By 2016 Global Mercury Volume to Reach 2080 t According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

26 May 2011 • by Natalie Aster
By 2016 Global Mercury Volume to Reach 2080 t According to Merchant Research & Consulting, Ltd.

From ancient times mercury has been used for small-scale gold mining. So mercury demand depends directly on gold prices. As rising gold prices will stimulate gold exploration, it would lead to the new large-scale mines openings. This would, in turn, result in continued byproduct mercury production from the ore processing.

In 2010 a leading exporter of mercury was the United States, and the principal export destinations were the Netherlands, Peru, and Vietnam. Oncoming mercury export bans in the European Union, in 2011, and in the United States, in 2013, combined with rising gold prices, would affect the price of mercury. However, global production is projected to grow at an average rate of 0,9% per year from 2011 to 2016, increasing the volume from 2020 t to 2080 t.

Detailed review and forecast on global, regional and country markets of mercury can be found in the new market research report “Mercury Market Review” that covers present situation, historical background and future forecast and addresses comprehensive data showing mercury capacities, production, consumption, trade statistics, and prices in the recent years are provided (globally, regionally and by country).

Report Details:

Mercury Market Review
Published: January, 2011
Pages: 25

The report also indicates a wealth of information on mercury producers and suppliers, covers mercury production in the respective country, major mercury producers, mercury consumption in the country market, mercury trade in the country, mercury prices. Mercury market forecast for next five years, including market volumes and prices is also provided.

The study on mercury has been completed by Merchant Research & Consulting Ltd, an internationally recognized market research agency, specializing in chemical industry. “Mercury Market Review” is included into the catalogue “Metals”, which also highlights Aluminum, Antimony, Beryllium, Boron, Copper, Iron and Steel, Lead, Magnesium, Silver, Titanium, Zinc markets.

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