Niobium is a chemical element with symbol Nb and atomic number 41. Niobium is a rare, soft, malleable, ductile, gray-white metal. It has a body-centered cubic crystalline structure and in its physical and chemical properties it resembles tantalum. It must be placed in a protective atmosphere when processed at even moderate temperatures because it tends to react with oxygen, carbon, the halogens, nitrogen, and sulfur. The metal is inert to acids, even to aqua regia at room temperatures, but is attacked by hot, concentrated acids, and expecially by alkalis and oxidizing agents.
Niobium is a rare, soft, malleable, ductile, gray-white metal. The types of Niobium mainly include Ferroniobium, Niobium oxide and Niobium metal. Ferroniobium accounts for about 93% in the Niobium market in 2015. And Niobium Oxide accounts for about 4%. The applications of Niobium are automotive steel, pipeline steels, structure steels, stainless steels and other. The largest application of Niobium is structure steels, its sales is about 19000 MT in 2015 and account for 34% in the total Niobium market.
In the world wide, the plants of major manufactures mainly distribute in Brazil and Canada. The plants of CBMM and Anglo American are located in Brazil. The plant of Niobec is located in Canada. CBMM is the largest producer of Niobium in the world. Its sales volume is about 43811 MT in 2015 and accounts for about 80% in the total market. The sales volume of Niobec is about 5845 MT in 2015.The sales volume of Anglo American is about 5123 MT in 2015.
Europe is the largest consumer of Niobium. In 2015, the consumption of Niobium is about 16628 MT in Europe; its proportion of total global consumption exceeds 30%. China is the second largest consumer of Niobium and its consumption is about 14846 MT. China has witnessed a major chunk of the consumption of Niobium in the Asia region.
Because the major plants are located in Brazil and Canada, the production of Niobium mainly comes from Brazil and Canada. The global production of Niobium is about 55000 MT in 2015. Brazil's production accounts for 88% of global production. The production in Canada is 6000 MT in 2015 and its proportion is 10%.
The global Niobium market was xx million US$ in 2018 and is expected to xx million US$ by the end of 2025, growing at a CAGR of xx% between 2019 and 2025.
This report studies the Niobium market size (value and volume) by players, regions, product types and end industries, history data 2014-2018 and forecast data 2019-2025; This report also studies the global market competition landscape, market drivers and trends, opportunities and challenges, risks and entry barriers, sales channels, distributors and Porter's Five Forces Analysis.
Geographically, this report is segmented into several key regions, with sales, revenue, market share and growth Rate of Niobium in these regions, from 2014 to 2025, covering
North America (United States, Canada and Mexico)
Europe (Germany, UK, France, Italy, Russia and Turkey etc.)
Asia-Pacific (China, Japan, Korea, India, Australia, Indonesia, Thailand, Philippines, Malaysia and Vietnam)
South America (Brazil etc.)
Middle East and Africa (Egypt and GCC Countries)
The various contributors involved in the value chain of the product include manufacturers, suppliers, distributors, intermediaries, and customers. The key manufacturers in this market include
By the product type, the market is primarily split into
By the end users/application, this report covers the following segments
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Rest of Asia-Pacific
Rest of Europe
Central & South America
Rest of Central & South America
Middle East & Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
The study objectives of this report are:
To study and analyze the global Niobium market size (value & volume) by company, key regions/countries, products and application, history data from 2014 to 2018, and forecast to 2025.
To understand the structure of Niobium market by identifying its various subsegments.
To share detailed information about the key factors influencing the growth of the market (growth potential, opportunities, drivers, industry-specific challenges and risks).
Focuses on the key global Niobium manufacturers, to define, describe and analyze the sales volume, value, market share, market competition landscape, SWOT analysis and development plans in next few years.
To analyze the Niobium with respect to individual growth trends, future prospects, and their contribution to the total market.
To project the value and volume of Niobium submarkets, with respect to key regions (along with their respective key countries).
To analyze competitive developments such as expansions, agreements, new product launches, and acquisitions in the market.
To strategically profile the key players and comprehensively analyze their growth strategies.
In this study, the years considered to estimate the market size of Niobium are as follows:
History Year: 2014-2018
Base Year: 2018
Estimated Year: 2019
Forecast Year 2019 to 2025
This report includes the estimation of market size for value (million USD) and volume (K MT). Both top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Niobium market, to estimate the size of various other dependent submarkets in the overall market. Key players in the market have been identified through secondary research, and their market shares have been determined through primary and secondary research. All percentage shares, splits, and breakdowns have been determined using secondary sources and verified primary sources.
For the data information by region, company, type and application, 2018 is considered as the base year. Whenever data information was unavailable for the base year, the prior year has been considered.
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