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Global and China Molybdenum Industry Report, 2012-2015

Abstract

In 2012, the global economic growth was weak, the bulk commodity demand was reduced, and the prices generally declined. As a result, the molybdenum market remained in the doldrums, the prices showed a downward trend, and the annual average price was USD 12.74 per pound of molybdenum, a decrease of 17.5% from 2011. At the end of 2012, the supply of molybdenum ore decreased, the demand from steel mills increased, and the molybdenum price began to rise.

In 2012, the global molybdenum output was 229 kilotons and the consumption was 225 kilotons, basically in balance. With the recovery of steel demand since the fourth quarter of 2012, the demand for molybdenum is expected to resume growth. After 2014, some mines currently under construction will start production, such as Chile's Sierra Gorda copper-molybdenum mine (controlled by KGHM and Sumitomo Metal) that is expected to start production in 2014. In addition, Grupo Mexico and Rio Tinto also plan to increase production.

Global Molybdenum Output and Consumption, 2010-2015 (Unit: kiloton)

Source: IMOA; ResearchInChina
Global and China Molybdenum Industry Report, 2012-2015

China is a large producer and consumer of molybdenum in the world, and the global increment in the production and consumption of molybdenum in the past two years mainly came from China. In 2012, China produced 92 kilotons of molybdenum (equivalent to metal content), accounting for 40.2% of the global molybdenum output, and consumed 85 kilotons, accounting for 37.8% of the global molybdenum consumption. Due to the national protection on strategic resources, molybdenum resources will be concentrated in large enterprises, and the supply will be effectively controlled.

Global molybdenum producers are mainly concentrated in countries with rich molybdenum reserves such as China, the United States and Chile. Global top 10 molybdenum producers account for 2/3 of the global output. Mineral resources are controlled by major molybdenum companies, and the access to large-quantity and high-quality molybdenum ore resources has become the biggest obstacle to entering the industry.

In 2012, top 10 molybdenum producers accounted for 66.4% of the global output, and the U.S. Freeport was the largest molybdenum producer with a share of 17%, followed by Chile's Codelo and GMexico.

Chinese molybdenum production enterprises are mainly concentrated in the regions with rich molybdenum reserves such as Henan, Shaanxi and Liaoning. Jinduicheng Molybdenum and Luoyang Molybdenum, the owners of world-class molybdenum mines Jinduicheng Molybdenum Mine and Luanchuan Molybdenum Mine respectively, are in the forefront of the world, and ranked fourth and fifth respectively in the world in terms of molybdenum output in 2012.

With six chapters and 89 charts, Global and China Molybdenum Industry Report, 2012-2015 makes an in-depth analysis of the development background, current status and market pattern of molybdenum industry in China and worldwide, and sheds light on the production, operation and development trend of global molybdenum industry leaders such as FCX and GMexico as well as Chinese enterprises including Jinduicheng Molybdenum and Luoyang Molybdenum.

STUDY GOAL AND OBJECTIVES

This report provides the industry executives with strategically significant competitor information, analysis, insight and projection on the competitive pattern and key companies in the industry, crucial to the development and implementation of effective business, marketing and R&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 the 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. Molybdenum Industry Overview

  • 1.1. Basic Properties of Molybdenum
  • 1.2. Classification of Molybdenum Products
  • 1.3. Industry Chain
  • 1.4. Application

2. Development of Global Molybdenum Industry

  • 2.1. Global Molybdenum Reserves and Distribution
  • 2.2. Exploitation
  • 2.3. Supply
    • 2.3.1. Supply Structure
    • 2.3.2. Major Molybdenum Producers
  • 2.4. Demand
  • 2.5. Competition Pattern of Corporations Worldwide
  • 2.6. Summary and Prospect

3. Development of China Molybdenum Industry

  • 3.1. Policy Adjustment
    • 3.1.1. Entry Policy
    • 3.1.2. Export Quota Policy
    • 3.1.3. Export Duty Policy
  • 3.2. Molybdenum Reserves and Distribution in China
  • 3.3. Supply
  • 3.4. Consumer Demand
  • 3.5. Prices
    • 3.5.1. Prices in China
  • 3.6. Summary and Prospect

4. Import and Export of China Molybdenum Industry

  • 4.1. Net Export Scale of Molybdenum Products
  • 4.2. Import and Export of Main Molybdenum Products
    • 4.2.1. Import and Export Structure of Molybdenum Products in China
    • 4.2.2. Primary Molybdenum Products
    • 4.2.3. Molybdenum Chemical Products
    • 4.2.4. Molybdenum Metal Products
  • 4.3. Summary

