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Global Germanium Market 2018-2022

About Germanium

Germanium is a brittle grayish-white metalloid that exhibits both metallic and non-metallic properties. It is recognized as a rare earth metal. It is mainly used as a semiconductor because of its electrical properties, high refractive index, low optical dispersion, and transparency to infrared electromagnetic radiation. It is extracted as a byproduct during the processing of zinc ores.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global germanium market to grow at a CAGR of 6.53% during the period 2018-2022.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global germanium market for 2018-2022. To calculate the market size, the report presents a detailed picture of the market by way of study, synthesis, and summation of data from multiple sources.

The market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Germanium Market 2018-2022, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the market landscape and its growth prospects over the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

Key vendors
  • 5N Plus
  • JSC Germanium
  • Teck Resources
  • umicore
  • YUNNAN CHIHONG Zn&Ge
  • YUNNAN GERMANIUM
Market driver
  • Growth in the solar installation market
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Market challenge
  • Supply-demand imbalance
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Market trend
  • Miniaturization of electronic components
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Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2022 and what will the growth rate be?
  • What are the key market trends?
  • What is driving this market?
  • What are the challenges to market growth?
  • Who are the key vendors in this market space?


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
  • Research methodology
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Parent market
      • Table Segments of the global non-ferrous metals market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Global germanium market- Market sizing 2017
      • Table Global germanium market - Market size 2017
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing 2017
    • Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Global germanium market - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table Global germanium market - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2017
    • Table Five forces analysis 2022
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2017
  • Market segmentation by application
    • Segmentation by application
      • Table Global germanium market segmentation by application - Market share 2017-2022 (%)
    • Comparison by application
      • Table Comparison by application
    • Fiber optics - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Fiber optics - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table Fiber optics - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Infrared optics - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Infrared optics - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table Infrared optics - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Polymerization catalysts - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Polymerization catalysts - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table Polymerization catalysts - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Electronics and solar - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Electronics and solar - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table Electronics and solar - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Market opportunity by application
      • Table Market opportunity by application
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Regional landscape
    • Geographical segmentation
      • Table Global germanium market - Market share by geography 2017-2022 (%)
    • Regional comparison
      • Table Regional comparison
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2017-2022
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2017-2022 (MT)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2018-2022 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
  • Market trends
    • Miniaturization of electronic components
    • Green bonds fueling demand for germanium
    • Advent of artificial intelligence
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • 5N Plus
      • Table Vendor overview - 5N Plus
      • Table 5N Plus - Business segments
      • Table 5N Plus - Organizational developments
      • Table 5N Plus - Geographic focus
      • Table 5N Plus - Segment focus
      • Table 5N Plus - Key offerings
    • JSC Germanium
      • Table Vendor overview - JSC Germanium
      • Table JSC Germanium - Business segments
      • Table JSC Germanium - Organizational developments
      • Table JSC Germanium - Segment focus
      • Table JSC Germanium - Key offerings
    • Teck Resources
      • Table Vendor overview - Teck Resources
      • Table Teck Resources - Business segments
      • Table Teck Resources - Organizational developments
      • Table Teck Resources - Geographic focus
      • Table Teck Resources - Segment focus
      • Table Teck Resources - Key offerings
    • umicore
      • Table Vendor overview - umicore
      • Table umicore - Business segments
      • Table umicore - Organizational developments
      • Table umicore - Geographic focus
      • Table umicore - Segment focus
      • Table umicore - Key offerings
    • YUNNAN CHIHONG Zn&Ge
      • Table Vendor overview - YUNNAN CHIHONG Zn&Ge
      • Table YUNNAN CHIHONG Zn&Ge - Product segments
      • Table YUNNAN CHIHONG Zn&Ge - Organizational developments
      • Table YUNNAN CHIHONG Zn&Ge - Segment focus
      • Table YUNNAN CHIHONG Zn&Ge - Key offerings
    • YUNNAN GERMANIUM
      • Table Vendor overview - YUNNAN GERMANIUM
      • Table YUNNAN GERMANIUM- Product segments
      • Table YUNNAN GERMANIUM - Organizational developments
      • Table YUNNAN GERMANIUM - Segment focus
      • Table YUNNAN GERMANIUM - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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