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06 Dec, 2018, 08:00 GMT Roskill: Fundamental Shifts for Rare Earths Following an Electrified Automotive Industry

The rare earth elements (REEs) represent a suite of 15 elements known as the lanthanides and include yttrium, which are naturally concentrated...


05 Dec, 2018, 08:00 GMT Roskill: Tantalum Demand Strengthens but Prices Continue to Fall with a New Influx of Lithium by-Product Supply Imminent

Roskill has just released the fourteenth edition of its Tantalum: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook 2018 report which analyses supply, demand, trade ...


21 Nov, 2018, 08:00 GMT Roskill's Salt Asia 2018 Conference Heads to Hong Kong Next Week

Roskill's inaugural Salt Asia 2018 Conference will take place on 29-30th November at the Intercontinental Grand Stanford Hotel, Hong Kong. This is an ...


08 Nov, 2018, 15:00 GMT Roskill: Molybdenum Prices and Demand Improve, Spurred by Steel and Oil Markets

Molybdenum prices recovered over the course of 2017, following two successive years of decline. Ferromolybdenum prices slumped in 2015, reaching a...


18 Oct, 2018, 07:00 BST Roskill Consultants will Discuss the Latest Battery Material Trends in Tokyo Next Week

Next week Roskill will host another of their highly successful "On the road" events at the Palace Hotel in Tokyo, located in the fashionable...


11 Sep, 2018, 12:17 BST Roskill: Chinese Electric Vehicle Developments to be Discussed at The Battery Show, North America

Since the mid-2000s, lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery costs have been dropping steadily, enabling its adoption in many industries such as portable...


10 Sep, 2018, 12:50 BST Roskill: Magnesium Compounds Industry Turned Around by China Supply Disruptions in 2018

Robust Chinese government anti-pollution measures reaching out across the country's mining industry from early 2017 and into 2018 prompted the...


05 Sep, 2018, 08:30 BST Roskill: Tantalum 2018 Conference to Feature Expert Panel on Ethical Sourcing Strategies

Ethical sourcing of minerals has been under the spotlight for some time, following greater awareness of "conflict minerals" supply from politically...


23 Aug, 2018, 09:00 BST Roskill: Titanium Demand Set to Grow 6% in 2018 as Industrial & Aerospace Markets Surge

Titanium sponge prices have been stable in recent years, averaging under US$10/kg per quarter since 2016 for US imports, providing relief for...


09 Aug, 2018, 12:01 BST Roskill: Antimony Market Set for Fundamental Shift

After four and a half years of decline, the price of antimony fell from US$16,542/t in April 2011 to a monthly low of US$5,087/t in December 2015,...


06 Jul, 2018, 09:37 BST Roskill: Fuelling the Electric Car Revolution

The global transition to electric vehicles is expected to drive demand for lithium aggressively over the next decade and beyond. This will require...


26 Jun, 2018, 13:00 BST Roskill: Chromium Supply Chain Forecast to see Robust Growth out to 2027, on Strong Stainless Steel Markets

Chrome ore prices have seen continued volatility in recent years. After having quadrupled in 2016 and fallen back substantially in the first half of...


21 Jun, 2018, 17:30 BST Roskill: Refined Lithium Supply Expected to Treble to 900kt by 2027, Driven by use in Batteries

Growth in the consumption of lithium accelerated in 2017, by over 10% on 2016 levels, to reach 211,000t lithium carbonate equivalent (LCE). The...


13 Jun, 2018, 09:00 BST Roskill: Cobalt Demand in Batteries Set to Grow at 14.5%py to 2027

Cobalt prices have skyrocketed over the past 18 months. Prices remained in a narrow range between 2012 and 2016, averaging around US$13/lb. In the...


16 May, 2018, 13:30 BST Roskill: Graphite Prices Could Push Higher on Tightening Markets for Batteries & Electrodes

Synthetic graphite electrode prices rose nine-fold through the first three quarters of 2017, increasing from US$1,748/t in January 2017 to a high of...


18 Apr, 2018, 13:00 BST Roskill: Record Cobalt Deals in Q1 2018 Show Raw Material Procurement of Li-ion battery Business is Revving up

The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery industry has developed rapidly in recent years with the advent of mass-produced electric vehicles, with predictions...


18 Apr, 2018, 13:00 BST Roskill: Record Cobalt Deals in Q1 2018 Show Raw Material Procurement of Li-ion battery Business is Revving up

The lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery industry has developed rapidly in recent years with the advent of mass-produced electric vehicles, with predictions...


26 Mar, 2018, 13:00 BST Roskill: Salt 2018 Conference Promises a Global Perspective from a Packed Agenda

With much more salt coming from waste streams adding to an already saturated market, European salt suppliers are really feeling the pressure as the...


20 Mar, 2018, 13:19 GMT Roskill: Niobium Concentrate Prices Rebound in 2017; Good Prospects for FeNb Demand

Niobium concentrate prices rose sharply in 2017, increasing by over 60% during the year to finish at US$16/lb Nb2O5. No new records were set but the...


22 Feb, 2018, 12:00 GMT Roskill's Battery Supply Chain Europe 2018 Conference to Host Leading Industry Experts

Growth in Li-ion battery demand will require fundamental changes to battery raw material industries and attendees at Roskill's Battery Supply Chain...


07 Feb, 2018, 12:00 GMT Roskill: Batteries and Stainless Steel to Drive Nickel Demand

Roskill is releasing its new Nickel market report with forecasts out to 2027 in February 2018. It is essential reading for anyone needing a...


01 Feb, 2018, 09:00 GMT Roskill Analysts to Present on Battery Raw Materials at Cape Town Lunch Next Week

Battery analysts from leading international metals and minerals consultancy, Roskill Information Services, will be hosting a lunch on Wednesday 7...


18 Jan, 2018, 12:30 GMT Roskill: Neodymium Prices Surge as Permanent Magnet Demand Looks set to Take off

Neodymium (Nd) claimed the headline spot for the suite of 15 rare earths in 2017, following a positive demand outlook for NdFeB permanent magnets...


11 Jan, 2018, 09:00 GMT Roskill's Battery Supply Chain Europe Conference 2018 - A Market Driven by Raw Materials

Roskill is pleased to announce its inaugural Battery Supply Chain Europe Conference will be held in Dusseldorf this March. The event provides an...


25 Sep, 2017, 14:00 BST Roskill View: Rare Earth Market Pressures Revving Into Gear

Rare earth elements (REEs) have found themselves back on the list of materials to follow this year. Amongst many others, rare earth end-use...