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Molybdenum: Market Outlook to 2016, 11th Edition 2012

Global demand for molybdenum-bearing stainless and alloy steels rose sharply in 2010 and 2011, and is forecast to continue to rise. This is despite the prevailing economic uncertainty arising from the Eurozone debt crisis. The main industrial stimuli for this will come from the continuing transformation of the economies in China, India, Brazil and other smaller, mainly Asian, countries where the need for steels and other alloys able to operate in extreme conditions is expanding.

The long term price prospects for molybdenum, however, are uncertain. There appears to be sufficient existing mine capacity in 2012 and there is an additional 140ktpy under review of relatively low cost by-product molybdenum in new copper-molybdenum mining projects. On top of this, there is another100ktpy of potential supply in molybdenum-driven projects. The counter balance to this potential oversupply is that the global market for molybdenum is expected to grow by some 60ktpy by 2016. It is also highly probable that many projects on the drawing board will be delayed or postponed. Furthermore, production costs at a minimum of $12/lb in the large Chinese molybdenum-only mining industry should provide an effective floor price going forward.

The greater use of molybdenum steels, high performance alloys and catalysts, combined with robust growth in the economies of the 'BRIC' countries and other countries in Asia and South America, will ensure growing future demand for molybdenum. Return to higher growth in the developed economies of North America, Europe and Japan from 2013 onwards should also stimulate the molybdenum market.

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Table of Contents

1. Summary

  • 1.1. Properties, occurrence and processing
  • 1.2. World supply
  • 1.3. Consumption
  • 1.4. International trade
  • 1.5. Prices

2. History, properties, occurrence and reserves of molybdenum

  • 2.1. History
  • 2.2. Properties
  • 2.3. Occurrence and mineralogy
  • 2.4. Reserves and resources

3. Molybdenum mining and production processes

  • 3.1. Mining, concentrating and processing
    • 3.1.1. Technical grade molybdenum oxide (TMO - roasted concentrates)
    • 3.1.2. Molybdenum Autoclave Process oxides
    • 3.1.3. Ferromolybdenum (FeMo)
    • 3.1.4. Other commercial forms of molybdenum
  • 3.2. Recycling of molybdenum

4. World molybdenum production data

  • 4.1. Mine production
    • 4.1.1. Mine production by country
    • 4.1.2. Molybdenum mine production by company
  • 4.2. Ferromolybdenum production
  • 4.3. Molybdenum metal and alloys
  • 4.4. Recycling and regeneration

5. Molybdenum production capacity

  • 5.1. Molybdenum mine capacity
  • 5.2. Roasted concentrate capacity
  • 5.3. Ferromolybdenum production capacity
  • 5.4. New projects and future supply of molybdenum
    • 5.4.1. Mining projects
    • 5.4.2. Concentrate roasting and ferromolybdenum projects
    • 5.4.3. Outlook for future mine supply of molybdenum

