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    Niobium and niobium products in Russia, EAEU countries and the world: Production, Market and Forecast (8 edition)

    Number of pages: 139 Number of tables: 51 Number of figures: 48
    Language: Russian
    Released: 21.04.2023
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    This report is the 8th edition of the study of the market for niobium and niobium products in Russia, the EAEU countries and its development forecast.

    Market monitoring has been conducted since 1997.

    The purpose of the study is to analyze the market for niobium-containing concentrates, niobium pentoxide, ferroniobium, metallic niobium, and niobium ligatures. The position of niobium and its raw materials in the world market is briefly considered.

    Objects of study: niobium ores, niobium concentrates (pyrochlore, loparite, tantalite), niobium pentoxide, ferroniobium, metallic niobium, ligatures and alloys.

    This review is the most complete among those presented on the information market on this topic and claims to be a reference tool, because. Rosstat reports do not contain information on the production volumes of niobium-containing products, and not all manufacturers report data on the production of these products. The use of fragmented, unsystematized data can lead to the adoption of erroneous management decisions by marketing services and specialists working in the niobium market.

    The second distinctive feature of this work is the breadth of the geographical and time frames - a detailed analysis of the production and foreign economic operations with metallic niobium and niobium-containing products was carried out not only in Russia, but also in the CIS countries in the period 1997-2022.

     

    This work is a desk study. As sources of information, data from the Federal State Statistics Service of the Russian Federation (Rosstat), official statistics of railway transportation of the Russian Federation, the Federal Customs Service of the Russian Federation (FCS of the Russian Federation), the State Customs Service of Ukraine, the Agency of the Republic of Kazakhstan on Statistics, the State Statistics Committee of the CIS, the UNdate database, Tantalum- Niobium International Study Center (TIC), Infomine databases. The data of industry and regional press, annual and quarterly reports of securities issuers, websites of manufacturers and consumers of niobium and niobium-containing products were also involved. Materials of Infomine reviews were used: “Review of the market of rare earth elements (metals) in the CIS and the world” (11th edition, 2018), “Review of the market for tantalum and its products in the world” (1st edition, 2017).

    Timeline of the study: 1997-2022; forecast - until 2030

    Research geography: Russian Federation - comprehensive detailed market analysis; countries of the EAEU and the world - an analysis of foreign trade activities and fragmentary consideration of production.

     

    Scope of the study: the report consists of 8 parts, contains 139 pages, including 51 tables, 48 figures, 4 appendices.

    The first chapter of the report gives a brief description of the world market of niobium raw materials and metallic niobium (reserves, mining, production, export-import of ferroniobium by country, global consumption structure).

    In the second chapter of the report, the mineral resource base of niobium in the CIS countries (in more detail in Russia) is considered, the structure of reserves and the characteristics of the main deposits are given. The conditions of Russian producers of niobium in concentrate are described.

    The third chapter of the report is devoted to the analysis of plans for the development of new niobium deposits in Russia. The development of the Zashikhinsky and Tomtor projects is considered in more detail.

    The fourth chapter presents an analysis of the production in Russia and Kazakhstan of niobium-containing products (ferroniobium, pentoxide, metallic niobium, ligatures) in 1997-2022.

    The fifth chapter of the report considers foreign economic transactions with niobium concentrates, ferroniobium, niobium pentoxide, niobium metal and niobium ligatures in Russia, Kazakhstan, Ukraine in 1997-2022.

    The sixth chapter gives the dynamics of prices for ferroniobium and niobium pentoxide in the world and Russian markets.

    The seventh chapter is devoted to the consumption of niobium in Russia. In this section, the balance of production-consumption of this metal is compiled, the structure of consumption is given.

    The eighth chapter discusses the prospects for the Russian niobium market up to 2025 based on an analysis of the development of consuming industries. On the whole, the state of the branches of the national economy using niobium and the prospects for their development give the right to assert that the growth in consumption of this metal will continue in the near future.

    The appendices contain contact information of manufacturers and consumers.

     

    Target audience of the study:

    – niobium market participants – producers, consumers, traders;

    - Potential investors.

    The proposed study purports to be a reference tool for marketing and management decision makers working in the niobium market.

