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Global Niobium Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030

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Global Niobium Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030

  • Materials & Packaging
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  • Oct 2023
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Global Niobium Market - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030

Market Size in USD Billion

CAGR :  % Diagram

Diagram Forecast Period 2022–2030
Diagram Market Size (Base Year) USD 1913.56 Million
Diagram Market Size (Forecast Year) USD 3049.93 Million
Diagram CAGR %

Global Niobium market, By Occurrence (Carbonatites and Associates and Columbite-Tantalite), Type (Ferroniobium, Niobium Oxide, Niobium Metal, and Vacuum Grade Niobium Alloys), Application (Steel, Superalloys, Superconducting Magnets, Capacitors, Glass, Other Applications), End-User Industry (Construction, Automotive, Aerospace and Defense, Oil and Gas, and Other) - Industry Trends and Forecast to 2030.

Niobium Market

Niobium Market Analysis and Size

The substance is primarily used to add high strength to low alloy steels, but it also provides wear resistance and surface hardness. It also has strong mechanical qualities and is used in gas pipelines, ship hulls, train tracks, and vehicle and truck bodywork. Superconducting magnets, alloys, optical modulators, mobile cell phones, glasses, and surface acoustic wave devices are also made from niobium. These factors have an impact on market growth.

Data Bridge Market Research analyses that the global niobium market which was USD 1,913.56 million in 2022, is expected to reach USD 3,049.93 million by 2030, and is expected to undergo a CAGR of 6.00% during the forecast period of 2023 to 2030.  “Steel” dominates the application segment of the global niobium market due to the high demand for niobiums in the oil and gas sectors due and the steel industry is a major user of niobium, and HSLA steel is widely utilized in a variety of industries such as construction, automotive, and infrastructure development. In addition to the insights on market scenarios such as market value, growth rate, segmentation, geographical coverage, and major players, the market reports curated by the Data Bridge Market Research also include in-depth expert analysis, geographically represented company-wise production and capacity, network layouts of distributors and partners, detailed and updated price trend analysis and deficit analysis of supply chain and demand.

Niobium Market Scope and Segmentation

Report Metric

Details

Forecast Period

2023 to 2030

Base Year

2022

Historic Years

2021 (Customizable to 2015-2020)

Quantitative Units

Revenue in USD Million, Volumes in Units, Pricing in USD

Segments Covered

Occurrence (Carbonatites and Associates and Columbite-Tantalite), Type (Ferroniobium, Niobium Oxide, Niobium Metal, and Vacuum Grade Niobium Alloys), Application (Steel, Superalloys, Superconducting Magnets, Capacitors, Glass, Other Applications), End-user Industry (Construction, Automotive, Aerospace and Defence, Oil and Gas, and Other)

Countries Covered

U.S., Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Rest of South America, Germany, France, Italy, U.K., Belgium, Spain, Russia, Turkey, Netherlands, Switzerland, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, South Africa, Israel, and Rest of Middle East and Africa

Market Players Covered

Anglo American plc (U.K.), Global Advanced Metals (U.S.), CBMM (Brazil), Advanced Manufacturing Group (U.S.), Zhuzhou Orient Kylin Special Metal Materials Co.,Ltd (China), Magris Resources Inc (Canada), Molycorp (U.S.), Alkane Resources Ltd (Australia), Grandview Materials Inc (U.S.), and NioCorp Development Ltd (U.S.)

Market Opportunities

  • Expanding markets in alternative energy technologies
  • Crucial of niobium alloys in space exploration
  • Ongoing research into new niobium applications

Market Definition

Niobium is a light grey, crystalline metal that may be found in the earth's crust as well as minerals such as pyrochlore and columbite. Niobium is utilized in high strength low alloy steels which assists in giving surface hardness and wear resistance. Niobium is widely utilized in the manufacture of superconducting magnets, alloys, mobile phones, optical modulators, surface acoustic wave devices, glasses, and other products.

Global Niobium Market Dynamics

Drivers

  • The Growth in the Steel Industry

Niobium is primarily used as an alloying element in steel, and its demand is closely linked to the health and expansion of the steel sector. Niobium is a crucial alloying element in the production of HSLA steel. HSLA steel is characterized by its high strength, toughness, and corrosion resistance while maintaining relatively low carbon content. It is widely used in various industries due to its superior mechanical properties. The construction sector is one of the largest consumers of steel, and niobium-containing HSLA steel finds extensive use in the construction of infrastructure, buildings, bridges, and pipelines. The demand for steel in construction is driven by urbanization, population growth, and infrastructure development projects. The automotive sector relies on HSLA steel to produce lighter yet stronger vehicles that meet fuel efficiency and safety standards. The demand for niobium-enhanced steel in the automotive industry is driven by consumer preferences for fuel-efficient and eco-friendly vehicles.