6. Molybdenum production costs

7. Notes on molybdenum producing countries

  • 7.1. Argentina
    • 7.1.1. Minera Alumbrera
    • 7.1.2. Yamana Gold - Agua Rica Project
    • 7.1.3. Xstrata Copper - El Pachn
    • 7.1.4. Tenke Mining
    • 7.1.5. Lumina Copper Corp - Taca Taca
    • 7.1.6. Other projects
  • 7.2. Armenia
    • 7.2.1. Zangezur Copper-Molybdenum Company (Zangezur)
    • 7.2.2. Agarak Copper-Molybdenum Company (Agarak)
    • 7.2.3. Yerevan Pure Iron Plant (YPIP)
    • 7.2.4. Armenian Molybdenum Production (AMP)
    • 7.2.5. Armenian Copper Program (ACP) - Teghout
  • 7.3. Australia
    • 7.3.1. Auzex Resources
    • 7.3.2. Dart Mining
    • 7.3.3. Havilah Resources - Kalkaroo
    • 7.3.4. Ivanhoe Australia - Merlin
    • 7.3.5. Moly Mines - Spinifex Ridge
    • 7.3.6. Thor Mining - Molyhil
    • 7.3.7. Wolfram Camp Mining - Wolfram Camp
    • 7.3.8. Other molybdenum exploration projects
  • 7.4. Austria
    • 7.4.1. Treibacher Industrie AG
    • 7.4.2. Plansee SE
    • 7.4.3. SEKOM Handelsges
  • 7.5. Belgium
    • 7.5.1. NV Sadaci SA
    • 7.5.2. Other molybdenum processing companies
  • 7.6. Brazil
  • 7.7. Bulgaria
  • 7.8. Canada
    • 7.8.1. Mine production of molybdenum in Canada
      • 7.8.1.1. Thompson Creek Metals Co - Endako
      • 7.8.1.2. Teck Resources - Highland Valley Copper
      • 7.8.1.3. Roca Mines Inc - Max
      • 7.8.1.4. Imperial Metals Corp - Huckleberry
      • 7.8.1.5. Taseko Mines Ltd.
    • 7.8.2. New molybdenum mining projects in Canada
      • 7.8.2.1. Adanac Molybdenum - Ruby Creek
      • 7.8.2.2. Avanti Mining - Kitsault
      • 7.8.2.3. Copper Fox Metals
      • 7.8.2.4. Northcliff Resources - Sisson Brook
      • 7.8.2.5. Western Troy Capital - McLeod Lake
      • 7.8.2.6. Other projects
  • 7.9. Chile
    • 7.9.1. Mine production of molybdenum in Chile
      • 7.9.1.1. Corporaci n National del Cobre de Chile (Codelco)
      • 7.9.1.2. Antofagasta plc
      • 7.9.1.3. Anglo American Sur
      • 7.9.1.4. Cia Minera Doa Ins de Collahuasi
      • 7.9.1.5. Amerigo Resources
    • 7.9.2. New molybdenum mining projects
      • 7.9.2.1. Escondida
      • 7.9.2.2. Los Andes Copper - Vizcachitas
      • 7.9.2.3. Teck Resources - Relincho and Quebrada Blanca hypogene
      • 7.9.2.4. KGHM International - Sierra Gorda
      • 7.9.2.5. Pan Pacific Copper
      • 7.9.2.6. Hot Chili - Productora
      • 7.9.2.7. International PBX Ventures - Copquaire Project
      • 7.9.2.8. BHP Billiton - Spence
    • 7.9.3. Processing of molybdenum in Chile
      • 7.9.3.1. Molibdenos y Metales SA (Molymet)
      • 7.9.3.2. Xstrata - Altonorte
  • 7.10. China
    • 7.10.1. Molybdenum resources in China
    • 7.10.2. Mine production of molybdenum
      • 7.10.2.1. China Molybdenum
      • 7.10.2.2. Jinduicheng Molybdenum Group Co Ltd
      • 7.10.2.3. Henan Coal Chemical Industry Group
      • 7.10.2.4. The molybdenum industry of the Huludao region
      • 7.10.2.5. Qingtian Jianshi Molybdenum Chemical Co
      • 7.10.2.6. Sino-Steel Chifeng Jinxin Mining
      • 7.10.2.7. Inner Mongolia Zhongxi Mining
      • 7.10.2.8. Sing Horn Enterprise Co
      • 7.10.2.9. Chaoyang Jinda Molybdenum
      • 7.10.2.10. Dalian Haiyi Chemistry Co
      • 7.10.2.11. Jilin Daheishan Molybdenum Industry
      • 7.10.2.12. Chengdu Molyplus Technologies
      • 7.10.2.13. Harbin Songjiang Copper Group
      • 7.10.2.14. Chifeng Haozhou Mining
      • 7.10.2.15. Luonan Jiulong Mining
      • 7.10.2.16. Middle West Mining Corporation
      • 7.10.2.17. Aqi Houde Mining Development - Bania Mountain
    • 7.10.3. Molybdenum processing in China
      • 7.10.3.1. Jinzhou Xinhualong Molybdenum
      • 7.10.3.2. Other companies
  • 7.11. Ecuador
  • 7.12. France
  • 7.13. Germany
  • 7.14. Greenland
