A heavy metal rarely occurring in an uncombined form in nature, mercury is widely found from pole to pole as a component of cinnabar. Russia, Spain, Kyrgyzstan, Italy, Slovenia and China are amid proprietors of the largest mercury deposits. Having numerous uses, mercury is chiefly applied in the production of thermometers, manometers, float valves, fluorescent lamps, etc. Medical, agricultural and industrial sectors are the top mercury users. Annual production of mercury comes to about 2,000 tonnes on a world scale.
At present, some of the metal’s applications are gradually disappearing due to concerns over toxicity of the element. Meantime, galinstan starts enjoying increasingly high interest as an alternative to mercury given its lower toxicity.
The Catalogue presents research reports dedicated to the Mercury Market on global, regional as well as local levels. The research studies include in-depth discussions of the current trends and future prospects of the mercury market. Production volumes, price changes, export and import ratios, profiles of major and minor market participants are included in the reports.
International Trade in Mercury: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global mercury market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including mercury global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.