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Global High Performance Alloys Industry

NEW YORK, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue:

Global High Performance Alloys Industry

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for High Performance Alloys in Metric Tons by the following Product Segments: Non-Ferrous Alloys (Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, & Zirconium), Refractory Metal Alloys (Molybdenum, Tungsten, Columbium, & Tantalum), Platinum Group Metals (Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, & Iridium), and Special Alloys & Superalloys. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2010 through 2018. A six-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets. The report profiles 236 companies including many key and niche players such as Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V., KB Alloys LLC, African Rainbow Minerals Limited, Alcoa Inc., Alcoa Howmet Castings, Allegheny Technologies Incorporated, ATI Allvac Incorporated, Areva Group, BASF Catalysts LLC, Carpenter Technology Corporation, Group of Companies Precious Metals Of Urals, Eramet Group, Haynes Internationa, Inc., H.C. Starck GmbH, High Performance Alloys, Inc., Luxfer Group, Magnesium Elektron Incorporated, Olin Brass Corporation, MAGONTEC Limited, Precision Castparts Corp., Special Metals Corporation, Rio Tinto Alcan, Rolled Alloys Inc., United Company RUSAL Plc, ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH, Titanium Metals Corporation, W.C. Heraeus GmbH & Co KG, and Xstrata Alloys. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based upon search engine sources in the public domain.

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONSStudy Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1Disclaimers I-2Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3Non-Ferrous Alloys I-4Refractory Metal Alloys I-4Platinum Group Metals (PGM) I-4Special Alloys & Superalloys I-4II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1

A Primer II-1

Nonferrous Alloys: Largest High Performance Alloy Segment II-1

Impact of the 2007-2009 Economic Recession In Retrospect II-2

Impact of Europe's Debt Crisis: A Review II-2

Current State of the Euro Crisis II-2

Implications for the Market II-3

Improving Production Techniques II-3

Quest for Enhanced Performance and Durability II-3

Developments Galore II-3

Development of HPA for Gas Turbine Optimizes Mechanical

Properties II-4

Noteworthy Trends, Growth Drivers & Issues II-4

Escalating Demand from Domestic and Leisure Applications II-4

Growing Need for Corrosion Resistant Alloys II-4

Surging Demand for Lightweight Alloys in Domestic Appliances

& Transportation Sector II-5

Growing Interest in Metal Alloy Substitutes II-5

Metal Honeycomb Catalyst Support Grows Popular II-6

Industry Issues II-6

Recycling - An Industry Norm II-6

Global Economy Issues II-6

Changing Face of Power Generation II-6

Deregulation Ploughs in the Potential II-6

Pursuit for a Cleaner Globe II-7

IP and Patent Issues II-7

Regulatory Issues II-7

Production Technology & Efficiency Improvements II-7

High Industry Standards II-8

Suppliers Have the Upper Hand II-8

Distribution II-8

User Guidelines II-8

2. REVIEW OF PRODUCT MARKETS II-9Non-Ferrous Alloy Metals II-9Aluminum II-9US and Western European Aluminum Smelters Scurry to Investin Low Cost Regions II-9Key Statistics II-10Table 1: Global Alumina Market (2011): Percentage MarketShare Breakdown of Leading Alumina Refining Companies(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-10

Table 2: Global Rolled Aluminum Market (2011): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Sales by Region (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 3: Global Aluminum Market (2011): PercentageBreakdown of Consumption by Region/Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Table 4: Global Aluminum Market (2011): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Production by Country (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-11

Magnesium II-12

Table 5: Major Magnesium Sources and Concentrations

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12

Regulatory Forces Drive Demand for Magnesium based Alloys in

the Automotive Market II-13

Cheaper Chinese and CIS Imports Wreak Havoc on Western

Magnesium Producers II-13

Recycling Trend II-13

Improvement in Secondary Magnesium Market II-13

Magnesium Prices Likely to Spiral II-13

Sustained, Healthy Growth to Continue II-14

Titanium II-14

Table 6: Global Titanium Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Consumption by End-Use Sector (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-15

