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ニオブ:世界の産業・市場と将来展望

Niobium: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018 - 14th Edition

発行 Roskill Information Services 商品コード 63226
出版日 ページ情報 英文
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ニオブ:世界の産業・市場と将来展望 Niobium: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018 - 14th Edition
出版日: 2018年02月28日 ページ情報: 英文
概要

当レポートでは、世界のニオブ市場の動向見通しについて分析し、市場の基本構造や最新情勢、世界市場の生産量・消費量・需給バランス・価格水準の動向見通し、用途別の詳細動向、主な市場促進要因、主要企業のプロファイル、市場の背景事情などについて分析しております。

目次

  • エグゼクティブ・サマリー
  • ニオブの生産・流通工程:フローチャート
  • 世界の生産量
  • 世界の消費量
  • 国際貿易動向
  • 価格水準
  • 将来展望
  • 付録 (1) 背景事情
  • 付録 (2) 各国市場のプロファイル
  • 付録 (3) 最終用途
  • 付録 (4) 企業プロファイル
  • マクロ経済展望
目次

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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, two in Brazil and one in Canada, and is derived from the mineral pyrochlore. Little, if any, pyrochlore enters international trade as it is converted into ferroniobium and other products before export. 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 steels are thus, often, different to that used in other end products.

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 and heat-resisting steels. Although the unit consumption is very small-fractions of a percent by weight of a tonne of finished steel-the benefits are large. Niobium additions in steel significantly increases strength, so less steel is required overall, which can reduce cost substantially. This has been the basis for the development and growth in the use of steels containing it 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, such as China. The capacity for an increase in niobium intensity of use provides an area of potential growth 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 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?
  • Where are the largest increases in consumption expected to occur?
  • How will the supply base develop over the coming years?
  • What will be the supply-demand balance in 2027?
  • What is the outlook for prices?

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive summary
  • 2. Niobium flowchart
  • 3. World production
  • 4. World consumption
  • 5. International trade
  • 6. Prices
  • 7. Outlook
  • 8. Appendix 1: Background
  • 9. Appendix 2: Country profiles
  • 10. Appendix 3: End uses
  • 11. Appendix 4: Company profiles
  • 12. Macro economic outlook
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