Germanium - Global Strategic Business Report

Germanium - Global Strategic Business Report

Global Industry Analysts, Date of Publication: May 21, 2018, 165 Pages
US$4,500.00
GIA-MCP2637

This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Germanium in Kilograms by the following End-Use Segments: Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other Uses.

The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs.

The report profiles 17 companies including many key and niche players such as -

  • Chemical and Technical Developments Ltd (UK)
  • Indium Corporation (USA)
  • JSC Germanium (Russia)
  • Novotech, Inc. (USA)
  • Photonic Sense GmbH (Germany)
  • PPM Pure Metals GmbH (Germany)
  • Teck Resources Limited (Canada)
  • Umicore SA (Belgium)
  • Umicore Electro-Optic Materials (Belgium)
  • Yunnan Chihong Zinc and Germanium Co., Ltd (China)
  • Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. (China)

Germanium - Global Strategic Business Report
TABLE OF CONTENT

 I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

      Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations                       I-1
      Disclaimers                                                       I-2
      Data Interpretation & Reporting Level                             I-2
       Quantitative Techniques & Analytics                              I-3
      Product Definitions and Scope of Study                            I-3
       Fiber Optic Systems                                              I-4
       Polymerization Catalysts                                         I-4
       Infrared Optics                                                  I-4
       Electronics/Solar Applications                                   I-4
       Other Uses (Phosphors, Metallurgy, & Chemotherapy)               I-4


 II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

  1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW                                                  II-1
      A Prelude                                                         II-1
      Current & Future Analysis                                         II-2
       Analysis by End-Use Application                                  II-2
       Analysis by Geographic Region                                    II-2
      Global Production landscape                                       II-2
       China Continues to Remain a Major Market                         II-3
        Table 1: Global Germanium Production for the Years 2011
        through 2017 in Metric Tons (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    II-3

        Table 2: Global Germanium Market (2017): Refinery Production
        by Country for China, Russia, US and Others in Kilograms
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            II-4
      Germanium dioxide and Ge Metal Price Volatility Trends            II-4
       Table 3: Germanium Metal Prices 2011-2017 (in US$/Kg)
       (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                             II-5
      Fiber Optic Network Expansions to Benefit Demand for Germanium.   II-5
       Table 4: Global Demand for Optic Fiber Cable (2012-2021) (in
       Million fiber Kilometer) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    II-6
      Glass Fibers with SiGe Core - A Potential Growth Market           II-7
      Infrared Applications Steer Strong Demand                         II-7
       Smart Phones to Drive Growth                                     II-7
        Table 5: Global Smartphone Adoption Rate and Connections
        (2013-2020P) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               II-8
      Electronic Components - A Major End-Use Market                    II-9
      SiGe Technology Supports Growth                                   II-10
      Semiconductor - A Key Application Market                          II-10
      Solar Cells Propel the Demand for Germanium Substrates            II-11
       Table 6: Global Cumulative Solar Installations in GW
       (2014-2020) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-12
      Medical Fiber Optics - An Emerging End-Use Market for Germanium   II-13
      New Uses for Germanium                                            II-14

  2. PRODUCT DEVELOPMENTS                                               II-15
      Silicon-Germanium Transistor Achieves Record Speed Levels         II-15
      Scientists Develop Thin Films of Germanium for Flexible
       Electronics                                                      II-15
      Innovative Epitaxy Process to Integrate GeSn MOSPET Devices on
       Silicon                                                          II-16
      Germanium Laser - Engineering Challenges                          II-16
      Germanane to Provide Electron Transportation                      II-17

