Fluorine is a non-metallic monovalent element belonging to the group of halogens, distinguished for high reactivity and electronegativity. Fluorite (fluorspar), cryolite and fluorapatite are the three major minerals of nature, from which Fluorine is derived. Fluorine’s reduced form (or fluoride) is found in sea or fresh water, in stems of specific grass types, and also in animals’ osseous tissue. Fluorine’s significance mainly resides in its manifold compounds – hydrofluoric acid (hydrogen fluoride), hydrofluosilicic acid, chlorine trifluoride, sodium fluoride, stannous fluoride, fluorocarbons (or perfluorocarbons), among others.
The Fluorine Industry is the second-biggest economy from pole to pole. Despite the recession-related contractions, the Fluorine Market is poised to see the reactivation of global demand, especially for fluorocarbon refrigerants and fluoro-polymers, in years ahead. Developing geographies are holding much promise for the Fluorine Market expansion owing to an overall fluorine-based goods consumption increase driven by surging income levels. Region-wide, North America, headed by the US, represents the biggest Fluorine market, with Europe ranking number two.
The research reports found in this Catalogue delve deep into the global, region-wise and country-scale analyses of the Fluorine Market. Considering the impact of the depression on the market, the research reports examine the current Fluorine Market trends, competition in the industry, key factors driving growth, latest product introductions, besides offering company profiles. Annual sales figures and forecasts are introduced in the research reports, too.
International Trade in Fluorine, Bromine: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global fluorine, bromine market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including fluorine, bromine global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.