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Global Non-Ferrous Metals Market 2016-2020

About Non-Ferrous Metals

The commonly used non-ferrous metals are aluminum, copper, lead, tin, nickel, titanium, and zinc. Non-ferrous metals are used because they are non-magnetic and have properties such as light weight, high conductivity, malleability, and resistance to corrosion. Such metals are produced by primary as well as secondary production methods. Primary production refers to the extraction of the metal from its ores, while secondary production refers to the recycling of the metal from scraps.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global non-ferrous metals market to grow at a CAGR of 4.91% during the period 2016-2020.

Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global non-ferrous metals market for 2016-2020. To calculate the market size, the report presents the vendor landscape and a corresponding detailed analysis of the top seven vendors operating in the market. In addition, the report discusses the major drivers influencing the market growth and the challenges faced by the vendors and the market as a whole. It also examines key emerging trends and their influence on current and future market scenariosThe market is divided into the following segments based on geography:

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Non-Ferrous Metals Market 2016-2020, 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
  • Alcoa
  • BHP Billiton
  • Glencore
  • Hindalco Novelis
  • Rio Tinto
  • RUSAL
  • Vale
Market driver
  • Rising demand for galvanized steel
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Closure of zinc mines leading to supply deficiency
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Use of zinc products for cathodic protection
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2020 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?
  • What are the market opportunities and threats faced by the key vendors?
  • What are the strengths and weaknesses of the key vendors?


Press Release

Technavio Announces the Publication of its Research Report – Global Non-Ferrous Metals Market 2016-2020

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global non-ferrous metals market: Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Glencore, Hindalco Novelis, Rio Tinto, RUSAL, and Vale.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The growing use of zinc products for cathodic protection will be a key trend for market growth. Cathodic protection is the method used to prevent corrosion of metal surfaces. It includes the involvement of two metals in an electrochemical reaction, where one acts as the cathode and the other as the anode. This method is widely used in industries such as oil and gas, power, and shipbuilding. It is cost-effective and provides adequate protection to metal surfaces. Zinc is preferred as the anode because of its corrosion-resistant property. We expect this to drive the market growth during the forecast period owing to the extensive development of the oil and gas and construction industries around the world. In addition, cathodic protection is also used to protect inner surfaces of small-diameter pipelines, buried metallic surfaces, and metal waterfront surfaces.”

According to the report, rising demand for galvanized steel is a key driver leading to market growth. Galvanization is the process of immersing steel in molten zinc to create a corrosion-resistant coating of zinc-steel. It also provides resistance to mechanical damage. Continuous galvanizing line is used to apply a coat of zinc on the surface of steel sheets to improve corrosion resistance. Galvanized steel sheets are used in many industrial applications like construction materials, automobiles, and electrical appliances. These products are lightweight and offer high strength, formability, and recyclability. The global demand for galvanized steel is increasing owing to its benefits in industrial applications. There are more than 800 continuous galvanizing lines in operation around the world. The rising demand for galvanized steel will lead to increased demand for zinc in the overall market.

Further, the report states that increase in cost of energy is a challenge against the market growth. Energy prices account for a major share (35%) of the aluminum production cost. Due to an increase in demand of energy, the prices are rising, leading to the closure of many smelters. For instance, energy cost per metric ton of aluminum production in China is $900 whereas the energy cost per metric ton of aluminum production in the Middle East and Canada is $350. For instance, Alcoa in 2015 announced the shutting of its Alumar smelter in São Luís, the largest smelter in Brazil. South America is becoming increasingly dependent on primary aluminum imports. Hydropower has become insufficient in fulfilling power requirements for the region and, so, Brazil will import power from Argentina and Uruguay during the forecast period. In addition, the higher energy costs lead to higher production cost of aluminum, which gets transferred to downstream products as well thus, affecting the profit margins for the vendors.

Companies Mentioned

Alcoa, BHP Billiton, Glencore, Hindalco Novelis, Rio Tinto, RUSAL, Vale.

  • Executive summary
    • Highlights
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global non-ferrous metals market: Segmentation
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
      • Table Major product types and end-users
  • Pricing trends
    • Table Pricing trends: March 2006-December 2015 ($ per metric ton)
    • Key highlights
  • Market landscape
    • Global non-ferrous metals market
      • Table Global non-ferrous metals market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis
  • Segmentation by product
    • Table Non-ferrous metals and their properties
    • Global aluminum market
      • Table Properties of aluminum
      • Table Aluminum value chain
      • Table Global aluminum market by end-user 2015
      • Table Global aluminum market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global copper market
      • Table Properties of copper
      • Table Downstream value chain of copper
      • Table Global copper market by end-user 2015
      • Table Global copper market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global lead market
      • Table Properties of lead
      • Table Global lead market by end-user 2015
      • Table Global lead market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global tin market
      • Table Properties of tin
      • Table Global tin market by end-user 2015
      • Table Global tin market 2015-2020 (thousand metric tons)
    • Global nickel market
      • Table Properties of nickel
      • Table Global nickel market by end-user 2015
      • Table Global nickel market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Global titanium market
      • Table Properties of titanium
      • Table Titanium downstream value chain
      • Table Global titanium market by end-user 2015
      • Table Global titanium market (thousand metric tons)
    • Global zinc market
      • Table Properties of zinc
      • Table Global zinc market by end-user
      • Table Global zinc market 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Table Global non-ferrous metals market by geography 2015
    • Table Comparative analysis of global non-ferrous metals market by geography
    • Non-ferrous metals market in APAC
      • Table Non-ferrous metals market in APAC 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Non-ferrous metals market in EMEA
      • Table Non-ferrous metals market in EMEA 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
    • Non-ferrous metals market in Americas
      • Table Non-ferrous metals market in Americas 2015-2020 (million metric tons)
  • Market drivers
    • Growth in automobile industry
      • Table Automobile production in units 2015-2020 (millions of units)
    • Distinct properties of copper
      • Table Comparison of copper tubes versus aluminum tubes
    • Rising demand for galvanized steel
    • Growth in aerospace industry
      • Table Content of titanium in aircraft
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Barriers to adopting new technologies
    • Closure of zinc mines leading to supply deficiency
    • Increase in cost of energy
    • Fluctuating prices of non-ferrous metals
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Demand for lightweight products
    • Increase in recycling rate of non-ferrous metals
    • Stringent government regulations
    • Use of zinc products for cathodic protection
    • Emerging applications of titanium
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Major vendors by metal
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Alcoa
      • Table Alcoa: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Alcoa: Product offering
      • Table Alcoa: Key takeaways
    • BHP Billiton
      • Table BHP Billiton: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table BHP Billiton: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Glencore
      • Table Glencore: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Glencore: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • Hindalco Novelis
      • Table Hindalco Novelis: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Hindalco Novelis: Product offering
      • Table Hindalco Novelis: Key takeaways
    • Rio Tinto
      • Table Rio Tinto: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Rio Tinto: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
    • RUSAL
      • Table RUSAL: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table RUSAL: Product offering
      • Table RUSAL: Key takeaways
    • Vale
      • Table Vale: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Vale: Geographical segmentation by revenue 2015
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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