    • 7.14.1. KGHM International - Malmbjerg
  • 7.15. India
  • 7.16. Indonesia
  • 7.17. Iran
    • 7.17.1. National Iranian Copper Industries Co (Nicico)
    • 7.17.2. Zanjan Bronz Ltd
  • 7.18. Israel
  • 7.19. Japan
  • 7.20. Kazakhstan
    • 7.20.1. Molyken - Shorskoye
    • 7.20.2. Other molybdenum occurrences in Kazakhstan
  • 7.21. South Korea
    • 7.21.1.1. NMC Resource Corporation
    • 7.21.2. Sangdong Mining Corporation
    • 7.21.3. Kwangyang Ferro Alloys
  • 7.22. Laos
  • 7.23. Mexico
    • 7.23.1. Minera Mexico
    • 7.23.2. Molymex SA de CV
    • 7.23.3. Other molybdenum occurrences in Mexico
  • 7.24. Mongolia
    • 7.24.1. Erdenet Corp
    • 7.24.2. Mongolyn Alt Group - Tsagaan-Suvraga
    • 7.24.3. Erdene Resource Development - Zuun Mod
    • 7.24.4. Shim Technology
    • 7.24.5. Other projects
  • 7.25. Morocco
  • 7.26. Netherlands
    • 7.26.1. Climax Molybdenum BV
  • 7.27. Norway
  • 7.28. Pakistan
  • 7.29. Panama
    • 7.29.1. Inmet Mining - Cobre Panam
    • 7.29.2. Cerro Colorado
  • 7.30. Papua New Guinea (PNG)
    • 7.30.1. Barrick Gold/CopperMoly - Simuku
    • 7.30.2. Harmony Gold - Golpu
    • 7.30.3. Marengo Mining - Yandera
  • 7.31. Peru 7
    • 7.31.1. Mine production of molybdenum in Peru
      • 7.31.1.1. Southern Copper Corporation
      • 7.31.1.2. Ca Minera Antamina SA
      • 7.31.1.3. Freeport McMoRan - Cerro Verde
    • 7.31.2. New molybdenum projects in Peru
      • 7.31.2.1. Chinalco - Toromocho
      • 7.31.2.2. Anglo American - Quellaveco and Michiquillay
      • 7.31.2.3. Minera Milpo - Magistral
      • 7.31.2.4. Monterrico Metals - Rio Blanco
      • 7.31.2.5. Hudbay Minerals - Constancia
      • 7.31.2.6. Jiangxi Copper/China Minmetals - Galeno
      • 7.31.2.7. Rio Tinto - La Granja
      • 7.31.2.8. Xstrata Copper
      • 7.31.2.9. Metminco - Los Catalos
  • 7.32. Philippines
    • 7.32.1. Metals Exploration - Runruno
    • 7.32.2. Xstrata Copper/Inophil - Tampakan
  • 7.33. Poland
    • 7.33.1. Strzelecki Metals - Myszkow
  • 7.34. Russia
    • 7.34.1. Resources
    • 7.34.2. Mine production
      • 7.34.2.1. Strikeforce Mining and Resources (SMR)
      • 7.34.2.2. Norilsk Nickel - Bugdainskiy
      • 7.34.2.3. JSC Tyrnyauz GOK (TGOK)
    • 7.34.3. Other molybdenum occurrences in Russia
    • 7.34.4. Molybdenum processing in Russia
  • 7.35. Sierra Leone
  • 7.36. Slovakia
  • 7.37. South Africa
  • 7.38. Spain
  • 7.39. Sweden
  • 7.40. Thailand
  • 7.41. Turkey
    • 7.41.1. Anatolia Minerals
  • 7.42. UK 2
    • 7.42.1. Climax Molybdenum UK Ltd.
    • 7.42.2. FMP Metallurgical UK
    • 7.42.3. H.C. Starck
  • 7.43. USA
    • 7.43.1. Mine production of molybdenum in the USA
      • 7.43.1.1. Freeport McMoRan Copper & Gold
      • 7.43.1.2. Rio Tinto - Kennecott Utah Copper
      • 7.43.1.3. Thompson Creek Metals Company USA
      • 7.43.1.4. Montana Resources Inc
      • 7.43.1.5. Chevron Mining
      • 7.43.1.6. Mercator Minerals Ltd - Mineral Park
      • 7.43.1.7. Win-Eldrich Mines - Ashdown
      • 7.43.1.8. Asarco (Grupo Mexico) - Mission
      • 7.43.1.9. KGHM International - Robinson
    • 7.43.2. New molybdenum projects in the USA
      • 7.43.2.1. Eureka Moly - Mount Hope Project
      • 7.43.2.2. Northern Dynasty Minerals/Anglo American - Pebble Project
      • 7.43.2.3. Galway Resources
      • 7.43.2.4. Bolero Resources - Bald Butte Project
      • 7.43.2.5. Augusta Resource Corp
      • 7.43.2.6. Other molybdenum occurrences in the USA
    • 7.43.3. Other molybdenum processors and fabricators in the USA
  • 7.44. Uzbekistan
    • 7.44.1. Almalyk Mining and Metallurgical Combine (Almalyk)
    • 7.44.2. Uzbek Refractory and High Temperature Metals Plant (UzKTZhM)
    • 7.44.3. Uzmetal Technology
  • 7.45. Vietnam