  3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW                                                   II-18
      Germanium - A Technical Primer                                    II-18
       Physical Constants of Germanium                                  II-18
      Atomic Structure                                                  II-18
       History of Germanium                                             II-18
       Occurrence                                                       II-19
        Common Ores                                                     II-19
         Isotopes of Germanium                                          II-19
       Extraction of Germanium                                          II-19
        From Zinc Ores                                                  II-20
        Synthetic Method                                                II-20
       Germanium Compounds                                              II-20
        Germanium Tetrachloride                                         II-21
       Applications of Germanium                                        II-21
        Solid-State Electronics - The First Known Application of
         Germanium                                                      II-21
        Fiber Optics & Infrared Optics                                  II-22
        Other End-Use Applications of Germanium                         II-22
         As a Catalyst                                                  II-22
         As a Bacteriocide                                              II-22
       Environmental Concerns                                           II-22

  4. MAJOR END-USE MARKETS                                              II-23
      Fiber Optic Systems                                               II-23
       Communication Systems Boost Optic Fiber Technology               II-23
      Polymerization Catalysts                                          II-24
      Infrared Optics                                                   II-24
      Electronics and Solar Electrical Applications                     II-24
       Semiconductors                                                   II-25
       Diodes                                                           II-25
        Germanium-Carbon Diodes                                         II-25
       Transistors                                                      II-26
       Germanium Detectors                                              II-27
       Solar Cells                                                      II-27
      Other End-Use Applications                                        II-28
       Jewelry Products                                                 II-28
       Optical Discs                                                    II-28
       Conventional Concave Mirrors                                     II-28
       Germanium-Carbon Composites                                      II-28
       Germanium in Medicine                                            II-29
        Organic and Inorganic Germanium                                 II-29
        Benefits of Organic Germanium                                   II-29
        Germanium Sesquioxide                                           II-32
        Bis-Beta Carboxyethyl Germanium Sesquioxide                     II-32
        Colloidal Germanium                                             II-32
        Use of Organic Germanium (Ge-132) in Cosmetic Products          II-33
        Adverse Effects of Inorganic Germanium                          II-33

  5. SUBSTITUTES OF GERMANIUM                                           II-34
      Polymerization Catalysts Substitutes                              II-34
      Substitute to SiGe Chips                                          II-34

  6. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY                                           II-35
      Ivanhoe Mines to Commence Production at the Kipushi Zinc-
       Copper-Silver-Germanium Mine                                     II-35
      Tasca Signs Definitive Agreement with Samarium Borealis Corp      II-35

  7. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS                                     II-36
      Chemical and Technical Developments Ltd (UK)                      II-36
      Indium Corporation (USA)                                          II-36
      JSC Germanium (Russia)                                            II-36
      Novotech, Inc. (USA)                                              II-36
      Photonic Sense GmbH (Germany)                                     II-37
      PPM Pure Metals GmbH (Germany)                                    II-37
      Teck Resources Limited (Canada)                                   II-37
      Umicore SA (Belgium)                                              II-38
       Umicore Electro-Optic Materials (Belgium)                        II-38
      Yunnan Chihong Zinc and Germanium Co., Ltd (China)                II-39
      Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. (China)       II-39

  8. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE                                          II-40
      Table 7: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Germanium by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
      Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
      of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-40

      Table 8: World Historic Review for Germanium by Geographic
      Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
      (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
      Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-41

      Table 9: World 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by Geographic
      Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume
      for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
      Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 &
      2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                         II-42
      World Germanium Market by End-Use Application                     II-43
      Table 10: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Germanium in Fiber Optic Systems by Geographic Region/Country - 
      US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
      Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016
      through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-43

      Table 11: World Historic Review for Germanium in Fiber Optic
      Systems by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
      Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
      of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-44

      Table 12: World 14-Year Perspective for Germanium In Fiber
      Optic Systems By Geographic Region/ Country - Percentage
      Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
      World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-45

      Table 13: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Germanium in Polymerization Catalysts by Geographic
      Region/Country - Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
      Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
      Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for
      Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)      II-46

      Table 14: World Historic Review for Germanium in
      Polymerization Catalysts by Geographic Region/ Country -
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-47

      Table 15: World 14-Year Perspective for Germanium in
      Polymerization Catalysts by Geographic Region/Country -
      Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for Japan, Europe,
      Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
      World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes
      corresponding Graph/Chart)                                        II-48

      Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Germanium in Infrared Optics by Geographic Region/Country -
      US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
      Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016
      through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-49

      Table 17: World Historic Review for Germanium in Infrared
      Optics by Geographic Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan,
      Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
      of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-50

      Table 18: World 14-Year Perspective for Germanium in Infrared
      Optics by Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
      Consumption Volume for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
      (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
      Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)      II-51

      Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Germanium in Electronics/Solar Applications by Geographic
      Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
      (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
      Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-52

      Table 20: World Historic Review for Germanium in
      Electronics/Solar Applications by Geographic Region/Country -
      US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
      Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed
      with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
      through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                 II-53

      Table 21: World 14-Year Perspective for Germanium in
      Electronics/Solar Applications by Geographic Region/Country -
      Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada,
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-54

      Table 22: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
      Germanium in Other End-Use Applications by Geographic
      Region/Country - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
      (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
      Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
      Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes corresponding
      Graph/Chart)                                                      II-55

      Table 23: World Historic Review for Germanium in Other End-Use
      Applications by Geographic Region/ Country - US, Canada,
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
      Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-56

      Table 24: World 14-Year Perspective for Germanium in Other
      End-Use Applications by Geographic Region/ Country -
      Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for US, Canada,
      Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America
      and Rest of World Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
      (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                              II-57


 III. MARKET

  1. THE UNITED STATES                                                  III-1
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-1
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-1
        Sources of Germanium                                            III-1
        Pricing Scenario                                                III-2
         Table 25: US Germanium Market (2013-2017): Prices for Zone
         Refined and Dioxide (Electronic Grade) in US$ per Kilogram
         (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                           III-2
        Key Players                                                     III-3
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-4
        Table 26: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/ Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016
        through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-4

        Table 27: US Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-5

        Table 28: US 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for
        Fiber Optic Systems, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets for
        Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-6

  2. CANADA                                                             III-7
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-7
        Current and Future Analysis                                     III-7
        Key Player                                                      III-7
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-8
        Table 29: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/ Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016
        through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-8

        Table 30: Canadian Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-9

        Table 31: Canadian 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-10

  3. JAPAN                                                              III-11
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-11
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-11
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-11
        Table 32: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-11

        Table 33: Japanese Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-12

        Table 34: Japanese 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-13

  4. EUROPE                                                             III-14
       Market Analysis                                                  III-14
        Table 35: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Germanium by Geographic Region/ Country - France,
        Germany, Italy, UK, Spain, Russia, Belgium, and Rest of
        Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-15

        Table 36: European Historic Review for Germanium by
        Geographic Region/Country - France, Germany, Italy, UK,
        Spain, Russia, Belgium, and Rest of Europe Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-16

        Table 37: European 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
        Consumption Volume for France, Germany, Italy, UK, Spain,
        Russia, Belgium, and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2011,
        2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                III-17

        Table 38: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis
        for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-18

        Table 39: European Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-19

        Table 40: European 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-20

  4a. FRANCE                                                            III-21
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-21
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-21
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-21
        Table 41: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-21

        Table 42: French Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-22

        Table 43: French 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-23

  4b. GERMANY                                                           III-24
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-24
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-24
        Key Player                                                      III-24
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-25
        Table 44: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-25

        Table 45: German Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-26

        Table 46: German 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-27

  4c. ITALY                                                             III-28
       Market Analysis                                                  III-28
        Table 47: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/
        Solar Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-28

        Table 48: Italian Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-29

        Table 49: Italian 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-30

  4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM                                                III-31
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-31
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-31
        Key Player                                                      III-31
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-32
        Table 50: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-32

        Table 51: UK Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-33

        Table 52: UK 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption Volume for
        Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared
        Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-34

  4e. SPAIN                                                             III-35
       Market Analysis                                                  III-35
        Table 53: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-35

        Table 54: Spanish Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-36

        Table 55: Spanish 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-37

  4f. RUSSIA                                                            III-38
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-38
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-38
        Key Player                                                      III-38
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-39
        Table 56: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-39