    Annotation

     

    Introduction

     

    1. Brief description of the world niobium market in 2001-2022

     

    2. Mineral resource base of niobium in the CIS

    2.1. Reserves and deposits of niobium in the CIS

    2.2. Extraction and processing of niobium raw materials in Russia in 1997-2022

    2.3. The current state of Russian enterprises - producers of niobium in concentrate

    2.3.1. OOO Lovozero Mining and Processing Plant

    2.4. Enterprises that have ceased production

    2.4.1. OAO Malyshevskoye Mining Administration

    2.4.2. OJSC "Zabaikalsky GOK"

    2.4.3. Stalmag LLC

    2.4.4. JSC "Vishnegorsky GOK"

     

    3. Projects and investments in the niobium industry in Russia

    3.1. Tomtor project

    3.2. Development of the Beloziminskoye field

    3.3. Development of the Katuginskoye field

    3.4. Development of the Chuktukonskoye field

    3.5. Development of the Zashikhinsky field

    3.6. Development of the Ulug-Tanzek deposit

     

    4. Manufacture of niobium products in the CIS

    4.1. Ferroniobium production

    4.1.1. Requirements for the quality of ferroniobium, the technology of its production in Russia

    4.1.2. The current state of the main producers of ferroniobium in the CIS

    Russia

    Kazakhstan

    4.2. Production of other types of niobium products

    4.2.1. Technology for obtaining niobium products in the CIS

    4.2.2. The current state of niobium products manufacturers

    Russia

    Estonia

    Kazakhstan

     

    5. Export-import of niobium-containing products of the CIS countries

    5.1. Russia

    5.1.1. Foreign trade operations with tantalum-niobium concentrates in 1997-2022

    5.1.2. Foreign trade operations with ferroniobium in 1998-2022

    5.1.3. Foreign trade operations with niobium pentoxide in 1998-2022

    5.1.4. Foreign trade operations with metallic niobium in 1998-2022

    5.2. Kazakhstan

    5.2.1. Foreign trade operations with tantalum-niobium concentrates in 1998-2022

    5.2.2. Foreign trade operations with ferroniobium in 2005-2022

    5.2.3. Foreign trade operations with niobium pentoxide in 2001-2022

    5.3. Ukraine

    5.3.1. Foreign trade operations with ferroniobium in 2002-2021

    5.3.2. Foreign trade operations with niobium pentoxide

    5.3.3. Foreign trade operations with metallic niobium in 2002-2021

     

    6. Prices for niobium and niobium-containing products

    6.1. World market prices in 2008-2022

    6.2. Prices on the Russian market in 2000-2022

     

    7. Consumption of niobium in Russia in 1997-2022

     

    8. Forecast of niobium consumption in Russia until 2030

     

    Annex 1: Contact information of enterprises producing niobium products

    Annex 2: Russian export and import of niobium pentoxide by countries in 1998-2008, tons, $/kg

    Annex 3: Russian export and import of ferroniobium by country in 1997-2008, t, $/kg

    Annex 4: Russian export and import of metallic niobium by country in 1998-2008, kg

    Table 1. Distribution of niobium reserves by countries, %

    Table 2. Main minerals of niobium

    Table 3. Main deposits of niobium in the CIS

    Table 4. Production of niobium concentrate (in terms of Nb2O5) in Russia in 1997-2022, thousand tons

    Table 5. Financial performance of Lovozersky GOK LLC in 2014-2021, million rubles

    Table 6. Major manufacturers of niobium products in the CIS and their assortment

    Table 7. Production of marketable niobium products in the CIS in 1997-2022, tons

    Table 8. Chemical composition of ferroniobium according to GOST 16773-85

    Table 9. Typical chemical composition of ferroniobium produced by OJSC Klyuchevsk Ferroalloy Plant

    Table 10. Financial performance of JSC Klyuchevsk Ferroalloy Plant in 2017-2021, million rubles

    Table 11. Financial performance of OOO VMZ Northern Niobium in 2018-2022, million rubles

    Table 12. Financial performance of Moliren LLC in 2014-2021, million rubles

    Table 13. Chemical composition of ferroniobium produced by JSC "Irtysh Chemical and Metallurgical Plant"

    Table 14. Chemical composition of niobium pentoxide and niobium chloride of various grades produced by OJSC Solikamsk Magnesium Plant, %

    Table 15. Financial performance of OJSC Solikamsk Magnesium Plant in 2015-2021, million rubles

    Table 16. Chemical composition of nickel-niobium ligature (TU 14-5-67-88)

    Table 17. Chemical composition of niobium ligature (TU 14-141-28-99)

    Table 18. Chemical composition of niobium ligatures produced by OAO Uralredmet, %

