5 Gallium Price Projection

Chapter 10 Germanium (Ge)
10.1 Background
10.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 10-1 Geographic Segmentation, Germanium Production
10.3 Safety and Health
10.4 Applications
Figure 10-2 Germanium Applications by Share
10.5 Market Analysis: Germanium
Figure 10-3 Germanium Demand Forecast: Fiber Optics, IR Optics, Electronics/Solar
Figure 10-4 Germanium Demand Forecast: Polymer Catalysts, Other
Figure 10-5 Total Germanium Demand Forecast
Figure 10-6 Germanium Price Projection

Chapter 11 Hafnium (Hf)
11.1 Background
11.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 11-1 Geographic Segmentation, Hafnium Production
11.3 Safety and Health
11.4 Applications
11.4.1 Nuclear
11.4.2 Alloying
11.4.3 Other applications
Figure 11-2 Hafnium Applications by Share
11.5 Market Analysis: Hafnium
Figure 11-3 Hafnium Demand Forecast: Superalloys - Aerospace and Non-Aerospace
Figure 11-4 Hafnium Demand Forecast: Nuclear, Hf Oxide
Figure 11-5 Hafnium Demand Forecast: Plasma Tools, Chemical Processing, Thin Films 
Figure 11-6 Total Hafnium Demand Forecast
Figure 11-7 Hafnium Price Projection

Chapter 12 Indium (In)
12.1 Background
12.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 12-1 Geographic Segmentation, Indium Production
12.3 Safety and Health
12.4 Applications
Figure 12-2 Indium Applications by Share
12.5 Market Analysis: Indium
Figure 12-3 Indium Demand Forecast: Coatings
Figure 12-4 Indium Demand Forecast: Alloys and Plating
Figure 12-5 Indium Demand Forecast: Semiconductors and Electrical Components
Figure 12-6 Total Indium Demand Forecast
Figure 12-7 Indium Price Projection

Chapter 13 Lithium (Li)
13.1 Background
13.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 13-1 Geographic Segmentation, Lithium Production
13.3 Health and Safety: Metallic Lithium
13.4 Applications
13.4.1 General Industry
13.4.2 Batteries and Power Storage
13.4.3 Medicine
Figure 13-2 Lithium Applications by Share
13.5 Market Analysis: Lithium
Figure 13-3 Lithium Batteries, Cost per Kilowatt-Hour
Figure 13-4 Lithium Demand Forecast: Ceramics & Glass, Batteries
Figure 13-5 Lithium Demand Forecast: Lubricants, Medical, Other
Figure 13-6 Total Lithium Demand Forecast
Figure 13-7 Lithium Price Projection: Ingot

Chapter 14 Magnesium (Mg)
14.1 Background
14.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 14-1 Geographic Segmentation, Magnesium Production
14.3 Health, Safety & Nutrition
14.4 Applications
Figure 14-2 Magnesium Applications by Share
14.5 Market Analysis: Magnesium
Figure 14-3 Magnesium Demand Forecast: Alloying Aluminum, Die Casting
Figure 14-4 Magnesium Demand Forecast: Other Metallurgical, Other
Figure 14-5 Total Magnesium Demand Forecast
Figure 14-6 Magnesium Price Projection: Ingot

Chapter 15 Manganese (Mn)
15.1 Background
15.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 15-1 Geographic Segmentation, Manganese Production
15.3 Health, Nutrition and Safety
15.4 Applications
Figure 15-2 Manganese Applications by Share
15.5 Market Analysis: Manganese
Figure 15-3 Manganese Demand Forecast: Alloying Steel
Figure 15-4 Manganese Demand Forecast: Alloying Aluminum, Alloying Other, Other
Figure 15-5 Total Manganese Demand Forecast
Figure 15-6 Manganese Price Projection

Chapter 16 Mercury (Hg)
16.1 Background
16.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 16-1 Geographic Segmentation, Mercury Production
16.3 Health, Safety and the Environment
16.4 Applications
Figure 16-2 Mercury Applications by Share
16.5 Market Analysis: Mercury
Figure 16-3 Mercury Demand Forecast: Catalysts, Electrical Components
Figure 16-4 Total Mercury Demand Forecast
Figure 16-5 Mercury Demand Forecast: Mining, Other
Figure 16-6 Mercury Price Projection

Chapter 17 Molybdenum (Mo)
17.1 Background
17.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 17-1 Geographic Segmentation, Molybdenum Production
17.3 Health, Safety and Nutrition
17.4 Applications
Figure 17-2 Molybdenum Applications by Share
17.5 Market Analysis: Molybdenum
Figure 17-3 Molybdenum Demand Forecast: Alloying
Figure 17-4 Molybdenum Demand Forecast: Chemicals, Catalysts and Pigments
Figure 17-5 Molybdenum Demand Forecast: Lubricants and Pure Metal
Figure 17-6 Total Molybdenum Demand Forecast
Figure 17-7 Molybdenum Price Projection

