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Minor Metals - Global Market Analysis & Forecast (2018-2024): Covering 25 Metals

DUBLIN, Dec. 6, 2018 /PRNewswire/ --

The "Minor Metals: A Market Analysis" report has been added to's offering.

This report covers the minor metals excluding rare earths, precious metals, and platinum group metals, leaving the remaining 25 metals offering a broad range of characteristics, applications and market opportunities.

This report assesses sourcing and applications for each metal, cautions such as health, safety, and/or environmental concerns, and projects market growth and prices over the forecast period. Market forecasts are provided going out to 2024.

Background on Minor Metals

The 25 metals covered in this report, which excludes rare earths, precious metals, and platinum group metals, are found in a wide range of industries. Minor metals, many of them irreplaceable in critical applications, in most cases are not sourced directly but only by their presence with other base metal ores with their own distinct markets. This characteristic often separates supply from actual market demand and creates fluctuations in price and availability.

Some important minor metals are found in only a few, sometimes politically unstable countries, further contributing to market instability. Toxic metals like mercury and arsenic face dwindling markets as health and environmental regulations make their continued use problematic, while cadmium, also highly toxic, faces even more stringent regulation combined with growing demand in electronics and solar power.

This market study for each minor metal included in the report, background information and a study of sourcing and production, as well as discussion of environmental, health, safety and nutrition issues. Each metal is also subjected to an analysis of current applications and market, with forecasts for demand going out to 2024, and price projections based on the influences of relevant markets and the factors affecting those markets.

Understand the Markets

Commodities, in their demand and prices, have had a few difficult years, and this certainly includes minor metals. The picture has improved, and present expert opinion presents a more favorable outlook for the forecast period. This study begins with an analysis of the end markets that most affect demand and availability for minor metals in general, such as currency markets, aerospace and defense, semiconductors, electronics, consumer products, automotive and others. The suitability of substitutes for some metals and their likely effects on demand are also discussed for individual metals.

Many minor metals are important constituents of more than one end market, and the report's market forecasts balance the relative influence of these various factors on overall demand and pricing.

For many of the metals covered in the report, the forecast period represents a time of significant opportunity. For others, the future is bleak. And for a number, life will continue on pretty much as it has in the past. This study provides a basis for the evaluation of opportunities for these metals in investment and trading, their availability and suitability for manufacture and production of numerous products, and a survey of the commercial and industrial landscape affecting these materials.

Key Topics Covered

Chapter 1 Market Drivers: Overview

1.1 Introduction
1.2 Currencies
1.3 Steel
1.4 Aerospace & Defense
1.5 Semiconductors
1.6 Consumer Products, Electronics
1.7 Automotive
1.8 Commodities
1.9 Nuclear
1.10 A Note About Prices

Chapter 2 Antimony (Sb)
2.1 Background
2.2 Sourcing and Production
2.3 Safety and Health
2.4 Applications
2.5 Market Analysis: Antimony

Chapter 3 Arsenic (As)
3.1 Background
3.2 Sourcing and Production
3.3 Safety and Health
3.4 Applications
3.5 Market Analysis: Arsenic

Chapter 4 Beryllium (Be)
4.1 Background
4.2 Sourcing and Production
4.3 Safety, Health and the Environment
4.4 Applications
4.5 Market Analysis: Beryllium

Chapter 5 Bismuth (Bi)
5.1 Background
5.2 Sourcing and Production
5.3 Safety and Health
5.4 Applications
5.5 Market Analysis: Bismuth

Chapter 6 Cadmium (Cd)
6.1 Background
6.2 Sourcing and Production
6.3 Health, Safety and the Environment
6.4 Applications
6.4.1 Coatings
6.4.2 Pigments
6.4.3 Batteries
6.4.4 Alloying
6.4.5 Electronics and Semiconductors
6.4.6 Other Applications
6.5 Market Analysis: Cadmium

Chapter 7 Chromium (Cr)
7.1 Background
7.2 Sourcing and Production
7.3 Safety, Health and the Environment
7.4 Applications
7.5 Market Analysis: Chromium