Magnesium and Titanium II-15

Zirconium II-15

General & Chemical Properties II-15

Zirconium Dioxide Use to Grow by a Satisfactory Margin II-16

Refractory Metals Alloy Metals II-16

Molybdenum II-17

Market Overview II-17

Molybdenum Use Rising in Unconventional Applications II-18

Table 7: Global Molybdenum Market (2011): Percentage

Breakdown of Consumption by Product Markets (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18

Table 8: Global Molybdenum Market (2011): PercentageBreakdown of Consumption by End-User Industries (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 9: Global Molybdenum Market (2011): Percentage

Breakdown of Total Molybdenum Availability by Source

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Tungsten II-19

Table 10: Global Tungsten Concentrate Market (2011):

Percentage Breakdown of Production Volume by Country

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Niobium (or) Columbium II-20

Tantalum II-20

Global Tantalum Demand to Increase in Near Future II-20

Mine Production - Global Review II-21

Platinum Group Metals II-21

PGM - Increasing Levels of Oversupply II-22

Platinum - A Special Focus II-22

Table 11: Global Platinum Market (2011): Percentage

Breakdown of Volume Consumption by End-Use Sector (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-22

Table 12: Global Platinum Market (2011): PercentageBreakdown of Volume Production by Region/Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 13: Global Palladium Market (2011): Percentage

Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Sector (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 14: Global Palladium Market (2011): PercentageBreakdown of Production By Region/Country (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 15: Global Palladium Market (2011): Percentage Market

Share Breakdown by Leading Players (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 16: Global Rhodium Market (2011): Percentage Breakdownof Volume Consumption by End-User Sectors (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 17: Global Rhodium Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Production by Region/Country (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Super alloys II-25

Super alloys and Special Alloys - Production Perspective II-25

Niobium in Various Hues in the Super alloys Industry II-26

Nickel - Production Scenario II-26

Other Statistical Findings II-26

Table 18: Global Zircon Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Volume Sales by End-Use Sector (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-26

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-27Definition of High Performance Alloy II-27Standard Alloy vis-à-vis High Performance Alloy II-27Properties of High Performance Alloys II-27The Performer in High Temperature and Pressure II-27High Temperature Resistance II-27Low Density and High Strength Properties II-28Table 19: Select Properties of High Performance Metals II-28Types of High Performance Alloys II-28Non-Ferrous Alloys II-29Aluminum II-29Aluminum Alloys - Properties II-29Magnesium II-30Common Elements Used in Magnesium Alloys II-31Key Magnesium Alloys II-31Table 20: Physical and Chemical Properties of MagnesiumCasing Material by Alloy Type - AM60 and AZ91 II-32

Table 21: Global Rare Earth Minerals Market (2011):

