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Cobalt: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook - 13th Edition

Published by Roskill Information Services Product code 48871
Published Content info 336 Pages, 7 Chapters, 241 Tables, 37 Figures
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Cobalt: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook - 13th Edition
Published: May 17, 2017 Content info: 336 Pages, 7 Chapters, 241 Tables, 37 Figures

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  • Analysis report with forecast to 2026
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Cobalt is mostly mined as a by-product of copper or nickel with the copper-cobalt sulphide deposits of the Central African Copper belt being the principal source. The DRC dominates global mine production and accounted for roughly 60% of global supply in 2015. Nickel operations in Cuba, Russia and Australia are also important sources. Refined cobalt production reached a peak of nearly 98kt in 2015, with production of cobalt chemicals representing nearly two-thirds of that total.

Cobalt chemicals are consumed in catalysts, pigments and decolourisers, and soaps and dryers, but rechargeable batteries are by far the largest market. With battery requirements shifting towards electric vehicles and energy storage systems, Roskill expects the share of high-cobalt containing cathode technologies to decrease in favour of nickel-rich and iron phosphate cathodes. This changing picture still leads to a positive outlook for cobalt demand, as cobalt is used as an additive.

The outlook is also positive for cobalt metal demand. Refined cobalt metal is mostly consumed in nickel alloys, tool materials and magnets. Strong demand from the aerospace and industrial manufacturing sectors in particular is expected to translate into steady growth in demand for cobalt metal over the period to 2026.

Table of Contents
Product Code: ISBN: 978 1 910922 26 2

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive summary
  • 2. Introduction, reserves, occurrence
  • 3. Mining, processing & costs
  • 4. Overview of world production
  • 5. Production by country
  • 6. International trade
  • 7. Overview of world consumption
  • 8. End-uses for cobalt
  • 9. Cobalt prices
  • 10. Outlook for cobalt
  • 11. Company profiles
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