Minor & Light Metals / Tantalum: Market Outlook to 2016

Contents

  • 1. Summary
  • 2. Introduction
  • 3. World supply of tantalum to 2011
  • 4. Outlook for world supply of tantalum to 2016
  • 5. Summary of tantalum producers, projects and processors
  • 6. Review of tantalum production, projects and processing by country
  • 7. International trade in tantalum
  • 8. World consumption of tantalum
  • 9. End uses for tantalum
  • 10. Tantalum prices

Tantalum: Market Outlook to 2016

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Chapters Listing

Num Title Pages
1 Summary 9
2 Introduction 7
2.1 Occurrence and reserves of tantalum
2.1.1 Occurrence of tantalum
2.1.2 Reserves and resources of tantalum
2.1.3 Mining and processing of tantalum
3 World supply of tantalum to 2011 11
3.1 Overview
3.2 Primary production
3.2.1 Conventional mines
3.2.2 Artisanal mines and tin slags
3.2.2.1 Artisanal mines
3.2.2.2 Slags
3.3 Secondary supply
3.3.1 Stockpiles/inventories
3.3.2 Recycling of tantalum wastes and scrap
4 Outlook for world supply of tantalum to 2016 3
4.1 Primary production
4.2 Secondary supply
5 Summary of tantalum producers, projects and processors 5
5.1 Primary tantalum producers
5.2 Tantalum projects
5.3 Tantalum processors
6 Review of tantalum production, projects and processing by country 79
6.1 Angola 1
6.2 Argentina 1
6.3 Australia 8
6.3.1 Reserves of tantalum
6.3.2 Production of tantalum minerals
6.3.3 International trade
6.3.4 Producers of tantalum
6.3.4.1 Global Advanced Metals (GAM)
6.3.4.2 Past producers
6.3.5 Tantalum projects
6.3.5.1 Dubbo Zirconia Project
6.3.5.2 Lynas
6.3.5.3 Others
6.4 Austria 2
6.4.1 International trade
6.4.2 Processors of tantalum
6.4.2.1 Plansee
6.4.2.2 Treibacher Industrie
6.5 Bolivia 1
6.6 Brazil 5
6.6.1 Reserves of tantalum
6.6.2 Production of tantalum minerals
6.6.3 International trade
6.6.4 Producers of tantalum
6.6.4.1 LSM Brasil
6.6.4.2 Pitinga
6.7 Burundi 2
6.8 Cameroon 1
6.9 Canada 8
6.9.1 Reserves of tantalum
6.9.2 Production of tantalum minerals
6.9.3 International trade
6.9.4 Producers of tantalum
6.9.4.1 Tanco
6.9.5 Tantalum projects
6.9.5.1 Avalon Rare Metals
6.9.5.2 Commerce Resources
6.9.5.3 Crevier Minerals
6.9.5.4 Critical Elements
6.9.5.5 Houston Lake Mining
6.9.5.6 International Bethehem Mining
6.9.5.7 Others
6.10 Chad 1
6.11 China 9
6.11.1 Reserves of tantalum
6.11.2 Production of tantalum minerals
6.11.3 International trade
6.11.4 Producers of tantalum
6.11.4.1 Minning Tantalum-Niobium Mining Development
6.11.4.2 Yichun Tantalum
6.11.4.3 Other
6.11.5 Processors of tantalum
6.11.5.1 Conghua Tantalum & Niobium Smeltery
6.11.5.2 Duoluoshan Sapphire Rare Metals
6.11.5.3 Fogang Jiata Metals
6.11.5.4 F&X Electro-Materials
6.11.5.5 Jiujiang Jinxin Nonferrous Metals
6.11.5.6 Jiujiang TaNbRe Smelter
6.11.5.7 King-Tan Tantalum Industry
6.11.5.8 Ningxia Orient
6.11.5.9 Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Works
6.12 Colombia 1
6.13 Congo Brazzaville 1
6.14 Cote d?Ivoire
6.15 Czech Republic 1
6.16 Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) 2