8. Analysis of molybdenum international trade data

  • 8.1. Raw molybdenum concentrates
  • 8.2. Roasted molybdenum concentrates
  • 8.3. Molybdenum oxides and hydroxides
  • 8.4. International trade in ferromolybdenum
  • 8.5. International trade in molybdenum metal

9. World consumption of molybdenum

  • 9.1. Consumption by country/region
  • 9.2. Consumption of molybdenum by first use and industry
  • 9.3. Consumption of molybdenum by use in selected countries
  • 9.4. Consumption of molybdenum by form

10. Uses of molybdenum

  • 10.1. Use of molybdenum in steels
    • 10.1.1. Crude steel production
    • 10.1.2. Alloy engineering steels
      • 10.1.2.1. Full alloy steels
      • 10.1.2.2. High-strength low alloy steels
    • 10.1.3. Stainless steels
      • 10.1.3.1. Types and uses of molybdenum-containing stainless steel
      • 10.1.3.2. Production of stainless steel
      • 10.1.3.3. Consumption of stainless steel
    • 10.1.4. Tool and high speed steels
      • 10.1.4.1. Types and use of molybdenum-containing tool and high speed steels
      • 10.1.4.2. Production and consumption of tool and high speed steels
    • 10.1.5. Carbon steels
  • 10.2. Catalysts
    • 10.2.1. Use and types of molybdenum-bearing catalysts
    • 10.2.2. Producers of molybdenum catalysts
      • 10.2.2.1. Advanced Refining Technologies (ART)
      • 10.2.2.2. Albemarle Catalysts & Nippon Ketjen
      • 10.2.2.3. Axens Catalysts and Absorbants
      • 10.2.2.4. Criterion Catalysts & Technologies
      • 10.2.2.5. Haldor Topse A/S
      • 10.2.2.6. Sd-Chemie Group
      • 10.2.2.7. Other catalyst companies
    • 10.2.3. Catalyst regeneration and recycling
      • 10.2.3.1. Catalyst regeneration
      • 10.2.3.2. Catalyst recycling
  • 10.3. Molybdenum metal and molybdenum-based alloys
    • 10.3.1. Types of molybdenum-base alloys
    • 10.3.2. Applications of molybdenum metal and alloys
      • 10.3.2.1. LCD panels and solar cells
      • 10.3.2.2. Lighting industry
      • 10.3.2.3. Electronics industry
      • 10.3.2.4. Materials processing and thermal spray coating
      • 10.3.2.5. High temperatures furnaces and equipment
      • 10.3.2.6. Glass manufacturing
      • 10.3.2.7. Aerospace and defence
      • 10.3.2.8. Nuclear industry
    • 10.3.3. Producers and fabricators of molybdenum metals and alloys
      • 10.3.3.1. ALMT Corp. (Allied Materials)
      • 10.3.3.2. Elmet Technologies
      • 10.3.3.3. General Electric Consumer Products (GECP)
      • 10.3.3.4. Global Tungsten & Powders
      • 10.3.3.5. H.C. Starck
      • 10.3.3.6. Jing Dui Cheng Molybdenum Group (JDC)
      • 10.3.3.7. Luoyang High Tech Molybdenum & Tungsten Materials
      • 10.3.3.8. Metallisation
      • 10.3.3.9. Philips Advanced Metal Solutions
      • 10.3.3.10. Plansee SE
      • 10.3.3.11. Polema JSC
      • 10.3.3.12. Toho Kinzoku Co Ltd
      • 10.3.3.13. Other companies
  • 10.4. High-performance alloys (superalloys)
    • 10.4.1. Types and use of molybdenum-bearing HPA
      • 10.4.1.1. Nickel-based HPA
      • 10.4.1.2. Cobalt-based HPA
      • 10.4.1.3. Iron-nickel-based HPA
    • 10.4.2. Markets for HPA/superalloys
      • 10.4.2.1. Aerospace applications
      • 10.4.2.2. Non-aerospace applications
  • 10.5. Titanium-based alloys
    • 10.5.1. Titanium based alloys
  • 10.6. Cast iron
    • 10.6.1. Use of molybdenum in cast iron
    • 10.6.2. Production of cast iron
  • 10.7. Use of molybdenum in greases and lubricants
    • 10.7.1. Grease production and producers
  • 10.8. Use of molybdenum in pigments and corrosion inhibitors
    • 10.8.1. Pigments/corrosion inhibitors
    • 10.8.2. Corrosion inhibitors
  • 10.9. Minor uses of molybdenum chemicals

11. Outlook for molybdenum consumption by product to 2016

  • 11.1. Grease and lubricants
  • 11.1. Stainless steel
  • 11.2. Full alloy steels
  • 11.3. Tool and high speed steels
  • 11.4. HSLA steel
  • 11.5. Carbon steel
  • 11.6. Catalysts
  • 11.7. Molybdenum metal and molybdenum alloy products
  • 11.8. High performance/superalloys
  • 11.9. Cast iron

