Investors have kept away from the metals and minerals sector in the last couple of years as the short term outlook of the industry has failed to inspire confidence. Metal prices are falling and yet, demand has remained surprisingly below expected levels. These factors have translated to a lackluster performance of the global metals and minerals industry.
However, experts are strongly of the opinion that the global metals and minerals industry outlook in the long run remains positive. This indicates that the trickle of investments in the metals and minerals sector will gradually gather force, with emerging nations receiving a substantial share of these investments. The demand and prices of metals such as gold, silver, copper, steel, aluminum, and iron are the key indicators of the performance of the global metals and minerals industry. However, if the metals, minerals, and mining industry is to truly reclaim lost ground, it cannot do so without achieving a certain degree of product differentiation and addressing the issue of resource scarcity.
Metals and Minerals Market Research Reports
- Silicon Metal Market (Application - Aluminum Alloys, Silicones/Silanes, Semiconductors, Solar Panels) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024
Published Date: 2016-07-12136 Pages
Silicon metal is derived from quartz (silicon dioxide). It is purified elemental silicon alloyed with significant quantities of other elements such as aluminum and calcium. Key applications of silicon metal include aluminum alloys, silicones/silanes, semiconductors, solar panels, and others (laboratory reagents, etc.). Growth in the building & construction industry in Asia Pacific is projected to boost the consumption of silicones.
- Copper (Wire Rod; Plates, Sheets, & Strips; Rods, Bars, & Sections; and Others) Market for Construction, Electrical & Electronic Products, Transportation, Industrial, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023
Published Date: 2016-03-09182 Pages
Copper is a ductile metal with high electrical and thermal conductivity. It is a versatile metal with excellent chemical, physical, and aesthetic properties. Copper can be recovered from open pit mines or through the in-situ leach process. It is primarily employed in electrical wires, roofing, plumbing, and industrial machinery.
- Tin Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023
Published Date: 2016-03-08128 Pages
Tin, a part of the carbon family, shares chemical similarities with germanium and lead. It is highly malleable and ductile and is capable of being transformed into thin sheet. Tin is unaffected by oxygen and water at room temperatures. It does not corrode or rust easily; hence, tin can be used as a coating material to protect other metals.
- Expanded Perlite Market for Construction Products, Fillers, Horticultural Aggregates, Filtration & Process Aids and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023
Published Date: 2015-07-29101 Pages
Expanded perlite is the processed form of perlite mineral. Perlite is a volcanic siliceous mineral with a glass-like appearance. End-products manufactured from expanded perlite are used in several industries including construction, automotive, horticulture, beverages, personal care, and chemicals.
- Barite Market for Oil and Gas, Chemicals, and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023
Published Date: 2015-07-1398 Pages
Barite is a mineral composed of barium sulfate. It is usually colorless or milky white. It can also be found in different shades of blue, green, or yellow. Barite manifests itself as concretion in sedimentary rocks and has a high specific gravity of 4.50 g/cm3.
- Inorganic Metal Finishing (Pretreatment/Surface Preparation, Inorganic Metal Finishing Process and Consumables and Spares) Market for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Industrial and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020
Published Date: 2015-01-0691 Pages
Demand for inorganic metal finishing is primarily led by growth in automotive and steel industries across the globe. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for inorganic metal finishing technology. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts the demand for inorganic metal finishing on a global and regional level for a six-year period from 2014 to 2020.
- Aluminum Alloys Market for Transportation, Construction, Packaging, Machinery, Electrical and Other End-users - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020
Published Date: 2014-12-0283 Pages
The report analyzes and forecasts the market for aluminum alloys on the global and regional level. Market has been forecast based on volume (kilo tons) and revenue (US$ Mn) from 2014 to 2020. The study includes drivers and restraints of the global aluminum alloys market. It also covers the impact of these drivers and restraints on demand for aluminum alloys during the forecast period.
- Boron Compounds (Borax, Boric Acid and Others) Market for Borosilicate Glass, Fiberglass, Agriculture, Ceramics, Detergents & Soaps and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020
Published Date: 2014-11-2689 Pages
Boron compounds are extremely valuable and versatile. They are used in a wide range of end-user industries. Boron compounds can be divided into three product segments: borax, boric acid and others. Applications of boron compounds range from borosilicate glass to usage in fiberglass, ceramics, agriculture and soaps & detergents.
- Powder Metallurgy Market (Ferrous, Non-ferrous and Others) for Automotive, Electrical and Electronics, Industrial and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020
Published Date: 2014-10-1390 Pages
Demand for powder metallurgy is primarily led by growth in the automotive industry and cost effectiveness of the technology across the globe. Asia Pacific dominates the global market for powder metallurgy. This report by Transparency Market Research analyzes, estimates and forecasts the demand for powder metallurgy on a global and regional level for a six-year period from 2014 to 2020 in terms of volume and revenue.