Percentage Breakdown of Consumption by End-User Sectors

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-32

Titanium II-33

Zirconium II-33

Properties of Zirconium II-34

Zirconium Alloys II-34

Hydrogen Content II-34

Zirconium Tungstate II-34

PSZ Ceramic Material II-34

ZAG Compounds II-34

Refractory Metals II-35

Molybdenum II-35

Tungsten II-35

Major Tungsten Intermediate Products II-36

Ammonium Paratungstate (APT) II-36

Ferrotungsten II-36

Tungsten Metal Powder II-36

Tungsten Carbide (WC) II-36

Alloys of Tungsten II-36

Columbium (or Niobium) II-37

Tantalum II-38

Chemical and Physical Properties of the Metal II-38

Distinct Properties of Tantalum II-39

Corrosion Resistance II-39

Good Thermal Conductivity II-39

Superior Dielectric Properties II-39

Toughness, Durability and, Ductility II-39

High Melting Point II-39

Alloys of Tantalum II-39

Chromium II-39

Platinum Group Metals II-40

Table 22: Select Alloys in the PGM Category with Properties

and Application II-40

Current and Emerging Applications II-40

Platinum II-41

Properties of Platinum II-41

Characteristics of Platinum II-41

Palladium II-42

Rhodium II-42

Ruthenium II-42

Iridium II-42

Osmium II-42

Special Alloys & Super Alloys II-42

Super Alloy Types II-43

Nickel-based Alloys II-43

Nickel II-43

Nickel & Nickel Alloys - Properties & Applications II-44

Table 23: Physical and Chemical Properties of Nickel II-44

Types & Uses of Nickel Alloys II-44

Nickel and Nickel Based Alloys and Super alloys in Greater

Detail II-45

Cobalt-based Alloys II-48

Table 24: Global Cobalt Market (2011): Percentage Breakdown

of Production Volume by Country (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-48

Iron-based Alloys II-48

4. END-USE APPLICATION ANALYSIS II-49High Performance Alloys - Application Chart for Non-FerrousAlloys, Refractory Metal Alloys, PGM, and Super alloys II-49An Overview of End-Use Application Areas II-50Transportation Applications II-50Aerospace Industry II-51Aircraft Industry II-51Shipbuilding Industry II-51Passenger Vehicles II-52Industrial Applications II-52Chemical Processing Industry II-52Glass Making Industry II-52Other Industrial Applications II-53Power Generation & Supply II-53Nuclear Power Generation Industry II-53Medical Applications II-53Domestic and Leisure Applications II-54Military Applications II-54Application Trends By Alloy Type II-55Non-Ferrous Alloys II-55Application Chart for Non-Ferrous Alloys - Aluminum,Magnesium, Titanium, and Zirconium II-55Technological Improvements Bring in New Applications II-57Use of Aluminum as Remelt Increases at Higher Rates II-57Aluminum Casting Alloys II-57Magnesium Containing Aluminum Alloys Used in ThreePrincipal Industries II-58Magnesium Alloys in for Greater Usage II-58Titanium Sees Potential in Aircraft and Leisure Uses II-58Titanium & Titanium Alloys - Not Restricted to AerospaceAny More II-58Zirconium Consumption II-59Commercialization of SOFC and Nanotechnology to BoostZirconium Demand II-59Applications of Tantalum in Alloys II-59Table 25: World Tantalum Market by End-Use Segment (2011):Percentage Breakdown of Volume Consumption for Electronics,Mill Products, Metal Cutting, Super Alloys and Chemicals(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-59Electronic and Other Uses of Tantalum II-60Tantalum Demand Tied to the Fate of Electronics andAerospace Industries II-60Other Applications of Tantalum Rekindle Potential II-60Tantalum - A Basic Component in Polycrystalline Alloys II-60Tantalum is a Vital Component in Nickel Based Super alloys II-60Alloy Additive II-61Niobium-based Alloys II-61Table 26: World Columbium (Niobium) Market (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown by End Use Application - CarbonSteels, Super alloys, High Strength Low Alloy Steel,Stainless and Heat Resisting Steel, Alloy Steels, andOthers (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-61Niobium Nibbles at The Tantalum Market II-62Platinum Group Metals II-62Applications Chart of Platinum Group Metals II-62Automotive Industry Drives Platinum Demand II-63Catalytic Converters Fuels Platinum Consumption II-63Platinum Dazzling in Jewelry Sector II-63Platinum in Fuel Cells II-63High Cost of Platinum Seen Delaying Fuel-Cell Use II-63Soaring Prices Dwindle Demand for Palladium II-64Demand for Ruthenium in Automotive Industry II-64Demand for Ruthenium Plunges II-64Table 27: World Ruthenium Market by Application Area(2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumptionfor Electronics, Electrochemical, Chemicals, and Others(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-64Iridium Witnesses Demand Slide II-65Table 28: World Iridium Market by Application Area (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown of Volume Consumption forElectronics, Electrochemical, Chemicals, and Others(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-65Super alloys and Specialty Alloys II-65Application Chart for Super alloys (Cobalt-based, Iron-based, and Nickel-based) II-65Across the Board Demand Growth for Super alloys II-66Power Sector Spurs Potential for Highly Alloyed Cast Nickel-Based Super alloys II-67

5. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS/ INTRODUCTIONS II-68

ECS Launches Super Alloy Chokes II-68

Haynes International Develops HAYNES® 244™ Alloy II-68

Carpenter Technology Introduces TEMPER TOUGH Alloy II-68

6. PRODUCT LAUNCHES/INNOVATIONS IN THE RECENT PAST- A PERSPECTIVEBUILDER II-69Allegheny Technologies to Introduce ATI 425® Titanium Alloy II-69H.C.Starck Unveils Corrosion Resistant Tantalum Alloy II-69

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-70

IBC Inks Exclusive Supply Agreement II-70

Aleris Takes Over Cast House of Voerde Aluminum II-70

Oxford Alloys Asia Pacific Announces Opening of New Unit in

Singapore II-70

Treadstone Sells Controlling Stake in Advanced Joining

Technologies II-70

Harsco Inks Environmental Solutions Contract with Metkore

Alloys & Industries II-71

Nikkei MC Aluminium Enters Joint Venture with Century Metal

Recycling II-71

Alcoa Inks a Supply Agreement with Airbus II-71

Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys to Build a Density Aggregates Plant II-71

Kobe Steel Inks a Technology Agreement with Sapa II-71

Magontec Enters into Equity JV with Dongfang Resources II-72

UMG, BAIC and JAMG Enter Into a JV Agreement II-72

China Power Investment and Alcoa to Launch Alcoa CPI (China)

Aluminum Investment II-73

Reliance Steel Acquires National Specialty Alloys II-73

ThyssenKrupp Merges Stainless Steel Unit with Outokumpu II-73

Chongging West Aluminum to Set Up Magnesium- Alloy Project in

Nanchuan II-74

ThyssenKrupp and Julich Research Center Jointly Develop Crofer

22 H II-74

Powdermet Forms Joint Venture with Oshkosh, Eck and University

of Wisconsin for Aluminum Alloys II-74

Liquidmetal Expands Collaboration with Materion Brush II-75

MIT Engineers Design Nano-crystalline Tungsten- Titanium Alloys II-75

Taiyuan Iron & Steel and CAS Yangzhou Center Collaborate for

Magnesium Products II-76

Boston Scientific Launches PROMUS Element™ Platinum Chromium

Stent System in Japanese Market II-76

Jilin Jien Nickel Industry to Acquire Goldbrook Ventures II-76

Kennametal to Acquire Deloro Stellite Group II-77

EEJA to Begin Supply of PALLADEX PC200 Palladium-Cobalt Alloy

Plating Solution II-77

Embraer and Alcoa Enter into Technology Sharing Deal II-77

AML to Take Over Varomet Holdings II-78

Platte River Ventures Acquires Sierra Alloys II-78

Garb Oil & Power Enters into Joint Venture II-78

Xiamen Tungsten to Enter into Joint Venture with China

Minmetals Non-ferrous Metals II-79

Alcoa Ink MoU with VSMPO-AVISMA II-79

H.C. Starck to Enter into Joint Venture with Jiangxi Rare

Metals Tungsten Holding Group II-79

H.C. Starck Group Ink Agreement with CIF Mineracao II-79

Cabot to Divest Supermetals Division to Global Advanced Metals II-80

Carpenter Technology Takes Over Oilfield Alloys II-80

Carpenter Technology to Acquire Latrobe Specialty Metals II-80

Allegheny Technologies Acquires Ladish II-80

Kaymin Resources Acquires Stake in Joint Venture from Anglo

Platinum II-81

AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group Acquires KB Alloys II-81

