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Global and China Germanium Industry Report, 2012-2015

Abstract

Germanium falls under the category of scattered metal and it is widely applied in hi-tech fields. With proved reserves of 8,600 MMT worldwide, germanium is mainly found in countries like America, China and Canada. In particular, germanium reserves in America makes up 45% of the world's total, followed by China in which the proportion hit 41%. Usually, Germanium ore associates with lead zinc ore; and the exploration of lead zinc ore is likely to pose grave threat to the environment. Given the rigid environmental protection regulations, America is a small germanium ore exploiter and producer, while China produces 70% germanium of the global total.

The development of China germanium industry features a great many of primary products and a small portion of intensive processing products. Given this, the Chinese government has bolstered the development of top-grade germanium products in recent years, vowing that deep-processing products of monocrystalline germanium slices and germanium optical components can enjoy 17% and 15% export tax rebates, respectively. In response to the favorable policy, flagship enterprises including Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co.,Ltd., Yunnan Chihong Zinc&Germanium Co., Ltd., and Nanjing Germanium Technology are setting up downstream products manufacturing bases in a successive way.

Export Rebate Rate of Germanium-related Products in China, 2013

Products2012
Germanium Dioxide0%
Germanium Ingot5%
Monocrystalline Germanium5%
Germanium Optical Component15%
Monocrystalline Germanium Slices for Solar Cell Use17%

Source: Customs; ResearchInChina,
Global and China Germanium Industry Report, 2012-2015

The report highlights the China and worldwide demand and supply of germanium products, and conducts an in-depth survey on the financial situation and development planning of leading industrial players at home and abroad on the basis of the development of major germanium products breakdown markets of China.

As one of the world's most important germanium products manufacturers, Umicore's? electro-optical materials business division is specialized in the production of PV products, LED products substrates, optical materials, and night-vision technology optical components.

Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co.,Ltd. is the only listed company primarily focused on the production of germanium products in China, featuring the most complete germanium industrial chain and the largest amount of germanium metal reserves. In 2013, the company is set to purchase ore exploitation rights to integrate upstream resources. At the same time, downstream germanium products processing projects of the company have been put into production successively, including monocrystalline germanium slices for solar cell use, germanium tetrachloride for optical fiber use and infrared optical germanium lens.

STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

This report provides the industry executives with strategically significantcompetitor information, analysis, insight and projection on thecompetitive pattern and key companies in the industry, crucial to thedevelopment and implementation of effective business, marketing andR&D programs.

REPORT OBJECTIVES

  • To establish a comprehensive, factual, annually updated and cost-effective information base on market size, competition patterns, market segments, goals and strategies of the leading players in market, reviews and forecasts.
  • To assist potential market entrants in evaluating prospective acquisition and joint venture candidates.
  • To complement the organizations' internal competitor information gathering efforts with strategic analysis, data interpretation and insight.
  • To suggest for concerned investors in line with the current development of this industry as well as the development tendency.
  • To help company to succeed in a competitive market, and understand the size and growth rate of any opportunity.

METHODOLOGY

Both primary and secondary research methodologies were used in preparing this study. Initially, a comprehensive and exhaustive search of the literature on this industry was conducted. These sources included related books and journals, trade literature, marketing literature, other product/promotional literature, annual reports, security analyst reports, and other publications. Subsequently, telephone interviews or email correspondence was conducted with marketing executives etc. Other sources included related magazines, academics, and consulting companies.

INFORMATION SOURCES

The primary information sources include Company Reports, and National Bureau of Statistics of China etc.

Table of Contents

1. Germanium Industry Overview

  • 1.1. Definition & Classification
  • 1.2. Application
  • 1.3. Industry Chain

2. Global Germanium Industry Development

  • 2.1. Reserves & Distribution
  • 2.2. Supply & Demand
    • 2.2.1. Supply
    • 2.2.2. Demand
  • 2.3. Competition

3. China's Germanium Industry Development

  • 3.1. Reserves & Distribution
  • 3.2. Policy Environment
    • 3.2.1. Industry Policy
    • 3.2.2. Export Policy
  • 3.3. Supply
  • 3.4. Export
  • 3.5. Price

4. Application Field

  • 4.1. Optical Fiber
  • 4.2. Infrared Optics
  • 4.3. Solar Cell
  • 4.4. PET Catalyst