6.17 Egypt 1
6.17.1 Tantalum Egypt
6.18 Estonia 2
6.18.1 Molycorp Silmet
6.19 Ethiopia 1
6.19.1 Kenticha
6.20 Finland 1
6.21 France 1
6.22 Gabon 1
6.23 Germany 2
6.23.1 International trade
6.23.2 Processors of tantalum
6.23.2.1 GfE
6.23.2.2 Freiberger NE-Metall
6.23.2.3 HC Starck
6.23.2.4 WC Heraeus
6.24 Ghana 1
6.25 Greenland 1
6.25.1 Tantalum projects
6.25.1.1 Ram Resources
6.25.1.2 Hudson Resources
6.26 Guyana 1
6.27 Guyane 1
6.28 India 1
6.29 Ireland 1
6.30 Japan 2
6.30.1 International trade
6.30.2 Processors of tantalum
6.30.2.1 GAM Technology
6.30.2.2 HC Starck
6.30.2.3 Japan New Metals
6.30.2.4 Mitsui Mining and Smelting
6.31 Kazakhstan 4
6.31.1 Reserves of tantalum
6.31.2 Production of tantalum
6.31.3 International trade
6.31.4 Producers and processors of tantalum
6.31.4.1 Belogorsky Mining-Concentrating Combine
6.31.4.2 Irtysh Chemical-Metallurgical Plant
6.31.4.3 Ulba Metallurgical Plant
6.32 Kenya 1
6.33 Kyrgyzstan 1
6.34 Malawi 1
6.34.1 Globe Metals and Mining
6.35 Malaysia 1
6.36 Mongolia 1
6.37 Morocco 1
6.38 Mozambique 4
6.38.1 Production of tantalum
6.38.2 International trade
6.38.3 Producers of tantalum
6.38.3.1 Noventa
6.38.3.2 Pacific Wildcat Resources
6.39 Namibia 2
6.40 Nigeria 1
6.41 Portugal 1
6.42 Russia 4
6.42.1 Reserves of tantalum minerals in Russia
6.42.2 International trade
6.42.3 Producers and processors of tantalum
6.42.3.1 Lovozero Mining-Concentrating Combine
6.42.3.2 Solikamsk Magnesium Works
6.42.3.3 Technoinvest Alliance
6.42.3.4 Other
6.43 Rwanda 1
6.44 Saudi Arabia 1
6.44.1 Tertiary Minerals
6.45 Sierra Leone 1
6.46 Somalia 1
6.47 South Africa 1
6.48 Spain 1
6.48.1 Solid Resources
6.49 Tanzania 1
6.50 Thailand 3
6.50.1 Production of tantalum
6.50.2 International trade
6.50.3 Producers and processors of tantalum
6.50.3.1 HC Starck
6.50.3.2 Thailand Smelting and Refining (Thaisarco)
6.51 Uganda 1
6.52 Ukraine 1
6.53 UK 2
6.54 USA 5
6.54.1 International trade in tantalum
6.54.2 Processors of tantalum in the USA
6.54.2.1 Cabot Supermetals/GAM Technology
6.54.2.2 Exotech
6.54.2.3 Hi-Temp Specialty Metals
6.54.2.4 Niotan/KEMET Blue Powder
6.54.2.5 HC Starck
6.55 Venezuela 1
6.56 Zambia 1
6.57 Zimbabwe 1
7 International trade in tantalum 9
7.1 Tantalum minerals
7.2 Tantalum products, waste and scrap
8 World consumption of tantalum 5
8.1 World consumption of tantalum to 2011
8.2 Forecast world demand for tantalum to 2016
8.3 Forecast tantalum supply/demand balance to 2016
9 End uses for tantalum 32
9.1 Capacitors 7
9.1.1 Capacitor materials, types and development
9.1.2 Producers of tantalum capacitors
9.1.3 Tantalum capacitors market
9.2 Other electronics applications 2
9.2.1 Sputtering targets
9.2.2 SAW filters
9.3 Alloy additives 12
9.3.1 Use of superalloys in aerospace
9.3.2 Use of superalloys in non-aerospace applications
9.4 Mill products 7
9.4.1 Corrosion-resistant applications for tantalum mill products
9.4.2 Other applications for tantalum mill products
9.5 Cemented carbides 3
9.6 Tantalum chemicals 1
10 Tantalum prices 4
10.1 Tantalum minerals
10.2 Tantalum products