5. Key Corporations Worldwide

  • 5.1. FCX
    • 5.1.1. Profile
    • 5.1.2. Molybdenum Reserves
    • 5.1.3. Operation
  • 5.2. Codelco
    • 5.2.1. Profile
    • 5.2.2. Production
    • 5.2.3. Operation
  • 5.3. GMexico
    • 5.3.1. Profile
    • 5.3.2. Operation
  • 5.4. Thompson Creek
    • 5.4.1. Profile
    • 5.4.2. Molybdenum Reserves
    • 5.4.3. Production
    • 5.4.4. Operation
  • 5.5. Summary

6. Key Players in China

  • 6.1. China Molybdenum Co., Ltd
    • 6.1.1. Profile
    • 6.1.2. Molybdenum Reserves
    • 6.1.3. Operation
  • 6.2. Jinduicheng Molybdenum
    • 6.2.1. Profile
    • 6.2.2. Molybdenum Reserves
    • 6.2.3. Capacity Expansion
    • 6.2.4. Operation
  • 6.3. Jinzhou New China Dragon Moly Co., Ltd
    • 6.3.1. Profile
    • 6.3.2. Capacity Expansion
    • 6.3.3. Operation
    • 6.3.4. Strategic Planning
  • 6.4. Tianbao Mining Group
    • 6.4.1. Profile
    • 6.4.2. Operation
    • 6.4.3. Major Events
  • 6.5. Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd
    • 6.5.1. Profile
    • 6.5.2. Operation
    • 6.5.3. Summy
  • 6.6. Huludao Wonful Resources Inc.
    • 6.6.1. Profile
    • 6.6.2. Operation
  • 6.7. Shunchi Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Co., Ltd
    • 6.7.1. Profile
    • 6.7.2. Operation
    • 6.7.3. Key Projects
  • 6.8. Wanxin Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Co., Ltd
    • 6.8.1. Profile
    • 6.8.2. Operation
  • 6.9. Rongxin Molybdenum
    • 6.9.1. Profile
    • 6.9.2. Operation
  • 6.10. Daheishan Molybdenum
    • 6.10.1. Profile
    • 6.10.2. Molybdenum Reserves
    • 6.10.3. Production
    • 6.10.4. Operation
  • 6.11. Summary

Selected Charts:

