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Global Tantalum Market - Segmented by Products, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

Global Tantalum Market - Segmented by Products, Application and Geography - Growth, Trends and Forecast (2018 - 2023)

The global tantalum market is expected to witness a CAGR of approximately 3.1%, during the forecasted period, majorly driven by its increasing application base in the electronics industry and extensive use of tantalum alloys in aviation and gas turbine.

Growing Usage in Electronics Industry

Tantalum is a dense silver metal with high ductility, and heat and electricity conducting properties. Due to the formation of a thin film called oxide, the element possess high corrosion-resistance property owing to which it is highly preferred in the electronics industry. Majority of the tantalum is consumed in the electronics industry primarily as powder and wire for capacitors. The demand for tantalum is expected to rise from the growing telecommunication sector owing to requirement for low voltage capacitors, hence, driving the market for tantalum. Additionally, as the market is increasingly moving towards miniaturization, the tantalum capacitor is preferred in space-sensitive, high-end applications in telecommunications, data storage, and implantable medical devices. Thus, increasing the demand for and consumption of tantalum in the electronics industry. However, market faces certain drawbacks, due to the detrimental effects of tantalum powder, which may hinder the market growth to a certain extent.

Capacitors Dominates the Market

Tantalum powder witnessed the highest demand from the capacitors industry. This is majorly because it offers unique properties, as well as high capacitance value in the smallest physical component size. As a result, driving the demand for capacitors. Furthermore, with the growth of the electronics industry and the technological development for usage of such materials in industries, such as medical, the demand for tantalum is expected to rise. This in turn shall benefit the market for tantalum during the forecast period.

Congo and Rwanda Major Producing Countries

Rwanda and Congo are the world’s largest producer for tantalum. The countries are also among the major exporters of tantalum. In 2016, Congo dominated the market with a production of 370 tons, however in 2017, Rwanda again gained back its position of the major tantalum producing country. But, it is difficult to ascertain the how much tantalum is actually produced in the country’s mines, as it is being said that much of the country’s mineral production arrives from countries, like Congo, where conflict minerals are an issue. However, to solve this issue the government and some companies are focusing on making the mining industry in Rwanda more transparent.

Key Developments in the Market

February 2018: Global Advanced Metals planned to launch direct tantalum mining operations at the Greenbushes Mine assets in Western Australia (WA)

Major Players : H.C. Starck, Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd., Metallurgical Products Co., Globe Metals and Mining and Duoluoshan Sapphire Rare Metal Co., Ltd., amongst others.

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1. Introduction
1.1 Research Phases
1.2 Study Deliverables
1.3 Scope of the Report
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value-Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Trade Analysis
3.4 Technological Snapshot
3.5 Price Index
3.6 Regulatory Policy Analysis
4. Market Dynamics
4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 Increasing Demand from Electronics Industry
4.1.2 Growing Application Base in Aviation and Gas Turbines
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Detrimental Effect of Tantalum Powder
4.3 Opportunity
4.3.1 Replacement of Solid Capacitors with Polymer Tantalum Capacitors
4.3.2 Other Opportunities
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Product Form
5.1.1 Metal
5.1.2 Minerals
5.1.3 Oxide
5.1.4 Carbide
5.1.5 Powder
5.1.6 Waste and Scrap
5.2 By Application
5.2.1 Capacitors
5.2.2 Semiconductors
5.2.3 Engine Turbine Blades
5.2.4 Chemical processing equipment
5.2.5 Super Alloys
5.2.6 Others (including Ballistics, Surgical Implants & Closures, Optical Applications, others)
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1 Production Analysis
6.1.1 United States
6.1.2 Australia
6.1.3 Brazil
6.1.4 China
6.1.5 Congo
6.1.6 Ethiopia
6.1.7 Nigeria
6.1.8 Rwanda
6.1.9 Indonesia
6.1.10 Malaysia
6.1.11 Austria
6.1.12 Kazakhstan
6.1.13 Others
6.2 Consumption Analysis
6.2.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2.2 North America United States Canada Mexico Rest of North America
6.2.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom Italy France Rest of Europe
6.2.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
6.2.5 Middle East & Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Future of the Market
8. Competitive Landscape
8.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
8.2 Market Share Analysis**
8.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
9. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
9.1 Alkane Resources Limited
9.2 Altura Mining Ltd.
9.3 China Minmetals Corporation
9.4 Fogang Jiata Metals Co., Ltd.
9.5 Global Advanced Metals
9.6 Globe Metals and Mining
9.7 Grandciew Materials, Inc.
9.8 H.C. Strack
9.9 Metallurgical Products Co.
9.10 Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd.
9.11 Rohm Semiconductors
9.12 Taki Chemical Co., Ltd.
9.13 ULBA Metallurgical Plant
*List not exhaustive
10. Disclaimer
**Subject to availability on public domain

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