Vanadium Market News
3 January 2018
Vanadium: New Chinese rebar standards positive for ferrovanadium demand
China’s new high-strength rebar standard is designed to limit the use of inferior steels in construction. The standard eliminates low strength Grade 2 rebar and sets out specifications for three different high strength standards: Grade 3 (400MPa), Grade 4 (500MPa), and Grade 5 (600MPa)...
Why are commodity prices so low compared to the stock market?
We talk with John Meyer from SP Angel about the factors affecting commodity prices, and which commodities and shares he thinks you should be watching in 2018. Read on for a summary of his insights, or watch the video to see the full interview.
BMO Global Commodities Research: Vanadium: Keep an Eye on Chinese exports
We see a situation where over the coming months Chinese exports of ferrovanadium could drop sharply on the back of increased domestic demand and raw material constraints. Chinese pricing has already moved sharply higher over 2018 to date, but we would see significant further upside to global pricing as the market adjusts to lower Chinese shipments..
Vanadium a ‘metal to watch’ in 2018, Hallgarten’s Ecclestone says
Prices for vanadium — a minor metal traditionally used to strengthen steel, and more recently a key component in new battery technology that could store electricity from solar and wind generation — are to rise in coming years, Christopher Ecclestone of Hallgarten & Co. forecasts....
Vanadium emerges from the shadows
Is vanadium set to be the next star of the booming global battery market?
The metal, traditionally used as a material to strengthen steel, has made a comeback in the past two years as demand has re-emerged.
Prices for the metal have soared since July, continuing a rapid rise that started in early 2016...
China Rattles Vanadium Supply Chain: How High Can Vanadium Prices Go?
- Chinese Environmental Drive Impacting on Vanadium Prices.
- Chinese Upgrade of Rebar Standards Could Increase Vanadium Consumption by 30%.
- An increased number of high-tech applications such as Vanadium Redox Batteries spells for continued and sustained Vanadium bull market.
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