Tungsten (from Swedish words “tung” meaning “heavy” and “sten” denoting “stone”; otherwise named wolfram) is a quite rare, hard, friable, rustproof, bright gray to white-coloured metallic element derived from the earth’s minerals such as wolframite, scheelite, tungstite and others; having the highest temperature of fusion of all the existent non-alloyed metallic elements.
Known since late 18th century, Tungsten is of great industrial significance, applied in thermoduric building materials; in electric equipment like incandescent bulb filaments, etc.; high speed cutting instruments (when alloyed with some amounts of steel), and many more. The mass-scale exploitation of touchscreen technology in tablets and smartphones has catalysed the demand for Tungsten in the globe’s nearly every corner. The elevated appetite for this ore is felt especially in China that comprises nearly 40% of total consumption. European nations and the US also fall within the world’s top Tungsten markets.
The Catalogue presents a great variety of research reports examining and forecasting the world Tungsten Market and its diverse segments. Analytics of the preceding, present-day and expected trends, broken up by geographical markets, is offered. The researches cast light on the Tungsten Market’s sizing, shape, structure, consumption and production output, growth blockades and drivers, amid other topics. Also, the research reports scrutinise the competitive landscape and reveal the latest industry activity.
International Trade in Tungsten Ores and Concentrates: Trends and Prospects
The reports examine global tungsten ores and concentrates market trends (historical, current and forecast) with respect to international trade including tungsten ores and concentrates global trade dynamics, exports/imports by geography, leading suppliers and consumers, average prices.