The growth in the steel industry is a significant driver for the niobium market. Niobium's role in enhancing the properties of steel, particularly in the production of HSLA steel, makes it indispensable for various industries, including construction, automotive, energy, and manufacturing. The expansion of these sectors, along with technological advancements and sustainability efforts, continues to fuel the demand for niobium in the global market.

  • Significant Role of Energy Infrastructure Development

Niobium is used in various applications within the energy sector, particularly in the construction of energy infrastructure and power generation facilities. Niobium-containing steel and alloys are used in the construction of power plants, including both fossil fuel-based and renewable energy facilities. Niobium enhances the strength, corrosion resistance, and high-temperature stability of critical components such as boilers, pressure vessels, and turbines. Niobium is essential in the nuclear power industry due to its ability to withstand the extreme conditions found in nuclear reactors. Niobium alloys are used in reactor pressure vessels and other components where high strength and resistance to radiation-induced embrittlement are required.

Energy infrastructure development is a vital driver for the global niobium market due to the critical role of niobium in enhancing the durability, safety, and efficiency of various energy-related applications. As the world continues to focus on energy diversification, sustainability, and the improvement of energy infrastructure, the demand for niobium is expected to remain strong in the years to come.

Opportunity

  • Expanding Markets in Alternative Energy Technologies

Alternative energy technologies refer to the use of renewable and sustainable sources of energy to replace or supplement conventional fossil fuels. These technologies include solar, wind, hydroelectric, geothermal, and nuclear power, among others. The adoption and growth of alternative energy technologies present significant opportunities for the global niobium market. Niobium is used in the construction of wind turbine components, including the towers and blades. Niobium-enhanced steel provides the required strength, durability, and resistance to corrosion, ensuring the reliability and longevity of wind turbines. As wind energy continues to grow, the demand for niobium in this sector is likely to increase. Hydroelectric power generation relies on infrastructure such as dams, turbines, and penstocks. Niobium-containing materials are used in the construction of these components, where high strength, corrosion resistance, and longevity are essential. As countries invest in hydropower projects to meet their energy needs, niobium demand may rise.

Restraint/Challenge

  • The Cost of Acquiring Niobium can be Volatility

Price volatility refers to the degree of fluctuation in the price of niobium over time. This volatility can be a significant restraint in the niobium market and can impact both producers and consumers of niobium. The global niobium market is relatively small and can be sensitive to various factors, such as changes in supply and demand dynamics, geopolitical events, and economic conditions. Even relatively minor disruptions in the market can lead to significant price fluctuations. The global niobium market is dominated by a small number of major producers, primarily located in a few countries. This concentration of supply sources can make the market more susceptible to supply disruptions, such as mining strikes, regulatory changes, or geopolitical tensions, which can lead to price spikes. Price volatility in the niobium market can pose challenges for both producers and consumers. It can make it difficult for industry participants to plan and budget effectively, leading to uncertainties in supply and production costs. Managing price volatility requires careful risk assessment and mitigation strategies, such as long-term supply agreements, diversifying sources of supply, and monitoring global economic and geopolitical developments.

This global niobium market report provides details of new recent developments, trade regulations, import-export analysis, production analysis, value chain optimization, market share, the impact of domestic and localized market players, analyses opportunities in terms of emerging revenue pockets, changes in market regulations, strategic market growth analysis, market size, category market growths, application niches and dominance, product approvals, product launches, geographic expansions, technological innovations in the market. To gain more info on the global niobium market contact Data Bridge Market Research for an Analyst Brief, our team will help you make an informed market decision to achieve market growth.

Impact and Current Market Scenario of Raw Material Shortage and Shipping Delays

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Apart from the standard report, we also offer in-depth analysis of the procurement level from forecasted shipping delays, distributor mapping by region, commodity analysis, production analysis, price mapping trends, sourcing, category performance analysis, supply chain risk management solutions, advanced benchmarking, and other services for procurement and strategic support.