    Table 19. Financial performance of OJSC Uralredmet in 2014-2022, million rubles

    Table 20. Export deliveries of metallic niobium produced by JSC Experimental Chemical and Metallurgical Plant Giredmet in 2003-2008, kg

    Table 21. Chemical composition of niobium pentoxide produced by NPM Silmet AS

    Table 22. Chemical composition of niobium metal produced by NPM Silmet AS

    Table 23. The content of impurities in niobium hydride produced by NPM Silmet AS

    Table 24. Chemical composition of nickel-niobium master alloy produced by NPM Silmet AS

    Table 25. Chemical composition of aluminum-niobium master alloy produced by NPM Silmet AS

    Table 26. Chemical composition of niobium metal produced by JSC "Irtysh Chemical and Metallurgical Plant"

    Table 27. Chemical composition of niobium pentoxide produced by Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC

    Table 28. Chemical composition of metallic niobium produced by Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC

    Table 29. Chemical composition of the NbTi alloy produced by Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC

    Table 30. Chemical composition of the NbZr alloy produced by Ulba Metallurgical Plant JSC

    Table 31. Export of tantalum-niobium concentrates from Russia by countries in 1997-2002 and 2010, tons and $/kg

    Table 32. Russian exporters of ferroniobium in 2018-2022, t

    Table 33. Russian export of ferroniobium by countries in 1998-2022, t, $/kg

    Table 34. Import deliveries of ferroniobium to Russia in 2008-2022, t, $/kg

    Table 35. Russian recipients of imported standard grade ferroniobium in 2012-2022, tons

    Table 36. Export of niobium pentoxide from Russia by countries in 2009-2022, t, $/kg

    Table 37. Imports of niobium pentoxide to Russia by countries in 2009-2022, t, $/kg

    Table 38. Russian recipients of imported niobium pentoxide in 2008-2022, tons

    Table 39. Russian exporters of metallic niobium and niobium in master alloys (in terms of metal) in 2010-2022, kg

    Table 40. Russian export of niobium-containing master alloys in kind in 2011-2021, kg

    Table 41. Russian exports of metallic niobium and niobium in alloys (in terms of metal) by countries in 2009-2021, kg

    Table 42. Import deliveries of metallic niobium (including niobium in ligatures) to Russia in 2004-2022, kg

    Table 43. Russian recipients of imported metallic niobium (including niobium in master alloys) in 2008-2022, kg

    Table 44. Dynamics of Russian average import prices for metallic niobium and products from it in 2014-2022, $/kg

    Table 45. Dynamics of Russian average export prices for Nb-containing ligatures and niobium scrap in 2014-2022, $/kg

    Table 46. Production-demand balance of niobium in Russia in 1997-2022, t (in terms of metal)

    Table 47. Steel grades for cold-resistant pipes produced in Russia (TU 14-1-5246-94 and TU 14-1-5270-94)

    Table 48. Steel grades for electric-welded and high-frequency pipes produced in Russia (TU 14-1-4358-87)

    Table 49. High-quality low-alloyed sheet metal for bridge building produced in Russia (TU 14-1-5120-92)

    Table 50. Rolled plates for shipbuilding produced in Russia (TU 5-961-11804-2002)

    Table 51. Rolled plate for connecting parts of gas and oil pipelines

    Figure 1. Dynamics of world production of niobium in 2001-2022, thousand tons of metal

    Figure 2. Structure of world consumption of standard grade ferroniobium, %

    Figure 3. Dynamics of exports of ferroniobium from Brazil and Canada in 2005-2022, thousand tons

    Figure 4. World imports of ferroniobium by countries in 2017-2022, %

    Figure 5. Dynamics of production of niobium-containing concentrates (in terms of Nb2O5) in Russia in 1997-2022, tons

    Figure 6. Production of loparite concentrate by Lovozersky GOK LLC in 1997-2022, thousand tons

    Figure 7. Dynamics of export deliveries of tantalum-niobium concentrate of JSC "Zabaikalsky GOK" to Kazakhstan in 1997-2001, tons

    Figure 8. Dynamics of deliveries of tantalum-niobium concentrate from OJSC Zabaikalsky GOK to OJSC Chepetsky Mechanical Plant in 2002-2005, tons

    Figure 9. Dynamics of pyrochlore concentrate production (in terms of Nb2O5) at Stalmag LLC in 2001-2010, tons

    Figure 10. Dynamics of ferroniobium production in Russia in 2002-2011, tons

    Figure 11. Dynamics of ferroniobium production at Klyuchevsky Ferroalloy Plant JSC in 2000-2009, tons