Tables Listing

Num Title
1 World: Forecast supply of primary tantalum, 2012 to 2016
2 World: Forecast demand for tantalum, 2012 to 2016
3 Properties of tantalum
4 Principal tantalum-bearing minerals
5 World: Most likely resource base for tantalum
6 World: Tantalum supply, 2000 to 2011
7 World: Supply of tantalum by source, 2000 and 2011
8 World: Primary production of tantalum, 2011 and base-case forecast to 2016
9 World: Primary production of tantalum, 2011 and alternative forecast scenarios to 2016
10 World: Summary of the main primary sources of tantalum
11 World: Summary of tantalum projects
12 World: Summary of the main processors of tantalum
13 Selected countries: Reported imports of tantalum concentrates from Australia, 2000 to 2011
14 Sons of Gwalia: Tantalum minerals reserves and resources
15 Austria: Imports of tantalum, niobium and vanadium ores and concentrates, 2005 to 2008
16 Austria: International trade in unworked tantalum and tantalum scrap, 2005 to 2011
17 Brazil: International trade in tantalum, niobium and vanadium ores and concentrates, 2006 to 2011
18 Brazil: Exports of tantalum articles, 2006 to 2011
19 Burundi: Production of tantalum minerals, 2000 to 2010
20 Reported imports of tantalum and niobium minerals from Burundi, 2000 to 2011
21 Canada: Exports of tantalum ores and concentrates, 2006 to 2011
22 China: Summary of tantalum minerals deposits
23 China: Imports of tantalum ores and concentrates, 2007 to 2011
24 China: International trade in worked and unworked tantalum, 2007 to 2011
25 F&X Electro-Materials: Production capacity for tantalum and niobium products, 2011 and 2012
26 Czech Republic: International trade in worked and unworked tantalum and tantalum scrap, 2007 to 2011
27 China/Hong Kong: Imports of tantalum minerals from the DRC, 2007 to 2011
28 Molycorp Silmet: Specifications for niobium and tantalum raw materials
29 Estonia: International trade in tantalum, 2007 to 2011
30 Reported imports of tantalum and niobium ores and concentrates from Ethiopia, 2007 to 2011
31 Germany: International trade in tantalum, 2007 to 2011
32 Japan: International trade in tantalum, 2007 to 2011
33 Japan New Metals: Compositions of tantalum-based powders
34 Kazakhstan: Principal deposits of tantalum and niobium-bearing ores
35 Kazakhstan: International trade in tantalum minerals, 2007 to 2011
36 Kazakhstan: Imports of tantalum waste and scrap, 2007 to 2011
37 Kazakhstan: International trade in worked and unworked tantalum, 2007 to 2011
38 Reported imports of tantalum and niobium ores and concentrates from Kenya, 2007 to 2011
39 Kyrgyzstan: Summary of identified niobium and tantalum occurrences
40 Reported imports of tantalum minerals from Mozambique, 2007 to 2011
41 Noventa: Tantalum resources at Marropino and Morrua
42 Namibia: Summary of tantalum and niobium minerals resources
43 Reported imports of tantalum and niobium minerals from Nigeria, 2007 to 2011
44 Russia: Principal deposits of tantalum- and niobium-bearing ores
45 Russia: International trade in tantalum, 2007 to 2011
46 Reported imports of tantalum and niobium minerals from Rwanda, 2007 to 2011
47 South Africa: Imports of tantalum minerals, 2007 to 2011
48 Solid Resources: Estimated tantalum resources at Presqueiras and Taboazas
49 Thailand: Production of tantalum metal and powder, 2006 to 2010
50 Thailand: International trade in tantalum, 2007 to 2011
51 UK: International trade in tantalum, 2007 to 2011
52 USA: International trade in tantalum ores and concentrates, 2005 to 2011
53 USA: International trade in worked and unworked tantalum, and tantalum waste & scrap, 2005 to 2011
54 Principal countries: Exports of tantalum ores and concentrates, 2006 to 2011
55 Selected countries: Imports of tantalum ores and concentrates, 2006 to 2011
56 China/Hong Kong: Imports of tantalum minerals from the Central African region, 2009 to 2011
57 Other countries: Imports of tantalum minerals from the Central African region, 2009 to 2011
58 Japan: Imports of K-salt, 2004 to 2011
59 World: Imports of unworked tantalum, 2006 to 2011
60 World: Imports of worked tantalum, 2006 to 2011
61 World: Imports of tantalum waste and scrap, 2006 to 2011
62 World: Estimated consumption of tantalum by end use, 2005 to 2011
63 USA and Japan: Consumption of tantalum, 2000 to 2011
64 World: Forecast demand for tantalum, 2012 to 2016
65 Applications for tantalum
66 Comparison of the strengths and weaknesses of aluminium, ceramic and tantalum capacitors
67 Properties of lithium niobate and lithium tantalite
68 Applications for SAW components
69 Summary of principal tantalum-bearing alloys
70 General effects of alloying elements on nickel-based superalloys
71 Composition of typical single-crystal nickel-based superalloys
72 Sample superalloys element and cost, 2011
73 World: Leading manufacturers of aircraft engines
74 Mechanical properties of tantalum mill products
75 Reagents to which tantalum is not chemically resistant
76 Corrosion rates for tantalum in hydrochloric acid
77 Physical properties of tantalum carbide
78 Suppliers and fabricators of selected carbides
79 Forecast tantalum prices, 2012 to 2016 (current)
80 Forecast tantalum prices, 2012 to 2016 (constant)