12. Supply and demand of molybdenum

13. Molybdenum prices

  • 13.1. Comparison of contract and free market prices, 2007 to 2012
  • 13.2. Historic trends in free market prices
  • 13.3. Concentrate prices
  • 13.4. Outlook for molybdenum prices

List of Tables:

  • 1. Properties of molybdenum metal
  • 2. Principal producers: Reserves and resources at molybdenum at operating mines, 2012
  • 3. Molybdenum reserves and resources at new projects, 2012
  • 4. World: Mine production of molybdenum, 1987 to 2011
  • 5. World: Comparative compound annual growth rates in molybdenum and crude steel production, 1995 to 2011
  • 6. World: Mine production of molybdenum by country, 2002 to 2012
  • 7. World; Mine production of molybdenum by company, 2006 to 2012
  • 8. World: Ferromolybdenum production capacity and available output data, 2006 to 2011
  • 9. World: Approximate molybdenum capacity of principal mines, 2009 to 2011
  • 10. Principal molybdenum concentrate roasting plants, 2011
  • 11. World: Capacity of principal ferromolybdenum plants, 2011
  • 12. World: New molybdenum mining projects, 2012
  • 13. World: Molybdenum processing projects, 2012
  • 14. World: Forecast mine production of molybdenum, 2011 to 2017
  • 15. Molybdenum operating costs at principal western molybdenum and copper-molybdenum mines with by-product credits, 2011
  • 16. Molybdenum operating costs at principal molybdenum and copper-molybdenum mines pro-rated without by-product credits, 2011
  • 17. Molybdenum mine production costs at selected mines, 2009 to 2011
  • 18. Onsite mine and mill costs at principal western molybdenum-producing mines, 2009 to 2011
  • 19. Armenia: Production and exports of molybdenum, 2006 to 2011
  • 20. Australia: Molybdenum mining projects, 2012
  • 21. Austria: Production, exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 22. Austria: Inferred exports of molybdenum metal by form, 2006 to 2011
  • 23. Belgium: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 24. Brazil: Exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 25. Canada: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 26. Canada: Molybdenum production by mine, 2004 to 2011
  • 27. Chile: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 28. Chile: Exports of molybdenum products by company, 2005 to 2011
  • 29. Chile: Molybdenum mine production by mine, 1995 to 2011
  • 30. Chile: Molybdenum resources by company, 2011
  • 31. Codelco: Reserves and resources of copper-molybdenum ore, 2011
  • 32. Chile: Codelco: Exports of molybdenum concentrates by country, 2005 to 2011
  • 33. Chile: Min. Los Pelambres: Exports of raw molybdenum concentrates, 2005 to 2011
  • 34. Antofagasta: Reserves and resources of copper-molybdenum ore, 2011
  • 35. Molymet: Global output of molybdenum products, 2000 to 2011
  • 36. Molymet: Imports of raw molybdenum concentrates by country and company, 2006 to 2011
  • 37. Molymet: Exports of molybdenum concentrate by type, 2006 to 2011
  • 38. Molymet: Exports of ferromolybdenum by country, 2005 to 2011
  • 39. Xstrata: Exports of roasted concentrates, 2007 to 2009
  • 40. China: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 41. China: Molybdenum reserves and resources, 2009
  • 42. China: Recently discovered molybdenum deposits
  • 43. China: Mine production of molybdenum by province, 2011 and 2012
  • 44. China Molybdenum: Output of molybdenum products, 2007 to 2012
  • 45. China: Principal producers of roasted molybdenum concentrates and ferromolybdenum
  • 46. France: Exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2003 to 2009
  • 47. Germany: Exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 48. India: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 49. India: Ferromolybdenum capacity by company
  • 50. Iran: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2008 to 2011
  • 51. Japan: Production, exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 52. Japan: Producers of molybdenum and ferromolybdenum
  • 53. South Korea: Exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 54. Mexico: Production, exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 55. Mongolia: Erdenet Corp: Molybdenum production, 2007 to 2011
  • 56. Netherlands: Exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 57. Peru: Molybdenum production by mine, 1995-2011
  • 58. Peru: Minera Antamina: Reserves and resources, 2011
  • 59. Russia: Production, exports and imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 60. Russia: Main deposits of molybdenum-containing ores
  • 61. Russia: Strikeforce Mining and Resources: Production of molybdenum by mine, 2003 to 2011-2008
  • 62. Russia: Production of ferromolybdenum by company, 2001 to 2011
  • 63. South Africa: Molybdenum occurrences
  • 64. Spain: Imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 65. Sweden: Imports of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 66. UK: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 67. USA: Supply and disposal of molybdenum products, 2006 to 2011
  • 68. USA: Molybdenum mine production by mine, 2004 to 2011
  • 69. USA: Freeport McMoRan: Production of molybdenum in the USA by mine, 2009 to 2011
  • 70. USA: Freeport McMoRan: Molybdenum reserves by mine, 2011
  • 71. USA: Molybdenum processing and fabricating companies
  • 72. Reporting countries: Summary of international trade in molybdenum products, 2002 to 2011
  • 73. Reporting countries: Exports and imports of raw molybdenum concentrates, 2002 to 2011
  • 74. Reporting countries: Exports of raw molybdenum concentrates by country of destination, 2011