        Table 57: Russian Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-40

        Table 58: Russian 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-41

  4g. BELGIUM                                                           III-42
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-42
        Current & Future Analysis                                       III-42
        Key Players                                                     III-42
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-43
        Table 59: Belgian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-43

        Table 60: Belgian Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-44

        Table 61: Belgian 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-45

  4h. REST OF EUROPE                                                    III-46
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-46
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-46
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-47
        Table 62: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic
        Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-47

        Table 63: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization
        Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,
        and Other End-Use Applications Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for
        Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-48

        Table 64: Rest of Europe 14-Year Perspective for Germanium
        by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-49

  5. ASIA-PACIFIC                                                       III-50
       Market Analysis                                                  III-50
        Table 65: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Germanium by Geographic Region/Country - China,
        and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016
        through 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-50

        Table 66: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Germanium by
        Geographic Region/Country - China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption
        Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-51

        Table 67: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        Geographic Region/Country - Percentage Breakdown of
        Consumption Volume for China, and Rest of Asia-Pacific
        Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding
        Graph/Chart)                                                    III-52

        Table 68: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic
        Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-53

        Table 69: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization
        Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,
        and Other End-Use Applications Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for
        Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-54

        Table 70: Asia-Pacific 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-55

  5a. CHINA                                                             III-56
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-56
        Outlook                                                         III-56
        Market Overview                                                 III-56
        Key Players                                                     III-57
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-58
        Table 71: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems,
        Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar
        Applications, and Other End-Use Applications Markets
        Independently Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in
        Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024 (includes
        corresponding Graph/Chart)                                      III-58

        Table 72: Chinese Historic Review for Germanium by End-Use
        Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with
        Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2011
        through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)               III-59

        Table 73: Chinese 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-60

  5b. REST OF ASIA-PACIFIC                                              III-61
       Market Analysis                                                  III-61
        Table 74: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic
        Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-61

        Table 75: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Germanium
        by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization
        Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,
        and Other End-Use Applications Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for
        Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-62

        Table 76: Rest of Asia-Pacific14-Year Perspective for
        Germanium by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of
        Consumption Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization
        Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,
        and Other End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 
        2018 & 2024 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                III-63

  6. LATIN AMERICA                                                      III-64
       Market Analysis                                                  III-64
        Table 77: Latin American Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic
        Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-64

        Table 78: Latin American Historic Review for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization
        Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,
        and Other End-Use Applications Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for
        Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-65

        Table 79: Latin American 14-Year Perspective for Germanium
        by End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-66

  7. REST OF WORLD                                                      III-67
      A.Market Analysis                                                 III-67
        Strategic Corporate Development                                 III-67
      B.Market Analytics                                                III-68
        Table 80: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future
        Analysis for Germanium by End-Use Application - Fiber Optic
        Systems, Polymerization Catalysts, Infrared Optics,
        Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other End-Use
        Applications Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
        Consumption Figures in Kilograms for Years 2016 through 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-68

        Table 81: Rest of World Historic Review for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization
        Catalysts, Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications,
        and Other End-Use Applications Markets Independently
        Analyzed with Annual Consumption Figures in Kilograms for
        Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)    III-69

        Table 82: Rest of World 14-Year Perspective for Germanium by
        End-Use Application - Percentage Breakdown of Consumption
        Volume for Fiber Optic Systems, Polymerization Catalysts,
        Infrared Optics, Electronics/Solar Applications, and Other
        End-Use Applications Markets for Years 2011, 2018 & 2024
        (includes corresponding Graph/Chart)                            III-70


 IV. COMPETITIVE LANDSCAPE

     Total Companies Profiled: 17 (including Divisions/Subsidiaries - 18)

     The United States (4)
     Canada (2)
     Japan (1)
     Europe (7)
     - France (1)
     - Germany (2)
     - The United Kingdom (1)
     - Rest of Europe (3)
     Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan) (3)
     Africa (1)
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