Monomoy Capital Partners Sells SRC to Stelaris Capital and

Buckingham Capital II-81

Aleris to Establish Specialized Casting Unit II-81

Bechtel Mining & Metals Continues as Lead Consultant for Twin

Metals Project of Twin Metals Minnesota II-82

Shandong Innovation Group Enters into Agreement with Holingol

and Tongliao City Governments II-82

8. CORPORATE ACTIVITY IN THE RECENT PAST - A PERSPECTIVE BUILDER II-83United Co. RUSAL to Acquire Interest in Shenzhen North Investment II-83Beck Aluminum Acquires Assets of Met-Al II-83Universal Stainless & Alloy Products and VSMPO Enter intoAgreement II-83Aleris International and China Zhenjiang Dingsheng AluminumEnter into Agreement II-83IBC Advanced Alloys and Swissmetal Industries Ink MoU II-83Daiki Aluminium Industry to Enter Into Joint Venture with O.M.Mfg. Philippines II-84Carpenter Technology Extends Dynamet Titanium Unit II-84Rio Tinto Alcan to Expand Lightweight Aluminum- Lithium AlloyProduction II-84Rio Tinto Alcan Inks Contracts with Bombardier and Airbus SAS II-84IBC Agrees to Acquire Beralcast II-85Allegheny Technologies Signs Two Multi-Year Supply Deals II-85Tantaline's Tantalum Surface Alloy Material Receives Approvalof FDA II-86KB Alloys Expands Kentucky Facility II-86NFC Signs Zirconium Supply Deals with GE Companies II-86Allegheny Technologies Inks Long-Term Deal with Rolls-Royce II-87Alcoa Agrees to Acquire Intellectual Property of Noble II-87ERAMET Acquires 56% Stake in Tinfos II-87Chinese Metals Corporations Seek Cooperation in TitaniumProduction with Ukrainian Counterparts II-87

9. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-89

Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (The Netherlands) II-89

KB Alloys LLC (USA) II-89

African Rainbow Minerals Limited (South Africa) II-89

Alcoa Inc (USA) II-89

Alcoa Howmet Castings (US) II-90

Allegheny Technologies Incorporated (US) II-90

ATI Allvac Incorporated (US) II-90

Areva Group (France) II-91

BASF Catalysts LLC (US) II-91

Carpenter Technology Corporation (US) II-91

Group of Companies Precious Metals Of Urals (Russia) II-91

Eramet Group (France) II-92

Haynes International Inc (US) II-92

H.C. Starck GmbH (Germany) II-92

High Performance Alloys Inc (US) II-92

Luxfer Group (US) II-93

Magnesium Elektron Incorporated (UK) II-93

Olin Brass Corporation (US) II-93

MAGONTEC Limited (Australia) II-94

Precision Castparts Corp.(US) II-94

Special Metals Corporation (US) II-94

Rio Tinto Alcan (Canada) II-94

Rolled Alloys Inc (US) II-95

United Company RUSAL Plc (Russia) II-95

ThyssenKrupp VDM GmbH (Germany) II-95

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) (US) II-96

W.C. Heraeus GmbH & Co KG (Germany) II-96

Xstrata Alloys (Switzerland) II-96

10. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-97Table 29: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forHigh Performance Alloys by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-97

Table 30: World Historic Perspective for High Performance

Alloys by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-98

Table 31: World 15-Year Perspective for High PerformanceAlloys by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of VolumeSales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excludingJapan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets forYears 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-99High Performance Alloys Market by Product Group/Segment II-100Table 32: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forNon-Ferrous Alloys by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-100

Table 33: World Historic Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin American

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-101

Table 34: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forNon-Ferrous Alloys by Product Segment - Aluminum, Magnesium,Titanium, and Zirconium Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-102

Table 35: World Historic Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys by

Product Segment - Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, and Zirconium

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-103

Table 36: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-104

Table 37: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, and Zirconium Markets for Years

2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-105

Table 38: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forNon-Ferrous Alloys (Aluminum) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa, and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-106

Table 39: World Historic Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys

(Aluminum) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-107

Table 40: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys(Aluminum) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-108

Table 41: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Non-Ferrous Alloys (Magnesium) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-109

Table 42: World Historic Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys(Magnesium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, andLatin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-110

Table 43: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys

(Magnesium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American

Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-111

Table 44: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forNon-Ferrous Alloys (Titanium) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa, and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-112