  • 75. Reporting countries: Imports of raw molybdenum concentrates by country of origin, 2011
  • 76. Reporting countries: Exports and imports of roasted molybdenum concentrates, 2002 to 2011
  • 77. Reporting countries: Exports of roasted molybdenum concentrates by country of destination, 2011
  • 78. Reporting countries: Imports of roasted molybdenum concentrates by country of origin, 2011
  • 79. Reporting countries: Exports and imports of molybdenum oxides and hydroxides, 2002 to 2011
  • 80. Reporting countries: Exports of molybdenum oxides and hydroxides by country of destination, 2011
  • 81. Reporting countries: Imports of molybdenum oxides and hydroxides by country of origin, 2011
  • 82. Reporting countries: Exports and imports of ferromolybdenum, 2002 to 2011
  • 83. Reporting countries: Exports of ferromolybdenum by country of destination, 2011
  • 84. Reporting countries: Imports of ferromolybdenum by country of origin, 2011
  • 85. Reporting countries: Exports and imports of molybdenum metal, 2006 to 2011
  • 86. Reporting countries: Exports of molybdenum metal by country of destination, 2011
  • 87. Reporting countries: Imports of molybdenum metal by country of origin, 2011
  • 88. World: Estimated molybdenum consumption by region, 1995-2011
  • 89. China: Comparison of published and apparent data for molybdenum consumption, 2006 to 2011
  • 90. World: Estimated new molybdenum consumption by first use and consuming industry, 2011
  • 91. USA: Reported consumption of molybdenum by use, 2002 to 2011
  • 92. South Korea: Annual use of molybdenum by steel makers
  • 93. USA: Reported consumption of molybdenum products by use, 2010
  • 94. World: Crude steel production by region, 2002 to 2011
  • 95. World: Average annual periodic growth rates of crude steel production by region, 1980 to 2011
  • 96. Crude steel production by principal steelmakers, 2009 and 2010
  • 97. Principal alloy engineering steel producers, 2011
  • 98. Composition of selected full alloy steels containing molybdenum
  • 99. World: Pipeline construction by region, 2003 to 2012
  • 100. World: Production of cars and light commercial vehicles by principal country, 2002 to 2011
  • 101. World: Production of molybdenum-containing stainless steel and estimated use of molybdenum by type, 2001 to 2011
  • 102. Stainless steels containing molybdenum: Characteristics and applications
  • 103. Chemical composition of some typical molybdenum-containing stainless steel
  • 104. World: Production of crude stainless steel by country, 2002 to 2011
  • 105. Principal companies: Production of stainless steel, 2011
  • 106. World: Consumption of stainless steel (product basis), 2002 to 2010
  • 107. Types of cold work tool steels
  • 108. Compositions of selected cold work tool and die steels containing molybdenum
  • 109. Compositions of selected molybdenum-bearing hot-work tool/die steels
  • 110. Typical composition of high-speed steels containing molybdenum
  • 111. World: Estimated production of tool and high speed steel, 2011
  • 112. Production of tool and high speed steel by principal companies, 2011
  • 113. Applications of molybdenum catalysts
  • 114. Oil refining molybdenum catalyst formulations
  • 115. Japan: Production of catalysts by application and use of molybdenum, 2002 to 2011
  • 116. Producers of petroleum refining catalysts containing molybdenum as an active agent
  • 117. Axens: Molybdenum-based catalysts for oil refining
  • 118. Criterion Catalysts: Types of molybdenum catalysts produced, by application
  • 119. USA and Japan: Production of molybdenum powder and mill products, 2002 to 2011
  • 120. World: Markets for molybdenum powder
  • 121. Nominal compositions of commercially available molybdenum alloys
  • 122. ALMT Corp: Molybdenum metal and oxide powders
  • 123. ALMT Corp.: Molybdenum wire products
  • 124. GTP: Properties and applications of molybdenum thermal spray powders
  • 125. Nominal compositions of selected nickel-based HPA containing molybdenum
  • 126. Compositions of selected molybdenum bearing cobalt-based HPA
  • 127. Compositions of selected nickel-iron HPA containing molybdenum
  • 128. Selected HPA: Non-aerospace uses
  • 129. Comparison of yield strengths of selected molybdenum-bearing titanium alloys
  • 130. Composition, properties and applications of molybdenum-bearing titanium alloys
  • 131. World: Production of cast iron by principal countries, 2001 to 2010
  • 132. World: Production of cast iron by principal countries and type, 2010
  • 133. Acheson Colloids Company: Selected lubricant products containing molybdenum
  • 134. Types and applications of lubricants containing molybdenum
  • 135. Characteristics of solid lubricant additive products
  • 136. World: Production of grease by type of thickener, 2001 to 2010
  • 137. World: Producers of lubricating grease
  • 138. Moly-White Pigments Group: Chemical and physical properties of molybdate corrosion inhibitors
  • 139. Molybdate pigment types used in the ceramics industry
  • 140. World: Forecast of new molybdenum consumption by product, 2016
  • 141. World: Forecast of new molybdenum consumption by region, 2011 and 2016
  • 142. World: Molybdenum mine supply and estimated demand by region, 2002 to 2011
  • 143. World: Forecast supply and demand for molybdenum, 2011 to 2016
  • 144. Comparison of annual average prices for molybdic oxide and ferromolybdenum, 1990 to 2012
  • 145. Annual average month-end prices for molybdic oxide and ferromolybdenum, 1978 to 2012
  • 146. Average fob value of selected exports of molybdenum concentrates by Chilean companies, 2002 to 2011
  • 147. Forecast prices of molybdenum in molybdenum oxide, 2011 to 2017