  • Molybdenum Output and Consumption in China, 2005-2015E
  • Global Molybdenum Output and Consumption, 2010-2015E
  • Basic Properties of Molybdenum
  • Classification of Major Molybdenum Products in the World
  • Molybdenum Industry Chain
  • Global Distribution of Direct Molybdenum Consumption by Product, 2012
  • Types of Major Molybdenum Mines in the World
  • Distribution of Molybdenum Reserves (Equivalent to Metal Content) by Country, 2012
  • Available Years of Global Molybdenum Reserves for Mining
  • Global Molybdenum Output (Equivalent to Metal Content), 2005-2012
  • Global Molybdenum Output (Equivalent to Metal Content) by Country/Region, 2008-2012
  • Global Byproduct Molybdenum Output (Equivalent to Metal Content) and Its Proportion in Total Molybdenum Output, 2005-2015E
  • Molybdenum Output of Major Molybdenum Producers in the World, 2007-2012
  • Global Molybdenum Projects under Construction, 2012
  • Global Molybdenum Consumption, 2005-2012
  • Global Consumer Demand for Molybdenum (by Country/Region), 2012
  • Market Share of Molybdenum Producers Worldwide, 2012
  • Global Molybdenum Output and Consumption, 2010-2015E
  • Entry Policies for China Molybdenum Industry, 2006-2012
  • Export Quota of Chinese Molybdenum Products, 2008-2012
  • Primary Molybdenum Products Enterprises with Export Quota in China, 2012
  • Molybdenum Chemical Products Enterprises with Export Quota in China, 2012
  • Molybdenum Metal Products Enterprises with Export Quota in China, 2012
  • Distribution of Molybdenum Reserves in China, 2012
  • Main Molybdenum Reserves in China, 2012
  • Molybdenum Output of China (Equivalent to Metal Content), 2005-2012
  • Distribution of Molybdenum Concentrate Output in China, 2012
  • Molybdenum Consumption (Equivalent to Metal Content) in China, 2005-2012
  • Market Prices of Molybdenum Iron in Europe, 2003-2012
  • Market Prices of Molybdenum Concentrate in China, 2004-2012
  • Market Prices of Molybdenum Iron in China, 2011-2013Q1
  • Molybdenum Output and Market Share of Key Producers in China, 2008-2012
  • Molybdenum Output and Consumption in China, 2005-2015E
  • Molybdenum Net Export Volume (Equivalent to Metal Content) in China, 2003-2012
  • Import Structure of Molybdenum Products (by Product) in China, 2006-2012
  • Export Structure of Molybdenum Products (by Product) in China, 2006-2012
  • Import & Export Volume of Primary Molybdenum Products in China, 2006-2012
  • Import & Export Volume of Molybdenum Chemical Products in China, 2006-2012
  • Import & Export Volume of Molybdenum Metal Products in China, 2006-2012
  • Import Volume of Molybdenum Products in China, 2006-2012
  • Export Volume of Molybdenum Products in China, 2006-2012
  • Organizational Chart of FCX
  • Products of Climax Molybdenum
  • Preliminary Recoverable Proven and Probable Reserves of FCX, December 31, 2012
  • Molybdenum Output and Sales of FCX, 2010-2015E
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of FCX Molybdenum Business, 2010-2015
  • Molybdenum Sales of Codelco, 2009-2015E
  • Molybdenum Sales Breakdown of Codelco by Region, Q1-Q3 2012
  • Mining Products Output of AMC, 2010-2012
  • Sales and Net Income of AMC, 2010-2015E
  • Sales Breakdown of AMC, 2012
  • Molybdenum Reserves of Thompson Creek
  • Molybdenum Output of Thompson Creek, 2008-2015E
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of Thompson Creek, 2008-2012
  • Molybdenum Output of Famous Molybdenum Manufacturers, 2010-2012
  • Main Molybdenum Products of China Molybdenum Co., Ltd.
  • Molybdenum Reserves of China Molybdenum
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of China Molybdenum, 2009-2015E
  • Operating Revenue of China Molybdenum Co., Ltd (by Product), 2009-2012
  • Export Quotas and Market Share of China Molybdenum, 2011-2012
  • Main Products of Jinduicheng Molybdenum
  • Metal Molybdenum Reserves of Jinduicheng Molybdenum, 2012
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of Jinduicheng Molybdenum, 2008-2015
  • Operating Revenue of Jinduicheng Molybdenum (by Product), 2009-2012
  • Molybdenum Products Capacity of Major Subsidiaries of New China Dragon Moly Co., Ltd.
  • Main Molybdenum Products of New China Dragon Moly Co., Ltd.
  • Molybdenum Products Capacity of New China Dragon Moly Co., Ltd., 2009-2012
  • Molybdenum Products Output of New China Dragon Moly Co., Ltd., 2010-2012
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of New China Dragon Moly, 2009-2015E
  • Operating Revenue of New China Dragon Moly by product, 2009-2012
  • Gross Margin of New China Dragon Moly by Business, 2008-2012
  • Molybdenum Metal Reserves of Tianbao Mining Group
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of Tianbao Mining Group, 2007-2009
  • Operating Revenue Structure of Tianbao Mining Group (by Product), H1 2009
  • Major Molybdenum Enterprises of Tianbao Mining Group
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd, 2009-2015E
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of Molybdenum Subsidiary of Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd, 2012
  • Export Quota of Primary Molybdenum Products of Wonful, 2008-2012
  • Prime Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Wonful, 2007-2009
  • Main Molybdenum Products of Shunchi Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Co., Ltd
  • Export Quota of Shunchi Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Co., Ltd., 2009-2012
  • Prime Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Shunchi Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Co., Ltd., 2004-2008
  • Export Quota of WanXin Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Co., Ltd., 2008-2012
  • Prime Operating Revenue and Total Profit of WanXin Tungsten & Molybdenum Products Co., Ltd., 2004-2009
  • Branches of Rongxin Molybdenum
  • Prime Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Rongxin Molybdenum, 2004-2008
  • Major Capacity Expansion Projects of Daheishan Molybdenum, 2007-2009
  • Output and Sales of Molybdenum concentrate of Daheishan Molybdenum, 2008-2011
  • Operating Revenue and Net Income of Daheishan Molybdenum, 2007-2011
  • Operating Revenue, Net Income and Business of Molybdenum Manufacturers in China, 2012
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