5 Foreign Enterprises

  • 5.1. Umicore
    • 5.1.1. Profile
    • 5.1.2. Key Financial Indicators
    • 5.1.3. Energy Materials Branch
    • 5.1.4. Germanium Business
  • 5.2. Photonic Sense
    • 5.2.1. Profile
    • 5.2.2. Parent Company

6. Chinese Enterprises

  • 6.1. Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd.
    • 6.1.1. Profile
    • 6.1.2. Germanium Reserves
    • 6.1.3. Output
    • 6.1.4. Operation
    • 6.1.5. Revenue Structure
  • 6.2. Yunnan Chihong Zinc&Germanium Co., Ltd.
  • 6.3. China Germanium Co., Ltd.
  • 6.4. Yunnan Luoping Zinc & Electricity Co., Ltd.
    • 6.4.1. Profile
    • 6.4.2. Output
    • 6.4.3. Operation
    • 6.4.4. Revenue Structure
    • 6.4.5. Gross Margin
  • 6.5. Shaoguan Smelting Plant
    • 6.5.1. Profile
    • 6.5.2. Germanium
    • 6.5.3. Resume Production
  • 6.6. CNGC Night-Vision Science & Technology Group Co., Ltd.
    • 6.6.1. Profile
    • 6.6.2. Operation
  • 6.7. Xilingol Tongli Ge Refine Co., Ltd.
    • 6.7.1. Profile
    • 6.7.2. Investment Project

Selected Charts:

  • Germanium Industry Flow
  • Global Germanium Reserves & Distribution, 2010
  • Global Germanium Output, 2003-2015
  • Global Germanium Output by Region, 2012
  • Global Germanium Consumption, 2008-2015E
  • Global Germanium Consumption by Application, 2011-2015E
  • Production Capacity of Main Manufacturers of High-purity Germanium Dioxide & Zone-refined Germanium Ingot around the globe in 2010
  • Production Capacity of Main Manufacturers of Monocrystalline Germanium around the World, 2010
  • Distribution of Germanium Resources in China, 2010
  • Major Germanium Industrial Policies Released by China
  • Export Rebate Rate of Germanium Products in China, 2007-2013
  • Output of Germanium Metal in China, 2003-2015
  • Export Volume of Germanium Metal in China, 2007-2012
  • Export Price of Germanium Metal in China, 2008-2012
  • Top 10 Export Destinations for Forged Geranium and Its Product in China, 2012
  • Price of Germanium Metal (99.99%min) in China, 2004-2012
  • Price of Germanium Dioxide (99.99%min) in China, 2004-2012
  • Market Demand Forecast for Germanium Applied in Optical Fiber, 2010-2015E
  • Market Demand Forecast for Germanium Applied in Infrared Optics, 2010-2015E
  • Market Demand Forecast for Monocrystalline Germanium Applied in Space Solar Cells, 2010-2015E
  • Market Demand Forecast for Monocrystalline Germanium Applied in Terrestrial Solar Cells, 2010-2015E
  • Market Demand Forecast for Germanium Applied in Solar Cell, 2010-2015E
  • Key Financial Indicators of Umicore Group (Excluding Metal), 2011-2012
  • Operating Indicators of Umicore by Segment, 2012
  • Key Financial Indicators of Jenoptik by Segment, 2011-2012
  • Germanium Reserves of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium, 2012
  • Output of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium, 2010-2014E
  • Operating Revenue & Net Income of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium, 2008-2012
  • Revenue Structure of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. by Product, 2010-2012
  • Revenue of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. by Region, 2009-2012
  • Gross Margin of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd., by Product, 2010-2012
  • Production Situation of Downstream Product Project in 2013
  • Revenue and Net income of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd., , 2012-2014E
  • Germanium Reserves of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2010
  • Germanium Sales Volume of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2008-2012
  • Operating Revenue & Net Income of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2008-2012
  • Revenue Structure of Major Products of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2009-2012
  • Revenue of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium by Region, 2009-2012
  • Gross Margin of Major Products of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2009-2012
  • Revenue and Net income of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2012-2014
  • Ge Concentrate Output of Yunnan Luoping Zinc & Electricity, 2009-2012
  • Operating Revenue & Net Income of Luoping Zinc & Electricity Co., Ltd., 2009-2012
  • Revenue Structure of Yunnan Luoping Zinc & Electricity, 2011-2012
  • Gross Margin of Major Products of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2011-2012
  • Civilian Products Operating Revenue of Night-Vision Science & Technology Group Co.,Ltd. 2010-2011
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