- Attapulgite (Colloidal and Sorptive) Market for Cat Litter Absorbent, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Paints & Coatings, Medical & Pharmaceutical and Other End-use Industries - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020
Published Date: 2014-10-0886 Pages
Increase in drilling activities coupled with growing demand for cat litter absorbents in developed countries is expected to drive the global attapulgite market between 2014 and 2020. Attapulgite is a naturally occurring clay mineral that belongs to the fuller’s earth family of minerals. It is a crystalline hydrated magnesium aluminosilicate that consists of three-dimensional chain structures, which gives it unique sorptive and colloidal properties.
- Global Ferroalloy Market (Ferrochrome, Ferromanganese, Ferrosilicon and Others) - Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020
Published Date: 2014-07-2972 Pages
Growth in construction and automobile industries is expected to boost the overall demand for steel. This, in turn, is anticipated to drive the global ferroalloy market between 2014 and 2020. Ferroalloys are iron alloys that contain chromium, manganese, silicon or other elements in varying proportions. Ferroalloys are primarily used by the steel industry.
- High Performance Alloys Market (Non-ferrous Alloys, Platinum Group Metal Alloys, Refractory Metal Alloys and Superalloys) for Aerospace, Industrial Gas Turbines, Industrial, Automotives, Oil & Gas, Electronic & Electrical and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2014 - 2020
Published Date: 2014-07-1794 Pages
High performance alloys exhibit excellent mechanical strength, good surface stability and superlative corrosion and oxidation resistance. High performance alloys exhibit excellent mechanical strength and high resistance to creep at high temperatures. In addition, they provide good surface stability and corrosion and oxidation resistance.
- Potassium Chloride Market for Fertilizers, Pharmaceuticals, Industrial and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
Published Date: 2014-05-1579 Pages
Potassium chloride is a metal halide salt composed of chlorine and potassium. It is also known as “Muriate of Potash”, a term which is primarily used in association with its use as a fertilizer. Potash is the most widely used potassium fertilizer and varies in color from red or pink to white depending upon the recovery and mining process used. Other uses of potassium chloride include pharmaceuticals, water treatment chemicals, animal feeds and consumer food products.
- Kaolin (For Paper, Ceramics, Paints & adhesives, Fiberglass, Rubber, Plastics, Cement and Other Applications) & Metakaolin (For Concrete, Mortar and Other Applications) Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
Published Date: 2014-04-25101 Pages
Kaolin is rich in kaolinite and is a fine clay utilized in paper making, ceramics, etc. On the other hand, metakaolin is derived from kaolin and is a dehydroxylated form of kaolinite. The utilization of metakaolin in cement helps in the reduction of carbon dioxide emissions in the surrounding area and thus it is an eco-friendly substitute.
- Calcium Carbonate Market (GCC and PCC) for Paper, Plastic, Building & Construction and Other Applications - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019
Published Date: 2014-03-28102 Pages
The global market for calcium carbonate draws much of its growth from its rising application in the paper as well as plastic industry. The increasing demand for calcium carbonate from the building and construction industry has also been fueling this worldwide market to a great extent.
- Rare Earth Metals Market (Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Europium, Yttrium, Scandium, Terbium & Other Key Elements) -Global Industry Analysis, Applications (Magnets, Catalysts, Metallurgy, Phosphors, Ceramics & Others), Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2012 - 2018
Published Date: 2013-03-19108 Pages
China’s influence over the global rare earth metals market is unlikely to weaken through 2018 as the country boasts the highest reserves of rare earth metals. Although countries such as Russia, India, Australia, and the United States also have substantial reserves of rare earth metals, China leads by a wide margin. This will cause an appreciable portion of all commercial and trading activity in the rare earth metals market to be concentrated in China, states Transparency Market Research (TMR). This projection is substantiated by the estimate that China singlehandedly accounts for over 95% of all rare earth metals produced globally.
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- Tungsten Oxide Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2023
Tungsten has several oxidation states and oxides. Each tungsten oxide has a specific characteristic and feature. Tungsten (III) oxide is grown as a thin film by atomic layer deposition at temperatures ranging from 130 to 250 degree Celsius using a precursor compound. Tungsten (IV) dioxide is a bronze-colored solid with chemical formula WO2.
- Mining Metals Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2024
The mining industry contributes significantly toward the economic and industrial growth of a nation. Major mining metals include lead, copper, tin, zinc, nickel, cobalt, and aluminum. Gold, platinum, palladium, and silver are among the precious mining metals. The global mining metals market has been among the fastest growing. However, in recent years, the market has witnessed slow growth due to the economic slowdown across nations.
- Structural Health Monitoring Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2016 - 2023
Structural health monitoring is an important tool for engineers to assess the safety of critical architectural structures. Structural health monitoring systems comprise of a number of sensing technologies with an integrated measurement controller to capture and analyze a vast amount of real-time data. These systems are designed to monitor as well as test the health and performance of structures such as buildings and stadiums, bridges and dams, air frames, wind turbines, vessels and platforms, and large machinery and equipment.
- Stainless Steel Round Bar Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2016 - 2023
These SS round bars offer excellent properties such as high corrosion resistance, tensile strength, electrical and thermal conductivity, magnetism, toughness, fire resistance, and sustainability as they can be recycled. These superior mechanical properties have led to the huge growth of the SS round bars market globally.