Figures Listing

Num Title
1 World: Probable resource base for tantalum
2 World: Supply of primary tantalum by type, 2011
3 World: Estimated consumption of tantalum by end use, 2011
4 World: Forecast tantalum supply balance, 2012 to 2016
5 World: Tantalum demand and prices, 2005 to 2011 and forecasts to 2016
6 Tin-tantalum processing at Greenbushes
7 Solvent extraction of tantalum and niobium compounds
8 Tantalum supply chain
9 World: Primary production of tantalum, 2011
10 World: Primary production of tantalum from conventional mines, by country, 2011
11 World: Primary production of tantalum from conventional mines, by company, 2011
12 World: Primary production of tantalum from artisanal mines and tins slags, 2011
13 World: Secondary tantalum supply, 2011 and forecasts to 2016
14 Australia: Production of tantalum minerals, 2001 to 2011
15 Brazil: Production of tantalum minerals, 2001 to 2011
16 Canada: Production of tantalum minerals, 2000 to 2011
17 World: Reported imports of worked and unworked tantalum and tantalum waste and scrap, 2006 to 2011
18 Selected countries: Reported imports of worked and unworked tantalum and tantalum waste and scrap, by type, 2011
19 World: Consumption of tantalum, 2005 to 2011
20 World: Estimated consumption of tantalum by end use, 2011
21 World: Supply/demand balance for tantalum to 2016
22 Tantalum capacitor market share by company
23 World: Capacitance market size by material, 2007 to 2012
24 World: Consumption of tantalum capacitors by region, 2010 and 2011
25 USA: Shipments of capacitors of all types, 2000 to 2010
26 Japan: Production of tantalum capacitors, 2000 to 2010
27 World: Estimated division of the high-performance alloys market by region, 2011
28 World: Estimated division of the high-performance alloys market by application, 2011
29 World: Aerospace raw materials demand by weight, 2010
30 World: Aerospace raw materials demand by value, 2010
31 World: Jet airplane and engine deliveries, 1996 to 2011
32 World: Forecast jet airplane and engine deliveries, 2011 to 2016
33 World and China: Forecast air travel demand growth, 2010 to 2028
34 World: Gas turbine power generation orders, 1980 to 2010
35 World: Gas turbine power generation orders by region, 2010
36 World: Forecast gas turbine production, 2011 to 2016
37 Tantalum prices, 2005 to 2011
38 China: Market prices for tantalum products, June 2012

Tantalum: Market Outlook to 2016

  • Published 31/07/2012
  • 164 pages, 80 tables and 38 figures.
  • ISBN 978 0 86214 580 4

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