Automotive Air Filter Exports in EU Soar to $1.8B
May 16, 2022
EU exports of intake air filters surged from $1.3B in 2020 to $1.8B in 2021. Germany, Belgium and Poland became the leading exporters last year.
EU Titanium Dioxide Pigment Imports Surge to $4.7B with Rising Supplies to Belgium
May 13, 2022
EU imports of titanium dioxide pigments spiked to a record $4.7B in 2021. Belgium saw the most prominent increase in purchases compared to other European importers.
China Increases Antimony Ore Imports to Offset Production Drop
Mar 30, 2022
Global antimony ore production reduced sharply to 565K tonnes in 2021 owing to mines’ shutdowns in China. To offset the decline in domestic mine production, China rapidly ramps up ore imports.
U.S. Structural Metal Imports Surge to Record $5B
Feb 11, 2022
U.S. fabricated structural metal imports soared from $4.5B in 2019 to $5B in 2020. Purchases from Spain recorded the most prominent growth, increasing threefold in physical terms over the year.
Global Titanium Dioxide Pigment Market Keeps Robust Growth, Expanding 2% Per Year
Feb 8, 2022
The global titanium dioxide pigment market steadily expands, reaching $21.4B in 2020. China, the U.S. and Japan account for 38% of the world's consumption. Germany, Belgium and India are the leading titanium dioxide pigment importers worldwide.
U.S. Ball Bearing Imports Rebound After a Slump in 2020
Oct 25, 2021
In the first half of 2021, American ball bearing imports showed a sign of rebound, rising by +25% compared to the figures of the same period of 2020. The U.S. imports dramatically dropped from $1.3B in 2019 to $1B in 2020. China, Thailand and Japan, the leading suppliers of ball bearings to the U.S., saw a significant decrease in exports last year. The average ball bearing import price grew slightly by +2% y-o-y to $2 per unit in 2020.
China Strengthens Leading Position in Global Imports of Zirconium Ores and Concentrates
Oct 15, 2021
The global zirconium ore and concentrate market soared by +16% y-o-y to $2.4B in 2020. China, Australia and the U.S. lead global zirconium ore and concentrate consumption, with a combined 78%-share of the total volume. China prevails in global zirconium concentrate imports, steadily increasing the volume of purchases over the last decade. In 2020, the world average import price for zirconium ores and concentrates amounted to $987 per tonne, rising at an average annual rate of +1.1% over the past ten years.
U.S. Diamond Prices Jump Up Amid Acute Demand and Lack of Supply
Oct 8, 2021
U.S. diamond prices continue to rise due to the demand remains solid while product supply is limited. Jewelry sales in the U.S. keep robust, but global diamond mining and cutting remain low compared to pre-pandemic levels, primarily due to the problematic epidemiological situation in India. The return of work at Indian processing plants should help increase supply in the global diamond market and limit the rise in product prices. The recovery in American tourism activity could lead to a decline in demand for jewelry and constrain the price growth.
New Rare Earth Mining Projects to Weaken China's Leading Market Hold
Aug 17, 2021
The global demand for rare earths is continuing to increase. Countries remain reliant on China, which currently provides approx. 55% of global rare earth production of 252K tonnes. Future projects to develop mining facilities in Russia, the U.S., Japan and Australia may yet weaken China's leading market hold. The rare earth mineral market is to accelerate on robustly increasing demand from the microelectronics, electric vehicle, wind power and high-tech industries.
The Global Water Purification Market to Accelerate on Climate Change
Jul 6, 2021
With a growing population and global warming, scarcity in freshwater propels the demand for water purification facilities, particularly in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. Market growth is also impacted by decreasing operational costs for purification systems and major plans to develop the sector within China, the U.S. and the Middle East. Promising electrolysis-based desalination technologies emerge, featuring low carbon footprint and, as a byproduct, providing valuable raw material for producing batteries. This enables the new potential for investments into the sector.
Fan, Blower and Air Purification Equipment Market in the U.S. - Key Insights
May 6, 2020
The revenue of the market for fans, blowers and air purification equipment (industrial and commercial) in the U.S....