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Sep 25, 2017, 09:00 ET Roskill View: Rare Earth Market Pressures Revving Into Gear

Rare earth elements (REEs) have found themselves back on the list of materials to follow this year. Amongst many others, rare earth end-use...


Jul 18, 2017, 03:00 ET Roskill: Outlook for Silicon Metal Diverges Sharply From That for Ferrosilicon

Roskill released its new silicon and ferrosilicon market report with forecasts out to 2026 in July. It is essential reading for anyone needing a...


Jul 10, 2017, 04:00 ET Roskill: Batteries Spark Dynamic Change in Graphite Markets

Graphite demand has long been shaped by trends in steel, but this is set to change as lithium-ion battery applications surge ahead to become the...


Jul 03, 2017, 07:30 ET Roskill Acquires the Business of Heinz H. Pariser Alloy Metals and Steel Market Research

The Roskill group is pleased to announce that as of July 1st 2017, it has acquired the business of Heinz H. Pariser Alloy Metals and Steel Market...


Jun 20, 2017, 06:00 ET Tantalum Supply Base Set to Change Again But Risk Factors Remain According to Roskill

The tantalum landscape has witnessed substantial shifts in its supply base. Over the next ten years the market will change once more to look...


May 31, 2017, 09:00 ET Roskill - Lithium Supply Reacts as Automotive Battery Growth Enters Ludicrous Mode

The market for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries was 87GWh in 2016, a ten-fold increase from a decade earlier. Growth has been driven by an increase...


May 30, 2017, 05:00 ET Roskill's New Outlook Report for Tin Sees Batteries Soaring Ahead as Supply Concerns Continue to Support Higher Prices

The market for tin was estimated to be in deficit for a second consecutive year in 2016 according to Roskill, with the deficit amounting to...


May 26, 2017, 05:00 ET Roskill - Vanadium: Supply-side Changes Driving Price Rises

Vanadium prices fell quarter-on-quarter in 2015, with European FeV80 prices averaging around US$13.5/kg in Q4 that year. Prices have not been...


May 24, 2017, 10:00 ET Roskill - Rare Earth Recovery and Automotive Growth

The positive trend for the rare earths industry has continued into mid-2017 with rising Chinese domestic prices for many rare earth products and...


May 18, 2017, 09:06 ET Roskill Information Services: Graphite to 2026 - Battery Anode Applications Supercharge Demand

Graphite supply concerns hit the headlines again in 2017 when it became clear that the electric vehicle revolution would have a faster than...


May 11, 2017, 04:00 ET Roskill - Activated Carbon, New Report with Forecasts to 2025 - Just Published!

Activated carbon markets are at the centre of a controversy surrounding the possible revision of a major US government air pollution rule by the...


May 05, 2017, 06:00 ET Titanium Metal Market Emerges From Past Excesses with More Changes Anticipated - Roskill Information Services

In 2016, aerospace applications accounted for an estimated 45% of the 150kt titanium mill product market. Over the period to 2026, aerospace...


Apr 21, 2017, 06:00 ET Nickel Market Beware: Batteries can no Longer be Ignored - Roskill Information Services

In recent months, news stories on nickel have been dominated by concerns over supply of nickel ores and concentrates from the Philippines and...


Mar 21, 2017, 05:00 ET Roskill's Salt 2017 Conference - Global Opportunities in a New Era for the Salt Supply Chain

In the first few weeks of 2017 there was significant growth in international salt trade, driven by de-icing markets and low shipping rates. Many...


Mar 17, 2017, 05:00 ET Niobium Continues to Attract Investment - Roskill

The global niobium industry has witnessed substantial alterations to its corporate landscape over the past few years. As recently as 2011, the...


Mar 17, 2017, 05:00 ET Molybdenum Prices Set to Continue Recovery in 2017, After Late 2016 Hiatus - Roskill

The fall in molybdenum prices which persisted between the second half of 2014 through to the end of 2015, eventually reached a floor at the start...


Mar 13, 2017, 05:00 ET Cobalt: A Purple Patch for the Blue Metal

Roskill will release its new cobalt market report with forecasts out to 2026 in April. It is essential reading for anyone needing a comprehensive...


Mar 03, 2017, 06:00 ET Cobalt, Tantalum, Niobium, Tungsten & Molybdenum: What Lies Ahead for Minor Metals?

Roskill will be attending the Argus Metals Week in London from 6th - 9th March 2017 Cobalt: will 2017 be a year of change? After several years...


Feb 17, 2017, 06:54 ET Roskill's Salt 2017 Conference - Global Opportunities in a New Era for the Salt Supply Chain

Production of salt is increasing to meet worldwide demand and many of the new salt production projects due on stream by 2020 will produce salt...


Feb 13, 2017, 05:00 ET Activated Carbon, New Report With Forecasts to 2025 – Out Soon

Activated carbon markets were reenergised in April 2016, following the US Court of Appeal's decision to keep the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards...


Jan 30, 2017, 07:00 ET Mining Indaba: Africa Faces Internal and External Pressures to its Raw Material Supply

Indaba remains the largest mining event in Africa The Investing in African Mining Indaba, or Mining Indaba, is dedicated to the successful...


Jan 27, 2017, 05:00 ET Raw Materials in Focus as Lithium-ion Battery Market Development Moves up a Gear

Lithium-ion batteries: Market development and the impact on raw materials The market for lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries was 62GWh in 2015 and...


Jan 20, 2017, 06:00 ET Tungsten Market Looks to Rebalance in 2017

For the last 20 years China has been the world's largest consumer of tungsten. Over this period its share of world tungsten use has increased...


Dec 15, 2016, 10:00 ET Carbon & Chemicals: The Year in Review for Graphite, Salt and Activated Carbon

Carbon and chemicals experienced a complicated year in 2016. Overarching trends included debt reduction by the major public mining companies,...


Dec 15, 2016, 09:00 ET Industrial Minerals: The Year in Review for Titanium Feedstocks, Bauxite & Alumina, and Ground & Precipitated Calcium Carbonate

Overall, it was a mixed year for commodities in 2016. Overarching trends included debt reduction by the major public mining companies, adjustment...