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Global Tantalum Market 2017-2021

Global Tantalum Market 2017-2021

About Tantalum

Tantalum is an element of the periodic table with the symbol Ta, and atomic number 73. Tantalum finds use as an industrial metal due to its properties of capacitance, hardness, corrosion resistance, and high heat resistance. Tantalum is available in the form of wire, sputtering target, and rod, and compounds as nanopowders. Tantalum is usually found in the compound form and is not available in nature as a free element. The most common tantalum mineral is columbite or tantalite. Both tantalite and columbite have the same mineral structure.

Technavio’s analysts forecast the global tantalum market to grow at a CAGR of 3.13% during the period 2017-2021.Covered in this report

The report covers the present scenario and the growth prospects of the global tantalum market for 2017-2021. To calculate the market size, the report considers the sales of tantalum for capacitors, turbine and aircraft structure parts, optical coatings, medical implants, thin-film resistors, carbide cutting tools and wear parts, and other end-markets.

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

  • Americas
  • APAC
  • EMEA
Technavio's report, Global Tantalum Market 2017-2021, 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
  • Advanced Metallurgical
  • China Minmetals
  • Global Advanced Metals
  • H.C. Starck
  • Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry
Other prominent vendors
  • Ethiopian Mineral Development Share Company (EMDSC)
  • Jiangxi KING-TAN Tantalum Industry
  • Mineração Taboca
Market driver
  • Smartphone penetration triggering demand for capacitors
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market challenge
  • Tantalum designated as conflict mineral
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Market trend
  • Huge growth prospects due to increasing IoT applications
  • For a full, detailed list, view our report
Key questions answered in this report
  • What will the market size be in 2021 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 Tantalum Market 2017-2021

Technavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the global tantalum market: Advanced Metallurgical, China Minmetals, Global Advanced Metals, H.C. Starck, and Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry.

Other Prominent Vendors in the market are: Ethiopian Mineral Development Share Company, Jiangxi KING-TAN Tantalum Industry, and Mineração Taboca.

Commenting on the report, an analyst from Technavio’s team said: “The latest trend gaining momentum in the market is huge growth prospects due to increasing IoT applications. The Internet of Things (IoT) applications are expected to have a tremendous growth during the forecast period. The introduction of new and innovative electronic and electrical products with advanced connectivity features will boost the IoT applications. The greater propagation of the idea of a connected world will further stimulate innovation and the introduction of electronic and electrical products, i.e., smartphones, notebooks, TV sets, and tablets. These products extensively use capacitors for their functioning.”

According to the report, one of the major drivers for this market is smartphone penetration triggering demand for capacitors. The telecommunication sector is the most prominent end-user segment for low voltage capacitors, comprising over 32% of the market, thus, growing telecommunication sector will act as a major driver for the market. Currently, the growth of telecommunication sector is attributed to the growing demand for smartphones and its increasing penetration, especially in the developing economies. The fact that the content of capacitors in smartphones significantly surpasses that of traditional handsets, this encompasses the contribution of increasing penetration or the demand for smartphones to the growth of the overall market.

Further, the report states that one of the major factors hindering the growth of this market is tantalum designated as conflict mineral. Columbite-tantalite, or coltan as it is commonly known, has been designated as a conflict mineral by the Secretary of State of the US. Conflict minerals are those minerals that come from areas of the world in which conflicts are affecting the mining and trading of those minerals in the global market. Tantalum is designated as a conflict mineral due to the number of conflicts arising in the Congo, which has great reserves of tantalum.

Companies Mentioned

Advanced Metallurgical, China Minmetals, Global Advanced Metals, H.C. Starck, Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry, Ethiopian Mineral Development Share Company, Jiangxi KING-TAN Tantalum Industry, Mineração Taboca.

