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Jun 23, 2015, 12:40 ET

Plastics Set to Overtake Paper in Global Talc Market

The dynamics of the world talc industry are changing. New suppliers are entering the international marketplace and upsetting the status quo....

Jun 22, 2015, 14:02 ET

Petroleum Coke: Global Industry Markets and Outlook, 2015 (7th Edition)

The dynamics of petroleum coke supply are changing according to a new report from Roskill.  New coking capacity and the heavier grades of...

Jun 09, 2015, 11:10 ET

Roskill Publishes New Market Outlook for Vanadium; Warns That Supply in China and Russia may Offset Suspension of Mapochs Mine

Roskill's latest vanadium report - now available in three versions - provides an in-depth look at an industry that little information is otherwise...

Apr 16, 2015, 13:21 ET

Evraz Highveld Files for Business Rescue: What Will Be the Impact on the Vanadium Market?

On Tuesday, Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium (Highveld) announced that it "…does not have adequate funding to meet its obligations for the...

Apr 14, 2015, 11:11 ET

How Do You Keep Track of What Is Happening in Individual Commodities?

Keeping track of what is happening in individual commodities, and understanding what any developments mean to the industry is a complicated...

Apr 09, 2015, 12:59 ET

Roskill: Mineral sands industry warns on high-grade deposit depletion

Zircon majors caution that exploration work may need higher prices to be incentivised in face of market growth Leading zircon producers and...

Apr 07, 2015, 11:58 ET

Chinese Fluorochemicals Industry Still High Note of Global Fluorspar Market

China's escalating domestic consumption and increased exports of fluorochemicals continue to be the leading drivers of growth in the global...

Mar 23, 2015, 20:43 ET

Roskill: Why is CBS Investigating the Rare Earths Industry Right Now?

60 Minutes is an American television news programme that is broadcast on the CBS television network. Shares in Molycorp, the only North American...

Mar 19, 2015, 07:41 ET

What Does South32 Mean for the Nickel and Manganese Markets?

In August 2014, BHP Billiton (BHPB) announced that it intended to demerge its aluminium, coal, manganese, nickel and silver assets into a new,...

Jan 23, 2015, 09:46 ET

Roskill: China to Remove Rare Earth Export Taxes in May 2015

The dynamics of rare earths supply are changing again according to a new report from Roskill. On 21 January the Chinese Ministry of Commerce...

Nov 19, 2014, 12:01 ET

Roskill: Rare Earths Industry Evolution at Metal Events’ 10th International Rare Earths Conference

The recent Metal Events' International Rare Earths Conference in Singapore was one of the most successful in its 10 year history. The two largest...

Nov 17, 2014, 13:21 ET

Roskill: FMC Sale Shakes Up the Soda Ash Industry

Over the last few years the soda ash industry has been relatively stable as global consumption continued to recover from the effects of the global...

Oct 09, 2014, 10:03 ET

Soda Ash Market Hit Record Levels in 2013

In 2013, estimated consumption of soda ash reached a record of almost 54Mt following growth in most regions outside North America.  Compared...

Sep 25, 2014, 13:02 ET

Roskill: Zircon Markets Signal Steady Recovery by End of 2014

Zircon consumption is at its lowest point for a decade, having dropped by over 30% to 1Mt since its 2011 peak, but there are signs that demand in...

Jun 09, 2014, 07:48 ET

Tungsten Market Set to Undergo Further Changes to 2018

Demand for tungsten filaments continues to fade.  Global tungsten demand has increased on average by 2.7%py since 2008, although Roskill...

May 12, 2014, 13:04 ET

Roskill: Gallium Market to Benefit as GaN-based LED Lighting Comes of Age

Demand for gallium is forecast to rise rapidly between 2014 and 2020 as general lighting moves away from incandescent and fluorescent lamps to...

Apr 08, 2014, 10:37 ET

Indonesia's Nickel Ban to Affect Non-stainless Industries More Than Others

Prices of nickel breached US$16,500/t last Friday, exceeding the price level recorded 12 months previously. Strong performance of the nickel price...

Mar 03, 2014, 10:41 ET

UN Mercury Treaty Further Boosts New Activated Carbon Market Worth US$ Billions

Mercury is a toxic metal that presents a serious threat both to the environment and human health.  Exposure to mercury can destroy the human...

Feb 18, 2014, 09:27 ET

Roskill: Asian Salt Demand Forecast to Grow at Almost 5%PY to 2018

Worldwide demand for salt is predicted to rise by 2.7%py between 2013 and 2018, but Asia, particularly China and India, will continue to drive...