China Tantalum Industry Report, 2012-2015

China Tantalum Industry Report, 2012-2015

Research in China, Date of Publication: Mar 18, 2013, 60 Pages

According to the latest statistics from USGS, the global tantalum ore output totaled 790 tons in 2011, up 16.01% year-on-year. In particular, Brazil was still the world’s largest supplier, with the output accounting for 22.78%. Due to the eurozone debt crisis and the weakened economic resumption of America, the demand of global tantalum industry was still at a low ebb between 2012 and early 2013. The expectation shows that the global tantalum ore output would be no more than 700 tons in 2012.

In 2012, there were scarcely new tantalum ore projects being put into production. And new projects built before 2012 are expected to be put into production after 2013 in a successive way. In particular, the tantalum ore projects expected to be put into production in 2013 include: Egypt’s Abu Dabbab project (650,000 pounds of Ta2O5), Malawi’s Kanyika project (200 tons of Fe-Nb and 400,000 pounds of Ta2O5) and Canada’s Crevier project (178,000 kg Ta2O5).

With the restart and expansion of major tantalum mines worldwide, the supply is anticipated to see significant growth.

Given the overall downturn in market demand, Ningxia Orient Tantalum realized the revenue of RMB1.843 billion in 2012Q1-Q3, and its net income hit RMB76.4 million, down 3.06% and 61.65% year-on-year, respectively. However, the demand in downstream electronic industry is projected to revive in the wake of the global economic recovery. In addition, coupled with the gradual capacity release of its own fundraising projects, the profitability of the company will be to some extent improved in the upcoming years. 

Major Fundraising Projects of Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry (RMB mln)

 China Tantalum Industry Report,

The report highlights the followings:

  • Reserves, output, price, ongoing projects/expansion projects, demand and development outlook of tantalum ore worldwide;
  • Reserves, development status quo, import & export, price and key applications of tantalum ore resources in China;
  • Output and sales volume, development status quo and downstream consumption fields of tantalum capacitors in China;
  • Two major tantalum producers worldwide and seven leading Chinese industrial players;


1. Tantalum Industry Overview
1.1 Definition & Classification
1.2 Industry Chain

2. Global Tantalum Industry Development
2.1 Reserves & Distribution
2.2 Output & Distribution
2.3 Price
2.4 Projects
2.5 Demand
2.6 Development Forecast
2.6.1 Tantalum Consumption Forecast
2.6.2 Tantalum Ore Output Forecast
2.6.3 Supply Forecast

3. Tantalum Industry Development in China
3.1 Reserves & Distribution
3.2 Status Quo
3.3 Application Field
3.3.1 Electronics Industry
3.3.2 Mobile Internet & the Internet of Things
3.3.3 Mechanization, Automation & Intelligence
3.3.4 Aerospace Industry
3.4 Import & Export
3.4.1 Import
3.4.2 Export
3.5 Price
3.6 Events in 2012-2013

4. Tantalum Capacitor Industry Development in China
4.1 Profile of Tantalum Capacitor
4.2 Market Development
4.3 Output and Sales
4.4 Downstream Consumer
4.4.1 Mobile Phone
4.4.2 Digital Camera
4.4.3 Notebook Computer
4.4.4 Other New Fields

5. Key Companies in China and the World
5.1 GAM
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Products
5.1.3 Operation
5.2 HC Starck
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Operation
5.2.3 Supply of Raw Materials
5.2.4 Development Plan in 2012
5.2.5 Development in China
5.3 Ningxia Orient Tantalum Industry Co., Ltd
5.3.1 Profile
5.3.2 Operation
5.3.3 Revenue Structure
5.3.4 Gross Margin
5.3.5 Projects
5.3.6 Development Forecast
5.4 Zhuzhou Cemented Carbide Group Co., Ltd
5.4.1 Profile
5.4.2 Operation
5.4.3 Development Plan
5.5 KING-TAN Tantalum Industry Ltd
5.6 Changsha South Tantalum Niobium Co., Ltd
5.6.1 Profile
5.6.2 Operation
5.7 Jiujiang Yizhong Non-Ferrous Co., Ltd
5.8 Mining Tantalum & Niobium Mining Development Co., Ltd
5.9 YiChun Tantalum & Niobium Mine

