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Gallium market to benefit as LEDs come of age

Posted on May 12, 2014

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).

UN mercury treaty further boosts new activated carbon market worth billions

Posted on March 3, 2014

Mercury is a toxic metal that presents a serious threat both to the environment and human health.

Cobalt market may see more changes in 2014

Posted on February 12, 2014

With 2013 behind us, the cobalt market will reflect on a year that saw minimal price movement despite a number of significant developments.

Nickel market may be missing the bigger picture

Posted on December 16, 2013

Six questions for Roskill’s nickel analyst, Thomas Hohne.

Magnesium metal market benefitting from automotive emissions reduction targets

Posted on July 10, 2013

Roskill estimates that consumption of magnesium reached a new peak in 2012.

Lithium demand: it's all about those everyday rechargeable batteries

Posted on May 16, 2013

Battieres accounted for 27% of global lithium consumption.

Roskill: Stability returns to the rhenium market

Posted on January 31, 2013

Primary and secondary resources are sufficient to allow producers and potential producers to keep pace with demand.

Supply shortage of zircon to continue, further price rises unsustainable

Posted on June 16, 2011

Consumption of zircon rebounded strongly in 2010, reaching 1.33Mt, following an 18% fall in 2009 because of the global economic downturn. Growth over the last decade has come mainly from the ceramics and chemical sectors, growing by 4.1% per year and 7.5%py respectively compared to overall market growth of 2.6%py.

Higher construction standards will lead to further growth in demand for vanadium

Posted on August 16, 2010

Prices for ferrovanadium likely to exceed US$50 before 2015, but will not return to highs experienced in 2005 Vanadium prices have shown a high degree of volatility over the last 20 years.   However, in the economic downturn in 2009, the …