    Figure 12. Dynamics of ferroniobium production at Severny niobium LLC in 2002-2011, t

    Figure 13. Dynamics of import supplies of ferroniobium to Moliren LLC in 2015-2022, t (in physical terms)

    Figure 14. Dynamics of the production of niobium compounds (in terms of Nb2O5) at Solikamsk Magnesium Plant OJSC in 1997-2022, tons

    Figure 15. Deliveries of niobium compounds (in terms of Nb2O5) produced by OAO SMZ for export and domestic market in 2000-2022, tons

    Figure 16. Dynamics of export shipments of Nb-containing ligatures of Moliren LLC in 2014-2018 in terms of metal, t

    Figure 17. Dynamics of import supplies of niobium pentoxide to Moliren LLC in 2013-2022, tons

    Figure 18. Dynamics of import deliveries of niobium pentoxide to JSC "Uralredmet" in 2002-2020, tons

    Figure 19. Dynamics of export shipments of niobium master alloys produced by OJSC Uralredmet in 2008-2021 (in terms of metallic niobium), t

    Figure 20. Dynamics of export supplies of metallic niobium and products from it JSC "Irtysh Chemical and Metallurgical Plant" in 2004-2008, tons

    Figure 21. Dynamics of production of niobium-containing products (in terms of metal) at the Ulba Metallurgical Plant in 2010-2021, tons

    Figure 22. Dynamics of import deliveries of tantalum-niobium concentrates to Russia in 1997-2008, tons

    Figure 23. Dynamics of export deliveries of ferroniobium from Russia in 1998-2022, tons

    Figure 24. Dynamics of import deliveries of ferroniobium to Russia in 1997-2022 in kind, t

    Figure 25. Structure of ferroniobium imports to Russia in 2022 by countries, %

    Figure 26. Dynamics of exports of niobium pentoxide from Russia in 1998-2022, tons

    Figure 27. Dynamics of imports of niobium pentoxide to Russia in 1999-2022, tons

    Figure 28. Structure of imports of niobium pentoxide to Russia in 2022 by country, %

    Figure 29. Dynamics of export deliveries of metallic niobium and niobium in master alloys (in terms of metal) from Russia in 1998-2022, tons

    Figure 30. Dynamics of export deliveries of metallic niobium and niobium in master alloys (in terms of metal) from Russia in 1998-2022 in monetary terms, mln $

    Figure 31. Dynamics of import deliveries of metallic niobium and products from it (including niobium in ligatures) to Russia in 1998-2022, kg

    Figure 32. Dynamics of import deliveries of metallic niobium and products from it (including niobium in ligatures) to Russia in 2012-2022, $ million

    Figure 33. Dynamics of deliveries of coltan concentrates to Kazakhstan in 1998-2021, tons

    Figure 34. Dynamics of import deliveries of ferroniobium to Kazakhstan in 2005-2021, tons

    Figure 35. Dynamics of export deliveries of ferroniobium from Kazakhstan in 2001-2014

    Figure 36. Dynamics of import deliveries of niobium pentoxide to Kazakhstan in 2001-2022, tons

    Figure 37. Dynamics of import deliveries of ferroniobium to Ukraine in 2002-2021, tons

    Figure 38. Dynamics of import deliveries to Ukraine of metallic niobium and niobium in ligatures (in terms of metal) in 2002-2021, t

    Figure 39. Dynamics of average annual export prices for standard grade ferroniobium produced in Brazil in 2005-2022, $/kg

    Figure 40. Dynamics of average import prices for ferroniobium in the Russian market in 2007-2022, $/kg

    Figure 41. Dynamics of Russian average export prices for niobium pentoxide in 2000-2022, $/kg

    Figure 42. Dynamics of average import prices for niobium pentoxide in the Russian market in 2000-2022, $/kg

    Figure 43. Dynamics of "apparent" consumption of niobium in Russia in 1997-2022, t (in terms of metal)

    Figure 44. Dynamics of Russian production of pipes for oil and gas pipelines in 2017-2022, mmt

    Figure 45. Dynamics of gas transportation by the GTS of the Russian Federation in 2013-2021, bcm

    Figure 46. Structure of consumption of ferroniobium in the production of niobium-containing steels in Russia, %

    Figure 47. Dynamics of apparent consumption of niobium in Russia in 2015-2022, tons in terms of metal

    Figure 48. Forecast of niobium consumption in Russia in 2023-2030, thousand tons

     

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