Expected Impact of Economic Slowdown on the Pricing and Availability of Products

When economic activity slows, industries begin to suffer. The forecasted effects of the economic downturn on the pricing and accessibility of the products are taken into account in the market insight reports and intelligence services provided by DBMR. With this, our clients can typically keep one step ahead of their competitors, project their sales and revenue, and estimate their profit and loss expenditures.

Recent Developments

  • In December 2022, CBMM announced a significant investment of USD 80 million to expand its niobium oxide capacity from 500 tons to 3,000 tons by 2024. Collaborating with Echion Technologies, CBMM plans to establish a niobium oxide facility at its Araxá plant in Minas Gerais, Brazil, aligning with its goal of achieving a niobium oxide capacity of 40,000 tons by 2030
  • In January 2022, Kymera International completed the acquisition of Telex Metals, a global supplier of tantalum, tungsten, and niobium particulates. This strategic acquisition will expand Kymera's business into tantalum and niobium materials

Global Niobium Market Scope

The global niobium market is segmented on the basis of occurrence, type, application and end-user industry. The growth amongst these segments will help you analyse meagre growth segments in the industries and provide the users with a valuable market overview and market insights to help them make strategic decisions for identifying core market applications.

Occurrence

  • Carbonatites and Associates
  • Columbite-Tantalite

Type

  • Ferroniobium
  • Niobium Oxide
  • Niobium Metal
  • Vacuum Grade Niobium Alloys

Application

  • Steel
  • Superalloys
  • Superconducting Magnets
  • Capacitors
  • Glass
  • Other Applications

End-User Industry

  • Construction
  • Automotive
  • Aerospace and Defense
  • Oil and Gas
  • Other

Global Niobium Market Regional Analysis/Insights

The global niobium market is analysed and market size insights and trends are provided by occurrence, type, application and end-user industry are referenced above.

The countries covered in the global niobium market report are U.S., Canada, Mexico, Germany, Poland, Ireland, Italy, U.K., France, Spain, Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, Turkey, Russia, Rest of Europe, Japan, China, India, South Korea, New Zealand, Vietnam, Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines, Rest of Asia-Pacific, Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Rest of South America, U.A.E., Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, South Africa, and Rest of Middle East and Africa

Asia-Pacific dominates global niobium market due to increasing demand for convenience products from end-use industries such as construction and automotive and rising disposable income in China and India in this region.

North America register the highest compound annual growth rate (CAGR) in the global niobium market in the forecasted period of 2023 to 2030, because of the main players' growing investment in this region.  

The country section of the report also provides individual market impacting factors and changes in regulation in the market domestically that impact the current and future trends of the market. Data points like down-stream and upstream value chain analysis, technical trends, and porter's five forces analysis, case studies are some of the pointers used to forecast the market scenario for individual countries. Also, the presence and availability of global brands and their challenges faced due to large or scarce competition from local and domestic brands, the impact of domestic tariffs, and trade routes are considered while providing forecast analysis of the country data.   

Competitive Landscape and Global Niobium Market Share Analysis

The global niobium market competitive landscape provides details by competitors. details included are company overview, company financials, revenue generated, market potential, investment in research and development, new market initiatives, global presence, production sites and facilities, production capacities, company strengths and weaknesses, product launch, product width, and breadth, application dominance. The above data points provided are only related to the companies' focus related to the global niobium market.

Some of the major players operating in the global niobium market are:

  • Anglo American plc (U.K.)
  • Global Advanced Metals (U.S.)
  • CBMM (Brazil)
  • Advanced Manufacturing Group (U.S.)
  • Zhuzhou Orient Kylin Special Metal Materials Co.,Ltd (China)
  • Magris Resources Inc (Canada)
  • Molycorp (U.S.)
  • Alkane Resources Ltd (Australia)
  • Grandview Materials Inc (U.S.)
  • NioCorp Development Ltd (U.S.)


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The niobium market size will be worth USD 3,049.93 million by 2030.
The growth rate of the niobium market is 6.00% in the forecast period by 2030.
The growth in the steel industry & significant role of energy infrastructure development are the growth drivers of the niobium market.
Occurrence, type, application and end-user industry are the factors on which the niobium market research is based.
Major companies in the niobium market are Anglo American plc (U.K.), Global Advanced Metals (U.S.), CBMM (Brazil), Advanced Manufacturing Group (U.S.), Zhuzhou Orient Kylin Special Metal Materials Co.,Ltd (China), Magris Resources Inc (Canada), Molycorp (U.S.), Alkane Resources Ltd (Australia), Grandview Materials Inc (U.S.), and NioCorp Development Ltd (U.S.)
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