- Cobalt Powder Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2015 - 2023
Cobalt is a hard, grey metal and is generally found in association with nickel in the Earth's crust. Cobalt has many industrial uses due to its unique properties such as retaining its strength at a high temperature, high melting point (1493°C), high thermo-stability, being ferromagnetic, and being multivalent. All these properties of cobalt make it effective for enhancing catalytic action.
- Barium Oxide Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2023
Barium oxide is a hygroscopic compound majorly used for ceramic coating, glass, optical applications. It is a non flammable compound prepared by heating barium carbonate with coke, carbon black or tar. Other method by which barium oxide can be produced is by thermal decomposition of barium nitrate. It is cubical in structure.
- Boron Ore Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends, and Forecast 2014 - 2020
Boron is a chemical element with atomic number 5 and symbol B. Boron is said to be a low abundance element in both the Earth’s crust and solar system, as it is produced directly by cosmic ray spallation and not by stellar nucleosynthesis. Boron is concentrated on Earth owing to water solubility of the naturally occurring compounds such as borate minerals.
- Gold Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2020
Gold is a precious metal and has high ductility as well as malleability, mainly used as jewellery and for investment purposes globally. Gold is currently oversold in a bearish market attributed to its escalating high prices. Gold is considered as the safest bet for investment in devious times of war and high inflation with currency fluctuations.
- Tantalum Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019
Tantalum is a hard, bluish grey, transition metal. Previously it was known as tantalium and is a rare earth metal. It is characterized by its incredibly high melting point which is bettered only by tungsten, rhenium, osmium and carbon. Tantalum along with similar metals such as Neobium, can be found in minerals such as coltan, columbite and tantalite.
- Potassium Hydroxide Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
Potassium hydroxide is a liquid inorganic compound also known as caustic potash. Sodium hydroxide and potassium are mainly employed in the production of potassium hydroxide. Potassium hydroxide is employed in several application segments including soaps, petroleum refining, fertilizers and precursors for several chemicals among others.
- Barium Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
The barium market is expected to register a moderate rate of growth over the remainder of the decade. The report on the barium market conducts a detailed analysis of the various market drivers, restraints, and opportunities to offer pin-point recommendations for growth. The quantitative and qualitative analysis contained in the report is used for obtaining reliable growth forecasts,
- Zirconium Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019
The global zirconium market is recovering from the decline it faced over the last decade. By the end of 2014, the market had indicated a slow but steady growth as the demand is set to stabilize in the future.The global market for zirconium is analyzed on the basis of its geographical distribution. North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, and the Rest of the World
- Industrial Clay Market - Global Industry Analysis, Market Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, Growth and Forecast 2013 - 2019
The report illustrates extensive and reputable information on the global industrial clay market. Observations by key industry experts have been included in this report. The historical statistics regarding the global industrial clay market and the upcoming growth prognosis by means of statistics have been provided to aide industry players in making beneficial decisions.
- Cobalt Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2013 - 2019
Cobalt is a metal found in the earth’s crust. It is usually found in the form of compounds and is rarely encountered as a free element. It usage in human enterprises is also mostly done as a compound rather than a free element. The global cobalt market is experiencing rise in demand in recent years owing to growing demand for rechargeable batteries.
- Phosphorus Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
The report on the global phosphorus market discusses dynamics such as growth drivers, opportunities, trends, and market restraints. While the allotropic forms of phosphorus are many, only red and white phosphorus hold significant commercial significance. Phosphorous-a chemical element-and its derivatives find applications in a variety of industries such as fertilizers,
- Boron Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
Boron, as a raw material, is used by major industries such as agriculture, glass, building and construction, detergents, ceramics, and pharmaceuticals. In day-to-day products, boron finds application as composites used in car body panels, in LCD screens, in insulation grade materials and in glass wool for loft insulation.
- Bentonite Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019
The global bentonite market was adversely impacted by the economic downturn in 2008-2009. However, the market for bentonite recovered in 2010 and is expected to demonstrate positive growth rate in the future due to the increasing importance of bentonite in the oilfield industry.
- Medical Ceramics Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis And Forecasts 2012-2018
The growing demand for ceramics in artificial implant technology has boosted the global medical ceramics market. The report estimates the global medical ceramics market to grow at a CAGR of 3.5% during the period between 2012 and 2018. The report also calculates the estimated valuation of the overall market during the forecast period.
- Nanoparticle Titanium Dioxide (Tio2) Market - Global Industry Size, Share, Trends, Analysis, And Forecasts 2012 - 2018
The strong demand for titanium dioxide Nanoparticle materials in various applications is driving this market. The major application areas of TiO2 Nanoparticles are paints and pigments, sunscreens, plastics, paper, ceramics, skin care, cosmetics, catalysts, printing inks, and glass.
- Ceramic Fiber Market - Global And China Forecast, Share, Size, Growth And Industry Analysis (2010 - 2017)
Products such as board, paper, textile among others, made by ceramic fiber consume less energy and reduce production cost. These products can also withstand very high temperatures and corrosive environments. Thus the demand for ceramic fiber is on a constant rise in industries such as petrochemicals, iron, steel, aluminum and others.
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