Chapter 8 Cobalt (Co)
8.1 Background
8.2 Sourcing and Production
8.3 Health, Safety and Nutrition
8.4 Applications
8.5 Market Analysis: Cobalt

Chapter 9 Gallium (Ga)
9.1 Background
9.2 Sourcing and Production
9.3 Health, Safety and the Environment
9.4 Applications
9.4.1 Industry
9.4.2 Semiconductors
9.5 Market Analysis: Gallium

Chapter 10 Germanium (Ge)
10.1 Background
10.2 Sourcing and Production
10.3 Safety and Health
10.4 Applications
10.5 Market Analysis: Germanium

Chapter 11 Hafnium (Hf)
11.1 Background
11.2 Sourcing and Production
11.3 Safety and Health
11.4 Applications
11.4.1 Nuclear
11.4.2 Alloying
11.4.3 Other applications
11.5 Market Analysis: Hafnium

Chapter 12 Indium (In)
12.1 Background
12.2 Sourcing and Production
12.3 Safety and Health
12.4 Applications
12.5 Market Analysis: Indium

Chapter 13 Lithium (Li)
13.1 Background
13.2 Sourcing and Production
13.3 Health and Safety: Metallic Lithium
13.4 Applications
13.4.1 General Industry
13.4.2 Batteries and Power Storage
13.4.3 Medicine
13.5 Market Analysis: Lithium

Chapter 14 Magnesium (Mg)
14.1 Background
14.2 Sourcing and Production
14.3 Health, Safety & Nutrition
14.4 Applications
14.5 Market Analysis: Magnesium

Chapter 15 Manganese (Mn)
15.1 Background
15.2 Sourcing and Production
15.3 Health, Nutrition and Safety
15.4 Applications
15.5 Market Analysis: Manganese

Chapter 16 Mercury (Hg)
16.1 Background
16.2 Sourcing and Production
16.3 Health, Safety and the Environment
16.4 Applications
16.5 Market Analysis: Mercury

Chapter 17 Molybdenum (Mo)
17.1 Background
17.2 Sourcing and Production
17.3 Health, Safety and Nutrition
17.4 Applications
17.5 Market Analysis: Molybdenum

Chapter 18 Niobium (Nb)
18.1 Background
18.2 Sourcing and Production
18.3 Health and Safety
18.4 Applications
18.5 Market Analysis: Niobium

Chapter 19 Selenium (Se)
19.1 Background
19.2 Sourcing and Production
19.3 Health, Safety and Nutrition
19.4 Applications
19.5 Market Analysis: Selenium

Chapter 20 Silicon (Si)
20.1 Background
20.2 Sourcing and Production
20.3 Safety, Health and Nutrition
20.4 Applications
20.5 Market Analysis: Silicon

Chapter 21 Tantalum (Ta)
21.1 Background
21.2 Sourcing and Production
21.3 Health and Safety
21.4 Applications
21.5 Market Analysis: Tantalum

Chapter 22 Tellurium (Te)
22.1 Background
22.2 Sourcing and Production
22.3 Safety and Health
22.4 Applications
22.5 Market Analysis: Tellurium

Chapter 23 Titanium (Ti)
23.1 Background
23.2 Sourcing and Production
23.3 Safety and Health
23.4 Applications
23.4.1 Chemicals
23.4.2 Pigments
23.4.3 Industry and Aerospace
23.4.4 Medicine
23.4.5 Consumer Products
23.5 Market Analysis: Titanium

Chapter 24 Tungsten (W)
24.1 Background
24.2 Sourcing and Production
24.3 Safety and Health
24.4 Applications
24.4.1 Metallic Tungsten
24.4.2 Chemical Tungsten
24.4.3 Tungsten Carbide and Alloys
24.5 Market Analysis: Tungsten

Chapter 25 Vanadium (V)
25.1 Background
25.2 Sourcing and Production
25.3 Safety and Health
25.4 Applications
25.5 Market Analysis: Vanadium

Chapter 26 Zirconium (Zr)
26.1 Background
26.2 Sourcing and Production
26.3 Safety and Health
26.4 Applications
26.5 Market Analysis: Zirconium

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