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Industrial Minerals Research

Industrial Minerals publishes in-depth, multi-client research reports on specific aspects of the industrial minerals industry.

Reports comprise of comprehensive company and market data, commentary, and analysis across the mine to market supply chain.

Global Lithium Market: Five Year Strategic Outlook

   Global Lithium Market: Five Year Strategic Outlook is a brand new report from Industrial Minerals that has been created to offer independent data and views on the future market and price prospects for the global lithium market.

  This comprehensive study includes coverage on 39 operations covering every key company in the lithium industry and examines the strategic growth opportunities for the global lithium market and reviews the future for lithium, including price and supply forecasts.

  The study looks at the following questions to offer factual insight into the industry:

     -  How can new technology and process trends give rise to new future supply e.g. Bolivia?
     -  How will changes in the supply-side determine the price forecast for lithium over the next five years?  
     -  Of the approximately 390 new projects planned, which new suppliers will realistically enter into the supply equation?     
   

  
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Graphite Market Outlook to 2021       

   The Graphite Market Outlook to 2021 is an update on Industrial Minerals' independent report  
   "Natural Graphite Report - Strategic Outlook to 2020." 

   The study looks at the following questions and aspects vital for your business intelligence:

   -  What price premium is expected for highly processed graphite such as spherical coated?
   -  Will battery market growth justify investment in process integration?  
   -  Will overcapacity in China be reduced?  
   -  Properties of graphite
   -  Extraction and processing
   -  Reserves and resources  
   -  Recycling


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US Proppants Market
Raw Material, Supply & Consumption

As exploration and development of the vast unconventional shale gas and shale oil resources in the US continues at pace, Industrial Minerals Research brings you a detailed market report on the demand for proppants in the US and Canada.

Research will cover frac sand, ceramic and resin-coated proppant developments including supply, demand, production, processing and logistics. An entire chapter will also be dedicated to the topic of fracking in an enviroment of low energy prices, examining the effect of plummeting oil and gas prices on the demand for proppants.

Key questions this report will address include:

- What is the status and outlook of the US proppants supply sector?
- How will the plummeting oil price affect the US hydraulic fracturing market and demand for proppants?
- What is the state of the raw material feedstock supply for proppants in the US?
- How is the ceramic proppants market developing in contrast with frac sand product?
- Which companies have invested in this market and who is looking to expand?
- How and why does the US proppants market contrast with the rest of the world?
- What is the shale oil and shale gas potential in the US - can it become energy independent?

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South America's Proppants Market
Raw Material, Supply & Consumption

Home to some of the world's largest shale gas and oil reserves, South America is fast becoming an important area of unconventional oil and glas exploration and development. As experience companies begin to eye the potential this region has to offer, Industrial Minerals Research brings you a detailed market report on the demand for proppants in Argentina, Brazil, Venezuela and other key areas of South America.

In-depth research and analysis will cover frac sand, ceramic and resin-coated proppant developments including supply, demand, production, procession and logistics.

Key questions this report will address include:

- What is the potential for unconventional oil and gas in South America?
- What is the status and outlook of South America's proppants supply sector?
- Who's who, which grades are they producing and how?
- What is the state of the raw material feedstock supply for proppants in South America?
- How is the ceramic proppant market developing in contrast with frac sand product?
- Which companies have invested in this market and who is looking to expand?
- What is the outlook for South American proppant supply in 2023?
- How and why does the South American proppants market contrast with the rest of the world?

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Drilling Grade Barite
Supply, Demand & Market

A detailed report from Industrial Minerals Research that analyses the status of the global barite market, with a particular focus on how developments in the oil and gas extraction industries have affected the supply and demand for this mineral.

The study will cover the following key topics:

- Barite basics: mineralogy, properties, occurrence, commercial exploitation, extraction, processing, supply, commercial grades, specifications, prices
- Market basics: oil and gas drilling and drilling fluids, industrial mineral consumption and applications, weighting agents in drilling fluids, oil and gas drilling market supply chain, oil and gas drilling market status
- Supply by country: main deposits (type, occurrence, geography), production from 2008-2014, producer business, operations, grades, markets, developments
- Exploration: project location, operating company, reserves, status, objectives
- Trade: exporters, importers, prices
- Market trends and development: main market regions, key trends and developments
- Outlook and forecasts 


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Critical Minerals and Metals
Booms, busts and price spike indicators

An original, strategic study from Industrial Minerals Research which examines a range of critical mineral and metal markets and asks the following questions:

- Is there a way to predict the next price spike?
-What can price trends tell us about the market?
- Are there common red flags across these niche industries that point to a coming price surge?
- Is price volatility in critical mineral and metal markets here to stay?

Minerals and metal under analysis include:
-Rare earths - Graphite - Lithium - Cobalt -Molybdenum - Vanadium - Uranium - Antimony - Tungsten - Titanium



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China's Proppants Market
Raw Material - Supply - Consumption

The first definitive report on China's oil and gas proppants market, covering frac sand and ceramic proppants.

An exciting new era of exploration and development of China's vast unconventional shale gas resources is imminent, with an anticipated rise in demand for proppants.

This will have a direct impact on China's domestic proppant supply sector and the global proppant supply market, already reliant on Chinese ceramic proppants.

- What is the status and outlook of China's proppants supply sector?
- Who's who and which grades are they producing?
                                     - Which capacity expansions are progressing?
                                     - How will China's shale gas development impact proppant exports?
                                     - How will global proppant producers compete with China?

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Expert consultancy

IMR  provides expert consultancy through interviews, meetings, and carefully researched reports tailored to client’s specific requirements, and conducted with the utmost confidentiality.

Topics of recent private consultancy projects include: 

Alumina
Barite
Bauxite 
Bentonite
Ceramic proppants
Fluorspar
Frac sand
Magnesia
Talc








Please contact  Angela Hillyard  for a discreet discussion about how  IMR  can meet your industrial mineral and market enquiries, and assist with your business development.
mail ahillyard@indmin.com          Phone : +44 (0)20 7827 6404


Informative wall charts

IM Research has published an updated edition of the popular Refractory Minerals Wallchart.

- Key properties
- Refractory specifications
- Annual production
- Sources of supply
- Refractory applications
- Market data

Copies can be bought for £200, please contact Angela Hillyard:

Email ahillyard@indmin.com          Phone : +44 (0)20 7827 6404

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