  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Market overview
      • Table Global tantalum market
      • Table Global tantalum market by intermediates
      • Table Global tantalum market by end-product
      • Table Global tantalum market by end-market
      • Table Global tantalum market by geography
  • Market research methodology
    • Research methodology
    • Economic indicators
  • Introduction
    • Key market highlights
    • Overview
      • Table Properties of tantalum and niobium
      • Table Tantalum material flow
    • Tantalum value chain and market structure
      • Table Tantalum value chain and market structure
  • Market landscape
    • Global tantalum market
      • Table Global tantalum market 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast 2016-2021
    • Five forces analysis
      • Table Five forces analysis: Titanium mining (concentrate)
      • Table Five forces analysis: Titanium intermediate products
      • Table Five forces analysis for titanium end-product: Capacitor-grade powder
  • Market segmentation by Intermediates
    • Overview: Global tantalum market by intermediates
      • Table Global tantalum market by intermediate 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global tantalum market by intermediate 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
    • Global tantalum market for potassium salts
      • Table Global tantalum market for potassium salts 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for potassium salts 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for oxides
      • Table Global tantalum market for oxides 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for oxides 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end-product
    • Overview: Global tantalum market by end-product
      • Table Global tantalum market by end-product 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global tantalum market by end-product 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
    • Global tantalum market for anode powder and wire
      • Table Global tantalum market for anode powder and wire 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for anode powder and wire 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for superalloy
      • Table Global tantalum market for superalloy 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for superalloy 2016-2021
      • Table The main end-markets for tantalum superalloys
    • Global tantalum market for carbides
      • Table Global tantalum market for carbides 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for carbides 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for chemicals
      • Table Global tantalum market for chemicals 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for chemicals 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for sputtering targets
      • Table Global tantalum market for sputtering targets 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for sputtering targets 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for others
      • Table Global tantalum market for others 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for others 2016-2021
  • Market segmentation by end-markets
    • Overview: Global tantalum market by end-market
      • Table Global tantalum market by end-market 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global tantalum market by end-market 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
    • Global tantalum market for capacitors
      • Table Global tantalum market for capacitors 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for capacitors 2016-2021
      • Table Tantalum capacitors' end-markets
    • Global tantalum market for carbide cutting tools and wear parts
      • Table Global tantalum market for carbide cutting tools and wear parts 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for carbide cutting tools and wear parts 2016-2021
      • Table Automobile annual production (millions)
    • Global tantalum market for turbine and aircraft structural parts
      • Table Global tantalum market for turbine and aircraft structural parts 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for turbine and aircraft structural parts 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for medical implants
      • Table Global tantalum market for medical implants 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for medical implants 2016-2021
      • Table Medical implants market
    • Global tantalum market for optical coatings
      • Table Global tantalum market for optical coatings 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for optical coatings 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for thin film resistors
      • Table Global tantalum market for thin-film resistors 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for thin-film resistors 2016-2021
    • Global tantalum market for other end-markets
      • Table Global tantalum market for other end-markets 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Global tantalum market forecast for other end-markets 2016-2021
  • Geographical segmentation
    • Overview: Global tantalum market by geography
      • Table Global tantalum market by geography 2016 and 2021
      • Table Global tantalum market by geography 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
    • Tantalum market in Americas
      • Table Tantalum market in Americas 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Tantalum market forecast in Americas 2016-2021
    • Tantalum market in APAC
      • Table Tantalum market in APAC 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Tantalum market forecast in APAC 2016-2021
    • Tantalum market in EMEA
      • Table Tantalum market in EMEA 2016 and 2021 (metric tons)
      • Table Tantalum market forecast in EMEA 2016-2021
      • Table Passenger car production in Europe 2015 (millions)
  • Market drivers
    • Smartphone penetration triggering demand for capacitors
      • Table Smartphone penetration in major countries 2014-2015
    • Increasing demand for implants
      • Table Global knee and hip implant market 2015-2020 ($ billion)
    • Increasing use of tantalum in aerospace superalloys
      • Table Global commercial air fleet production 2015-2020 (units)
  • Impact of drivers
    • Table Impact of drivers
  • Market challenges
    • Miniaturization leading to reduced use
    • Tantalum designated as conflict mineral
    • Niobium replacing tantalum in some applications
  • Impact of drivers and challenges
    • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Huge growth prospects due to increasing IoT applications
      • Table Capacitor products for the IoT market
      • Table Top five countries in APAC and major three end-user industry
    • Growth in smart grid market
      • Table Global smart grid market 2015-2020 ($ billions)
    • New emerging applications
  • Vendor landscape
    • Competitive scenario
    • Other prominent vendors
  • Key vendor analysis
    • Advanced Metallurgical Group
      • Table Advanced Metallurgical Group: Business segmentation by revenue 2015
      • Table Advanced Metallurgical Group: Geographic segmentation by revenue 2015
    • China Minmetals
    • Global Advanced Metals
      • Table Global Advanced Metals: Product categories
    • H.C. Starck
      • Table H.C. Starck: Product offerings
    • Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry
      • Table Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry: Product categories
  • Appendix
    • List of abbreviations
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