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Niobium: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook - 13th Edition

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出版日 ページ情報 英文
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世界のニオブ市場動向 Niobium: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook - 13th Edition
出版日: 2017年03月13日 ページ情報: 英文
概要

当レポートでは、世界のニオブ生産、加工、消費、国際取引、需要動向に加え、様々な用途についても分析しています。

第1章 エグゼクティブサマリー

第2章 ニオブの産出・埋蔵量

第3章 ニオブ鉱石の採鉱・加工

第4章 世界のニオブ供給

第5章 ニオブ生産・加工・プロジェクトのレビュー:国別

第6章 ニオブ鉱物と製品の国際取引

第7章 世界のニオブ消費量(実績および予測)

第8章 スチールにおけるニオブの使用

第9章 その他のニオブの最終用途

第10章 ニオブ価格(実績および予測)

第11章 ニオブの需給バランス予測

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Approximately 90% of all niobium used is consumed as ferroniobium in steelmaking. The rest goes into a wide range of smaller-volume but higher-value applications, such as high-performance alloys (which include superalloys), carbides, superconductors, electronic components and functional ceramics.

Almost all ferroniobium supply is from three industrialised producers in Brazil and Canada and derives from the mineral pyrochlore. Little, if any, pyrochlore enters international trade. Niobium for non-steel applications is typically from other minerals (columbite, columbite-tantalite etc.) that are mostly produced by artisanal mining in Africa and South America. The supply bases for niobium used in different markets are thus very different.

In steel, niobium is used as ferroniobium, mainly in the production of high-strength, low-alloy (HSLA) steels for the construction, automotive and pipeline industries. It is also used in certain types of stainless steel. Although the unit consumption is very small - fractions of a percent by weight of a tonne of finished steel - the benefits are large. Niobium addition makes steel much stronger, so less steel overall is required, which can reduce cost greatly. This has been the basis for the development and growth in the use of steels containing niobium over the last few decades and should be the driver in the years to come. Niobium intensity of use is low in several large, steel-producing nations, providing potential for an increase in niobium demand.

Niobium pentoxide (Nb2O5) is the starting product for most specialised non-steel applications. Nickel-based high-performance alloys are used in the aerospace industry, where high-temperature strength is required. Commercial niobium oxide products are generally termed high-purity (optical-grade) oxide to distinguish them from intermediate forms. Niobium is also produced as pure metal along with other niobium alloys typically containing titanium and zirconium. Niobium chemicals have a wide range of applications, e.g. in catalysts and functional ceramics.

Niobium prices are historically very stable. They moved little in the period up to about 2006, when a producer-driven doubling in prices began, and have remained stable at the higher benchmark. Ferroniobium prices, in particular, are fairly demand-inelastic, with the 2009 slump in demand from the global steel industry having only minimal impact on pricing. The outlook for prices is one of gentle but steady increase; spikes are unlikely.

Roskill experts will answer your questions...

  • What factors will drive future demand for niobium?
  • Where are the largest increases in niobium consumption expected to occur?
  • How will the niobium supply base develop over the coming years?
  • What will be the niobium supply-demand balance in 2026?
  • What is the outlook for niobium prices?

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive summary
  • 2. Occurrence & reserves of niobium
  • 3. Mining & processing of niobium
  • 4. World supply of niobium to 2016
  • 5. Review of niobium production, processing & projects by country
  • 6. International trade in niobium minerals & products
  • 7. World consumption of niobium (historical & forecast to 2026)
  • 8. Use of niobium in steel
  • 9. Other end uses for niobium
  • 10. Niobium prices (historical & forecast to 2026)
  • 11. Forecast niobium supply/demand balance to 2026
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