Selected Charts

Tantalum Powder & Tantalum Wire
Classification of Tantalum Applications
Tantalum Processing Industry Chain
Upstream & Downstream of Tantalum Industry Chain
Supply Structure of Tantalum Raw Materials
Distribution of Raw Materials Reserves of Global Tantalum Ore
Tantalum Reserves & Distribution Worldwide
Grade and Reserve of Overseas Tantalum Mines
Global Tantalum Ore Output Distribution
Output and YoY Growth Rate of Global Tantalum Ore, 1994-2011
Global Tantalite (30-35%) Price Trend, 2008-2013
Main Projects of Tantalum and Niobium Mines Worldwide
Consumption Structure of Tantalum
Global Tantalum Consumption, 2010-2015E
Global Tantalum Ore Output, 2010-2015E
Global Tantalum Supply Amount, 2010-2015E
Major Tantalum Mines in China
Applications of Tantalum
Global Tantalum Market Pattern
Revenue & Total Profit of China's Semiconductor Discrete Device Manufacturing Industry, 2008-2012
Price Trend of Tantalum Concentrates Worldwide and Development Stages of Internet
Number of Satellites Launched in China
China’s Import Volume of Tantalum and Niobium Ores, 2011-2012 
China’s Import Volume of Tantalum & Niobium Ores, Otc. 2012 (by Country)
Monthly Export Volume of Tantalum Wire (Diameter<0.5mm)in China, 2011-2012
Monthly Export Volume of Tantalum Powder in China, 2011-2012
Monthly Export Volume of Unwrought Tantalum in China, 2011-2012
Tantalum Pentoxide 99.5%min Price in China, 2009-2013
Tantalum Metal (99.95%min) Price in China, 2009-2013
Performance Comparison among Various Capacitors
Main Applications of Tantalum Capacitor
Capacitor Market Shares in China (by Output Value)
Performance Comparison between Tantalum Capacitor and MLCC
Global Output of Tantalum Capacitor, 1994-2011
Output and Sales of Tantalum Capacitor in China, 2008-2011
Consumption Structure of Tantalum Capacitor
Application of Global Tantalum Capacitor Industry
Output of Mobile Phone in China, 2005-2012
Digital Camera Output in China, 2005-2012 
Notebook Computer Output in China, 2008-2012
Capacitor Powders Performance of GAM
Global Operations of GAM
Sales of HC Starck, 2009-2011 
Employees of HC Starck, 2011 (by Region)
HCStarck’s Subsidiaries in China
Business Structure of Orient Tantalum
Revenue and Net Income of Orient Tantalum, 2008-2012
Revenue Structure of Orient Tantalum (by Products), 2009-2012
Revenue Structure of Orient Tantalum (by Regions), 2009-2012
Gross Margin of Orient Tantalum (by Products), 2012H1
Gross Margin of Tantalum Products of Orient Tantalum, 2006-2012
Products Capacity and New Capacity of Orient Tantalum
Main Investments with Raised Funds of Orient Tantalum 
Revenue and Net Income of Orient Tantalum, 2012E-2015E
Sales of Tantalum and Niobium & its Compounds of Hunan Nonferrous Metals Corp., Ltd, 2010-2012
Product Capacity of KING-TAN Tantalum Industry Ltd
Tantalum Products of South Tantalum Niobium
Sales of South Tantalum Niobium, 2010-2011H1 
Export Value of South Tantalum Niobium, 2010-2011H1 
Marketing Network of Jiujiang Yizhong Non-Ferrous in China
Marketing Network of Jiujiang Yizhong Non-Ferrous in the World
Operating Revenue & Total Profit of Minning Tantalum Niobium Mining, 2008-2011
The Quality Indicators of Tantalum and Niobium Concentrate of Yichuan Tantalum & Niobium Mine


Date of Publication:
Mar 18, 2013
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60 Pages