List of Figures:

  • 1. World: Production, consumption and prices of molybdenum 2000 to 2011
  • 2. World: Consumption of molybdenum by use
  • 3. World: Division by country of reported molybdenum resources at operating mines, 2012
  • 4. World: Division by country of reported molybdenum resources at new projects, 2012
  • 5. Molybdenum production chain
  • 6. World: Mine production of molybdenum, 1987 to 2011
  • 7. World: Annual changes in mine production of molybdenum 1987 to 2011
  • 8. World: Comparison of crude steel and molybdenum mine production, 1995 to 2011
  • 9. World: Division of mine production of molybdenum by principal countries, 2011
  • 10. World: Mine production of molybdenum by principal country, 1999 to 2011
  • 11. World: Division of attributable mine production of molybdenum by principal companies, 2011
  • 12. Attributable molybdenum mine production by principal company, 2011
  • 13. Division of molybdenum mine capacity by country, 2011
  • 14. World: Ferromolybdenum capacity by principal company, 2011
  • 15. World: Indicative division by capacity by country of proposed molybdenum mining projects, 2012
  • 16. World: Forecast mine supply of molybdenum to 2017
  • 17. World: Forecast increase in molybdenum mine supply, 2012 to 2017
  • 18. Selected molybdenum mines: Cash operating costs with by-product credits, 2011
  • 19. Selected mines: Molybdenum cash operating costs pro-rated with no by-product credits, 2011
  • 20. Production costs at molybdenum-only mines in the USA and Canada, 2000 to 2011
  • 21. Onsite mine and mill costs at molybdenum-producing mines, 2011
  • 22. Canada: Production, exports and imports of molybdenum in concentrates, 1993 to 2011
  • 23. Chile: Production, exports and imports of molybdenum products, 1997 to 2011
  • 24. Chile: Division of mine production of molybdenum by operation, 2011
  • 25. Chile: Mine production of molybdenum per tonne of copper mine production, 2001 to 2011
  • 26. Codelco: Molybdenum production by division, 1984 to 2011
  • 27. China: Division of molybdenum resources by principal province, 2009
  • 28. China: Distribution of molybdenum mine production, 2011
  • 29. Peru: Molybdenum production and exports, 1992-2011
  • 30. USA: Molybdenum mine production and consumption, and exports and imports of molybdenum in all forms, 1994 to 2011
  • 31. USA: Approximate division of molybdenum production by operation, 2011
  • 32. World: Imports of molybdenum concentrates and ferromolybdenum 1999 to 2011
  • 33. Exports of raw molybdenum concentrates by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 34. Division of exports of raw molybdenum concentrates by principal country, 2011
  • 35. Imports of raw molybdenum concentrates by principal countries, 2006 to 2011
  • 36. Division of imports of raw molybdenum concentrates by principal country, 2011
  • 37. Exports of roasted molybdenum concentrates by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 38. Division of exports of roasted molybdenum concentrates by principal country, 2011
  • 39. Imports of roasted molybdenum concentrates by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 40. Division of imports of roasted molybdenum concentrates by principal country, 2011
  • 41. Exports of molybdenum oxides and hydroxides by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 42. Division of exports of molybdenum oxide and hydroxide by principal country, 2011
  • 43. Imports of molybdenum oxide and hydroxide by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 44. Division of imports of molybdenum oxide and hydroxide by principal country, 2011
  • 45. Exports of ferromolybdenum by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 46. Division of exports of ferromolybdenum by principal country, 2011
