Minning Tantalum & Niobium Mining Development Co., Ltd.
YiChun Tantalum & Niobium Mine
As a kind of minor metal, tantalum finds very wide application. About half of
the world's tantalum resources are applied in capacitor.
The report highlights the following aspects:
Reserves, output and price of tantalum ore worldwide; ongoing and
Status quo of China tantalum industry, import & export, price and key
Chinese tantalum capacitor market and downstream consumption filed;
Two world's leading tantalum manufacturers and seven major China-based
tantalum and ore producers;
In 2010, the global output of tantalum ores reached 805 tons. In particular,
the output of Brazil, as the world's largest tantalum ore producer, accounted
for 22.4% of the world's total; while China had low output of tantalum
concentrates, making up no more than 8% of the global total. As China imports
80% tantalum raw materials to meet its consumption, domestic tantalum
processing businesses are mostly restricted by the uncertainty of raw material
supply from overseas market.
For Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, as one of the leading tantalum
manufacturers in the world, the global market occupancy of capacitor-grade
tantalum powder exceeds 25%, while that of capacitor tantalum wire surpasses
60%. Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry is almost fully reliant on the external
purchase to meet its demand for tantalum raw materials, if the 20% contributed
by the joint-stock project Ta-Nb mine in Nanping, Fujian province is excluded.
Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry establishes long-term cooperative
relationship with Yichun Tantalum & Niobium Mine, the largest mine in China;
also, it inked long-term deal with the large Ta-Nb mine in South America, and
with Africa-based small-sized Ta-Nb mine as supplement of spot supplies.
Generally speaking, the raw material source of Ningxia Orient Tantalum
Industry can be primarily guaranteed. However, due to the fact that the
company doesn't possess its own mines, it is hard to keep the cost under
control. As a result, it was forced to bear high risk in case of the short
supply of raw materials. For example, the gross margin from the tantalum
product business of the company in 2009 was just 13.9%.
Gross Margin of Tantalum Products of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, 2006-2011
Source: Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry;
ResearchInChina, Global and China Tantalum Industry Report, 2011
Presently, the Australia-based GAM features more competitive industry chain.
GAM involving in the exploitation of tantalum ore announced in August 2011 to
take over the tantalum processing plant under America-based Cabot, an
international tycoon in the tantalum smelting field.
The report sheds lights on the tantalum ore reserves and key companies in
China and beyond. Also it analyzes the tantalum electrolytic capacitor
industry of China. As a very important component, tantalum electrolytic
capacitor is commonly used in mobile phone (35%), digital camera (34%) and
notebook computer (16%). The short renewal cycle of electronic products is
bound to spur the consumption of tantalum capacitor.
Table of Contents
1. Tantalum Industry Overview
1.1. Definition & Classification
1.2. Industry Chain
2. Global Tantalum Industry Development
2.1. Reserves & Distribution
2.2. Output & Distribution
3. Tantalum Industry Development in China
3.1. Status Quo
3.2. Application Field
3.2.1. Electronics Industry
3.2.2. Mobile Internet & the Internet of Things
3.2.3. Mechanization, Automation & Intelligence
3.2.4. Aerospace Industry
3.3. Import & Export
3.5. Events in 2011-2012
4. Tantalum Capacitor Industry Development in China
4.1. Profile of Tantalum Capacitor
4.2. Market Development
4.3. Downstream Consumer
4.3.1. Mobile Phone
4.3.2. Digital Camera
4.3.3. Notebook Computer
4.3.4. Other New Fields
5. Key Companies in China and the World
5.1.4. Acquisition of Cabot Corp.'s Supermetals business
5.2.3. Supply of Raw Materials
5.2.4. Development Plan in 2012
5.2.5. Development in China
5.3. Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.
5.3.3. Supply of Raw Materials
5.3.4. Product Capacity
5.4. Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Group Co., Ltd.
5.4.3. Development Plan
5.5. KING-TAN Tantalum Industry Ltd
5.6. Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd.
5.7. Jiujiang Yizhong Non-Ferrous Co., Ltd.
5.8. Minning Tantalum & Niobium Mining Development Co.,Ltd
5.9. YiChun Tantalum & Niobium Mine
Tantalum Powder & Tantalum Wire
Classification of Tantalum Applications
Tantalum Processing Industry Chain
Upstream & Downstream of Tantalum Industry Chain
Tantalum Reserves & Distribution Worldwide
Supply Structure of Tantalum Raw Materials
Global Tantalum Ore Output Distribution
Global Tantalum Ore Output, 2000-2010
Global Tantalite (30-35%) Price Trend, 2008-2012
Main Projects of Tantalum and Niobium Mines Worldwide
Applications of Tantalum
Global Tantalum Market Pattern
Tantalum Powder Capacity of Key Companies Worldwide
Operating Revenue & Total Profit of China's Semiconductor Discrete Device
Manufacturing Industry, 2008-2011
Price Trend of Tantalum Concentrates Worldwide and Development Stages of
Number of Satellites Launched in China
China's Import Volume of Tantalum and Niobium Ores, 2011-2012