Chapter 18 Niobium (Nb)
18.1 Background
18.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 18-1 Geographic Segmentation, Niobium Production
18.3 Health and Safety
18.4 Applications
Figure 18-2 Niobium Applications by Share
18.5 Market Analysis: Niobium
Figure 18-3 Niobium Demand Forecast: Steels and Superalloys
Figure 18-4 Niobium Demand Forecast: Optics and Electronics
Figure 18-5 Niobium Demand Forecast: Industrial and Other
Figure 18-6 Total Niobium Demand Forecast
Figure 18-7 Niobium Price Projection

Chapter 19 Selenium (Se)
19.1 Background
19.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 19-1 Geographic Segmentation, Selenium Production
19.3 Health, Safety and Nutrition
19.4 Applications
Figure 19-2 Selenium Applications by Share
19.5 Market Analysis: Selenium
Figure 19-3 Selenium Demand Forecast: Alloying and Glass Making
Figure 19-4 Selenium Demand Forecast: Agriculture and Chemicals
Figure 19-5 Selenium Demand Forecast: Pigments, Electronics and Other
Figure 19-6 Total Selenium Demand Forecast
Figure 19-7 Selenium Price Projection, Ingot

Chapter 20 Silicon (Si)
20.1 Background
20.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 20-1 Geographic Segmentation, Silicon Production
20.3 Safety, Health and Nutrition
20.4 Applications
Figure 20-2 Silicon Applications by Share
20.5 Market Analysis: Silicon
Figure 20-3 Silicon Demand Forecast: Alloying, Silicones
Figure 20-4 Silicon Demand Forecast: Electronics and Industrial
Figure 20-5 Total Silicon Demand Forecast
Figure 20-6 Silicon Price Projection

Chapter 21 Tantalum (Ta)
21.1 Background
21.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 21-1 Geographic Segmentation, Tantalum Production
21.3 Health and Safety
21.4 Applications
Figure 21-2 Tantalum Applications by Share
21.5 Market Analysis: Tantalum
Figure 21-3 Tantalum Demand Forecast: Electronics and Alloying
Figure 21-4 Tantalum Demand Forecast: Industrial and Medical
Figure 21-5 Total Tantalum Demand Forecast
Figure 21-6 Tantalum Price Projection

Chapter 22 Tellurium (Te)
22.1 Background
22.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 22-1 Geographic Segmentation: Tellurium Production
22.3 Safety and Health
22.4 Applications
Figure 22-2 Tellurium Applications by Share
22.5 Market Analysis: Tellurium
Figure 22-3 Tellurium Demand Forecast: Steels and Other Alloying
Figure 22-4 Tellurium Demand Forecast: Industrial and Rubber
Figure 22-5 Tellurium Demand Forecast: Solar Panels and Electronics
Figure 22-6 Total Tellurium Demand Foreacast
Figure 22-7 Tellurium Price Projection: Ingot

Chapter 23 Titanium (Ti)
23.1 Background
23.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 23-1 Geographic Segmentation, Titanium Production
23.3 Safety and Health
23.4 Applications
23.4.1 Chemicals
23.4.2 Pigments
Figure 23-2 Titanium: Metallic vs. Oxide
23.4.3 Industry and Aerospace
23.4.4 Medicine
23.4.5 Consumer Products
Figure 23-3 Metallic Titanium Applications by Share
23.5 Market Analysis: Titanium
Figure 23-4 Titanium Demand Forecast: Industrial and Aerospace
Figure 23-5 Titanium Demand Forecast: Defense and Medical
Figure 23-6 Titanium Demand Forecast: Consumer and Automotive
Figure 23-7 Total Titanium Demand Forecast
Figure 23-8 Titanium Price Projection

Chapter 24 Tungsten (W)
24.1 Background
24.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 24-1 Geographic Segmentation, Tungsten Production
24.3 Safety and Health
24.4 Applications
24.4.1 Metallic Tungsten
24.4.2 Chemical Tungsten
24.4.3 Tungsten Carbide and Alloys
Figure 24-2 Tungsten Applications by Share
24.5 Market Analysis: Tungsten
Figure 24-3 Tungsten Demand Forecast: Hard Metals and Alloys
Figure 24-4 Tungsten Demand Forecast: Chemicals and Other
Figure 24-5 Total Tungsten Demand Forecast
Figure 24-6 Tungsten Price Projection

Chapter 25 Vanadium (V)
25.1 Background
25.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 25-1 Geographic Segmentation: Vanadium Production
25.3 Safety and Health
25.4 Applications
Figure 25-2 Vanadium Applications by Share
25.5 Market Analysis: Vanadium
Figure 25-3 Vanadium Demand Forecast: Steel Alloys and Titanium Alloys
Figure 25-4 Vanadium Demand Forecast: Chemicals and Other
Figure 25-5 Total Vanadium Demand Forecast
Figure 25-6 Vanadium Price Projection

Chapter 26 Zirconium (Zr)
26.1 Background
26.2 Sourcing and Production
Figure 26-1 Geographic Segmentation, Zirconium Production
26.3 Safety and Health
26.4 Applications
Figure 26-2 Zirconium Applications by Share
26.5 Market Analysis: Zirconium
Figure 26-3 Zirconium Demand Forecast: Nuclear
Figure 26-4 Zirconium Demand Forecast: Alloys, Industrial and Other
Figure 26-5 Total Zirconium Demand Forecast
Figure 26-6 Zirconium Price Projection

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