  • 47. Imports of ferromolybdenum by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 48. Division of imports of ferromolybdenum by principal country, 2011
  • 49. Exports of molybdenum metal by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 50. Division of exports of molybdenum metal by principal country, 2011
  • 51. Imports of molybdenum metal by principal countries, 2007 to 2011
  • 52. Division of imports of molybdenum metal by principal country, 2011
  • 53. World: Molybdenum consumption, 1995 to 2011
  • 54. World: Molybdenum consumption by region, 2011
  • 55. World: Average annual rates of growth in molybdenum consumption by region, 1996 to 2002 and 2003 to 2011
  • 56. World: Annual change in molybdenum consumption by country/region, 2000-2011
  • 57. World: Consumption of molybdenum by region, 2002 to 2011
  • 58. World: Consumption of molybdenum by region (stacked), 1995 to 2011
  • 59. World: Consumption of molybdenum by first use, 2011
  • 60. World: Consumption of molybdenum by industry, 2011
  • 61. USA: Reported consumption of molybdenum in major uses, 1993 to 2011
  • 62. China: Division of consumption of molybdenum by use, 2011
  • 63. USA: Reported consumption of molybdenum products, 1980 to 2010
  • 64. World: Division of use of molybdenum in steel
  • 65. World: Production of crude steel and year-on-year changes, 1981 to 2011
  • 66. World: Crude steel production by region, 2002 to 2011
  • 67. Division of world production of crude steel by region, 2011
  • 68. Comparison of growth rates in crude steel production in principal regions, 2000-2007 to 2009-2011
  • 69. Alloy engineering steel: Division of use of contained molybdenum
  • 70. Pipeline construction by region, 2003 to 2012
  • 71. World: Production of passenger and light commercial vehicles, 2001 to 2011
  • 72. World: Division of passenger and light commercial vehicle production by region, 2011
  • 73. Division of use of molybdenum in stainless steel by industry
  • 74. Comparison of annual growth rates in the production of molybdenum-containing stainless steel with total stainless steel, 2002 to 2009
  • 75. World: Production of stainless steel, and year-on-year change, 1992 to 2011
  • 76. World: Production of stainless steel by region, 2002 to 2011
  • 77. World: Division of stainless steel production by principal country, 2011
  • 78. World: Division of grades of stainless steel finished products by region, 2011
  • 79. Principal countries: Average year-on-year growth of stainless steel consumption, 2001 to 2010
  • 80. Principal countries: Comparison of stainless steel consumption and production, 2010
  • 81. World: Division of molybdenum market in tool and high speed steels, 2011
  • 82. Japan: Production of catalysts by application, 2002 to 2011
  • 83. World: Jet aircraft deliveries, 1980 to 2012
  • 84. World: Division of cast iron production by major country, 2010
  • 85. World: Grease production by region, 2010
  • 86. World: Forecast of molybdenum consumption by product, 2011 and 2016
  • 87. World: Forecast consumption of molybdenum by region, 2011 and 2016
  • 88. World: Mine and recycled supply and demand for molybdenum, 1995 to 2011 with forecast to 2016
  • 89. Comparison of the value of US imports of molybdic oxide and ferromolybdenum with quoted free market prices, 2007 to 2012
  • 90. Prices of molybdic oxide and ferromolybdenum and projects impacted, Jan 2010 to May 2012
  • 91. European prices for molybdic oxide (drummed/delivered) and ferromolybdenum (65-70% basis), 2004 to 2012
  • 92. European free market prices for drummed molybdic oxide, 1983 to 2012
  • 93. US prices for molybdic oxide, 1978 to 2012
  • 94. European ferromolybdenum prices, 1980 to 2012
  • 95. US ferromolybdenum prices, 1993 to 2012
  • 96. Forecast prices of molybdenum in molybdenum oxide, 2011 to 2017
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