Table 45: World Historic Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys

(Titanium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-113

Table 46: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys(Titanium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-114

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Non-Ferrous Alloys (Zirconium) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 48: World Historic Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys(Zirconium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, andLatin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 49: World 15-Year Perspective for Non-Ferrous Alloys

(Zirconium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American

Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 50: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forRefractory Metals by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa,and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 51: World Historic Perspective for Refractory Metals by

Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin American

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 52: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forRefractory Metals by Product Segment - Molybdenum, Tungsten,Columbium, and Tantalum Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 53: World Historic Perspective for Refractory Metals by

Product Segment - Molybdenum, Tungsten, Columbium, and

Tantalum Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 54: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Metals byGeographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales forUS, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 55: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Metals by

Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Molybdenum, Tungsten, Columbium, and Tantalum Markets for

Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 56: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forRefractory Metals (Molybdenum) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa, and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 57: World Historic Perspective for Refractory Metals

(Molybdenum) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 58: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Metals(Molybdenum) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia- Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-126

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Refractory Metals (Tungsten) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 60: World Historic Perspective for Refractory Metals(Tungsten) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, andLatin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 61: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Metals

(Tungsten) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American

Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 62: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forRefractory Metals (Columbium) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa, and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 63: World Historic Perspective for Refractory Metals

(Columbium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 64: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Metals(Columbium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-132

Table 65: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Refractory Metals (Tantalum) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 66: World Historic Perspective for Refractory Metals(Tantalum) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, andLatin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 67: World 15-Year Perspective for Refractory Metals

(Tantalum) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American

Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 68: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPlatinum Group Metals by Geographic Region - US, Canada,Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East &Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed withAnnual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 69: World Historic Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and Latin American

Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in

Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 70: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPlatinum Group Metals by Product Segment - Platinum,Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, and Iridium MarketsIndependently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in MetricTons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-138

Table 71: World Historic Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

by Product Segment - Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium,

and Iridium Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 72: World 15-Year Perspective for Platinum Group Metalsby Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Salesfor US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for Years2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 73: World 15-Year Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for

Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium, Ruthenium, and Iridium Markets

for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 74: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPlatinum Group Metals (Platinum) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa, and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 75: World Historic Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

(Platinum) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 76: World 15-Year Perspective for Platinum Group Metals(Platinum) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-144

Table 77: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Platinum Group Metals (Palladium) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 78: World Historic Perspective for Platinum Group Metals(Palladium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, andLatin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 79: World 15-Year Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

(Palladium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American

Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 80: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPlatinum Group Metals (Rhodium) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa, and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-148

Table 81: World Historic Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

(Rhodium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 82: World 15-Year Perspective for Platinum Group Metals(Rhodium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-150

Table 83: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Platinum Group Metals (Ruthenium) by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-151

Table 84: World Historic Perspective for Platinum Group Metals(Ruthenium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, andLatin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 85: World 15-Year Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

(Ruthenium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of

Volume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific

(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American

Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 86: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis forPlatinum Group Metals (Iridium) by Geographic Region - US,Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), MiddleEast & Africa, and Latin American Markets IndependentlyAnalyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 87: World Historic Perspective for Platinum Group Metals

(Iridium) by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,

Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, and

Latin American Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual

Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 88: World 15-Year Perspective for Platinum Group Metals(Iridium) by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown ofVolume Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific(excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin AmericanMarkets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes correspondingGraph/Chart) II-156

Table 89: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for

Special Alloys & Super Alloys by Geographic Region - US,

Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle

East & Africa, and Latin American Markets Independently

Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years

2010 through 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-157

Table 90: World Historic Perspective for Special Alloys &Super Alloys by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East & Africa, andLatin American Markets Independently Analyzed with AnnualSales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-158

Table 91: World 15-Year Perspective for Special Alloys & Super

Alloys by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding

Japan), Middle East & Africa and Latin American Markets for

Years 2004, 2011 & 2018 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-159

