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World Tungsten

World Tungsten

Growth in the world tungsten market will total 4.3% annually through 2019 in volume terms. Advances will be driven by healthy growth in world manufacturing and construction activity, bolstering demand for tungsten-based tools. Rising use of tungsten in lightweight metal alloys will also boost sales.

This report segments the World Tungsen industry by Product/Application & Region. Data is provided in metric tons.

Tungsten Products & Applications include:
Cemented Carbides (Cutting Tools & Inserts, Wear Parts)
Tungsten Alloys (Tool Steels)
Tungsten Mill Products (Lighting)
Tungsten Chemicals & Other (Catalysts)

Cemented carbides will remain the largest market. Fastest growth will be for tungsten alloys, driven by strong growth for lightweight metals in aerospace equipment.

World regions and countries covered in the study include:
North America
Western Europe
Asia/Pacific
Central & South America
Eastern Europe
Africa/Mideast

The Africa/Mideast region will see the strongest advances among world regions through 2019, from a small base. China will remain the dominant producer and consumer of tungsten, but growth will slow considerably from the previous decade.

Varying degrees of vertical integration in the global tungsten industry are common, with many processors also involved in mining, intermediates production, and tungsten-containing product manufacture. Major producers include China Minmetals, China Molybdenum, HC Starck, Jiangxi Rare Earth and Rare Metals Tungsten, Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten, Kennametal, Plansee, Sandvik, and Xiamen Tungsten.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
    • World Population Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • Gross Fixed Investment
      • Table WORLD GROSS FIXED INVESTMENT BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Machinery Overview
      • Table WORLD MACHINERY MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Lighting Outlook
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD LIGHTING SHIPMENTS BY REGION, 2014
    • Technology Trends
    • Functional Competition
    • Pricing Patterns
      • Table CHART II-2 HISTORICAL TUNGSTEN PRICING, 2004-2014
    • Legal & Regulatory Environment
  • WORLD TUNGSTEN MINING & PROCESSING OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Tungsten Reserves by Country
      • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN ORE RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Tungsten Mine Production by Country
      • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN MINE PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
      • China
      • Russia
      • Canada
      • Other Countries
    • Tungsten Ore & Concentrates International Trade
      • Table CHART III-1 WORLD TUNGSTEN ORE & CONCENTRATES NET EXPORTS BY REGION, 2014
    • Tungsten Processing
      • Ammonium Paratungstate
        • Table WORLD AMMONIUM PARATUNGSTATE SHIPMENTS BY REGION
      • Tungsten Scrap
        • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN SCRAP DEMAND BY REGION
  • WORLD SUPPLY & DEMAND
    • General
    • World Tungsten Demand
      • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART IV-1 WORLD TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY REGION, 2014
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART IV-2 WORLD TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT, 2014
      • Cemented Carbides
        • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN CEMENTED CARBIDES DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Tungsten Alloys
        • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN ALLOYS DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Tungsten Mill Products
        • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN MILL PRODUCTS DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Tungsten Chemicals & Other
        • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN CHEMICALS & OTHER DEMAND BY APPLICATION & REGION
    • Processed Tungsten Shipments
      • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN SHIPMENTS BY REGION
    • International Trade
      • Table WORLD TUNGSTEN NET EXPORTS BY REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Overview
    • North America: Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • North America: Tungsten Applications
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • United States
      • United States: Overview
      • United States: Supply & Demand
        • Table CHART V-2 US NATIONAL DEFENSE STOCKPILE ORE & CONCENTRATES STOCKS & SALES, 2004-2014
        • Table UNITED STATES: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United States: Tungsten Applications
        • Table UNITED STATES: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Canada
      • Canada: Overview
      • Canada: Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Canada: Tungsten Applications
        • Table CANADA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Overview
      • Mexico: Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Mexico: Tungsten Applications
        • Table MEXICO: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Overview
    • Western Europe: Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Western Europe: Tungsten Applications
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Germany
      • Germany: Overview
      • Germany: Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Germany: Tungsten Applications
        • Table GERMANY: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Overview
      • United Kingdom: Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • United Kingdom: Tungsten Applications
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Italy
      • Italy: Overview
      • Italy: Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Italy: Tungsten Applications
        • Table ITALY: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • France
      • France: Overview
      • France: Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • France: Tungsten Applications
        • Table FRANCE: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Sweden
      • Sweden: Overview
      • Sweden: Supply & Demand
        • Table SWEDEN: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Sweden: Tungsten Applications
        • Table SWEDEN: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Spain
      • Spain: Overview
      • Spain: Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Spain: Tungsten Applications
        • Table SPAIN: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Western Europe: Tungsten Applications
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Table CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Asia/Pacific: Tungsten Applications
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • China
      • China: Overview
      • China: Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • China: Tungsten Applications
        • Table CHINA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Japan
      • Japan: Overview
      • Japan: Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Japan: Tungsten Applications
        • Table JAPAN: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Overview
      • South Korea: Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • South Korea: Tungsten Applications
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • India
      • India: Overview
      • India: Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • India: Tungsten Applications
        • Table INDIA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Overview
      • Taiwan: Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Taiwan: Tungsten Applications
        • Table TAIWAN: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Tungsten Applications
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Overview
      • Central & South America: Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Central & South America: Tungsten Applications
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table BRAZIL: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Eastern Europe: Tungsten Applications
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table RUSSIA: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: TUNGSTEN SUPPLY & DEMAND
      • Africa/Mideast: Tungsten Applications
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: TUNGSTEN DEMAND BY PRODUCT & APPLICATION
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Industry Composition
      • Table PROCESSED TUNGSTEN SALES BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IX-1 WORLD PROCESSED TUNGSTEN MARKET SHARE BY COMPANY, 2014
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Mining & Manufacturing
      • Table CHART IX-2 TUNGSTEN MATERIAL FLOW
    • Competitive Strategies
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Berkshire Hathaway Incorporated
      • Buffalo Tungsten Incorporated
      • China Minmetals Corporation
      • China Molybdenum Company Limited
      • Chongyi Zhangyuan Tungsten Company Limited
      • Eramet SA
      • Federal Carbide Company
      • Guangdong Xianglu Tungsten Company Limited
      • HC Starck GmbH
      • INDUS Holding AG
      • Jiangxi Rare Earth and Rare Metals Tungsten Group Corporation
      • Jiangxi Yaosheng Tungsten Company Limited
      • Kennametal Incorporated
      • Metalico Incorporated
      • Mitsubishi Materials Corporation
      • Nippon Tungsten Company Limited
      • Noble Group Limited
      • Plansee Holding AG
      • Sandvik AB
      • Sumitomo Electric Industries Limited
      • WOLFRAM Company CJSC
      • Xiamen Tungsten Company Limited
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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