This report forecasts US cobalt demand in metric tons of cobalt content to 2019. Total demand is segmented by form in terms of: metal, chemical compounds, and purchased scrap. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: superalloys; chemicals and ceramics; cemented carbides; and alloys, steels, and other applications.
To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, trade, global production, and environmental and regulatory factors. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines products and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and application segment over the forecast period.
Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 23-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.