Cobalt, one of a class of non-ferrous metals, is a brittle, hard, greyish and a little matted element having the symbol Co. Despite its abundance within the earth's top slice, the metal is characterized by low-level concentration in nature. The element is found in mineral ores such as smaltite, cobaltite and erythrite; it is also an integrant of meteorites. Most typically, Cobalt is extracted as a byproduct, specifically of nickel and copper mining affairs.
Cobalt is employed differently on a commercial basis; when refined, it goes to make isotopes and salts, which in turn have other own practical uses. Besides being broadly used in many military and commercial applications, Cobalt represents a key tracer element, a prerequisite to human well-doing. At large, Cobalt is a strategically vital commodity, whose lack can seriously impact a country’s capability during hard times. Today, the African countries – DR Congo and Zambia – yield the better half of metallic Cobalt mined globally. The world’s lead producers of refined Cobalt are China, followed by Finland and Canada.
The MarketPublishers’ research reports cover the Cobalt Market at varied geographic scales. The researches delve into the market size, by-category segmentation, market parameters, and driving/restraining forces affecting the market change. Vital information on Cobalt mining businesses, sales channels, demand/supply can be withdrawn from the reports. Besides, organisations competing in the global Cobalt Industry and market forecasts are elucidated in the reports, too.
International Trade in Cobalt Ores and Concentrates: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global cobalt ores and concentrates market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including cobalt ores and concentrates global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.