III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1

A.Market Analysis III-1

Outlook III-1

Industry Trends III-1

Columbium Uses in the US III-1

Molybdenum Production & Consumption Trends III-1

Defense and Commercial Aircraft: A Lucrative End-User of

High Performance Alloys III-1

Demand for Titanium and Nickel Alloys Tied to Aerospace and

Power Sectors III-2

High-Performance Titanium and Nickel Alloys Activities Move

Overseas III-2

Super Alloys Demand Susceptible to Turbulences in End-User

Industries III-2

Maintains Consistent Growth Amidst Challenges III-3

Non-Aerospace Uses Expand III-3

Connector Industry Springs Potential for High Performance

Alloys III-3

End Use Application Markets III-4

Aluminum III-4

From Alumina to Automobiles III-4

Targeted Markets III-4

Transportation III-4

Packaging III-4

Construction Industry III-4

Titanium Alloys - End Use Trends III-4

Magnesium Alloys III-5

Automakers Look Anew at Magnesium Alloys III-5

Base Market Scan III-5

Aluminum III-5

Energy III-5

Environment and Climate Change III-5

Recycling III-5

Technology III-6

Table 92: US Aluminum Market by End-Use Industry for

2011: Percentage Breakdown for Transportation, Containers

& Packaging, Construction, Consumer Durables, Machinery &

Equipment, Electrical and Others (includes corresponding

Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 93: US Titanium Consumption (2011): Breakdown byEnd-Use Segments - Commercial Aerospace, MilitaryAerospace, Industrial and Consumer (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-6

Table 94: US Molybdenum Market (2011): Percentage Share

Breakdown by End Use Application - Machinery, Electrical,

Transportation, Chemicals, Oil and Gas and Others

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 95: North American Palladium Market by ApplicationSegment (2011): Percentage Share Breakdown of VolumeConsumption for Autocatalyst, Electrical/ Electronics,Dental, Chemical, Jewelry, and Others (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Table 96: US Nickel Market by End-Use Industry (2011):

Percentage Breakdown of Consumption for

Electrical/Electronic Equipment, Transport,

Construction/Building, Household Goods, and Other

Equipment (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7

Strategic Corporate Developments III-8

Key Players III-11

B.Market Analytics III-17

Table 97: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for High

Performance Alloys by Product Group/Segment - Non-Ferrous

Alloys (Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, and Zirconium);

Refractory Metals (Molybdenum, Tungsten, Columbium, and

Tantalum); Platinum Group Metals (Platinum, Palladium,

Rhodium, Ruthenium, and Iridium); and Special Alloys & Super

Alloys Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales

Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2010 through 2018 (includes

corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 98: US Historic Perspective for High PerformanceAlloys by Product Group/Segment - Non-Ferrous Alloys(Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium, and Zirconium); RefractoryMetals (Molybdenum, Tungsten, Columbium, and Tantalum);Platinum Group Metals (Platinum, Palladium, Rhodium,Ruthenium, and Iridium); and Special Alloys & Super AlloysMarkets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures inMetric Tons for Years 2004 through 2009 (includescorresponding Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 99: US 15-Year Perspective for High Performance Alloys

by Product Group/Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume

Sales for Non-Ferrous Alloys (Aluminum, Magnesium, Titanium,

and Zirconium); Refractory Metals (Molybdenum, Tungsten,

Columbium, and Tantalum); Platinum Group Metals; and Special

Alloys & Super Alloys Markets for Years 2004, 2011 & 2018

(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

2. CANADA III-20A.Market Analysis III-20Outlook III-20Industry Review III-20Aluminum III-20Aluminum Casting, Rolling and Extruding in Canada -Industry Scenario III-20Industry Classification III-20Products Profile III-20Industry Characteristics III-20Innovation and Technology III-21Challenges in the Aluminum Industry III-21Table 100: Canadian Aluminum Consumption (2011):Percentage Share Breakdown by End Use Segments -Transportation, Packaging, Construction, Electricity,and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22Strategic Corporate Developments III-22Key Players III-22B.Market Analytics

To order this report:Metal_and_Mineral Industry: Global High Performance Alloys Industry

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