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Focus on the World Magnesium, Magnesite and Dolomite Markets

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World Magnesium, Magnesite and Dolomite Markets

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Magnesium, Magnesite and Dolomite in Metric Tons. The major end-use segments discussed are Aluminum Alloys, Castings (Die Castings, Permanent Mold Castings, & Sand Castings), Iron & Steel Desulfurization, Wrought Products (Extrusions, & Others), Reducing Agents, Cathodic Protection, Chemicals, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle East, and Latin America. Annual forecasts are provided for each region for the period of 2001 through 2015. A ten-year historic analysis is also provided for these markets with annual market analytics. The report profiles 128 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Advanced Magnesium Limited, Avisma, Israel Chemicals Ltd., Lunt Manufacturing Co., Inc., Luxfer Group, Magnesium Elektron North America, Inc., Magnesium International Ltd., Meridian Technologies, Inc., Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd, Norsk Hydro A/S, and Solikamsk Magnesium Works. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


CONTENTS

I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2
CAGR Disparities Between Historic & Current Data I-3
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. Outlook II-1

2. Industry Insight II-2
Automotive Industry in the Driver's Seat II-2
Automotive Applications: Major Advances II-2
Growing Power of China II-3
China and Russia Engaged in Heavy Dumping of Magnesium Stocks II-3
Secure Customer Base a Must II-3
Rapid Upsurge in Global Magnesium Capacities II-3
Supply-Demand Mismatch - The Budding Issue II-4
Low Cost China Forces Closures on Western Counterparts II-4
Declining Prices Could Backfire II-4
China - Major Player in Global Magnesite Market II-5
Magnesium - The Choice Over Steel II-5
Consumer Awareness Drives Demand for Magnesium as a
Nutritional Supplement II-6
Food Fortification and Supplement Market for Magnesium II-6
Use of Magnesium Die Casting Extends to Notebook and PCs II-6
Technology and Costs Could be Barriers II-7
Emissions: A Cause of Concern II-7
Collective Thinking to Solve Issues II-7
Magnesium Casing - An Overview II-7
Global Magnesium Casing Market (2004): Major Players by Country II-8
Leading Global Electronic Appliance Producers Incorporating
Magnesium Casing by Country II-8
Key Industry Characteristics II-8
High Entry Barriers II-8
Requirement of Intensive Labor II-9
Production Technology for Magnesium Alloy Casing II-9

3. Market Trends II-10
Magnesium Offers Bright Prospects in the Automotive Sector II-10
New Recycling Regulations - A Shot in the Arm for Global
Magnesium Market II-10
Magnesium to Make Lasting Mark in the Handsets Market II-10
Oversupply Situation to Even Out Slowly II-11
Recycling Trend II-11
Automotive Sector Goes for Recycled Magnesium II-11
Magnesium Poised to Expand Penetration in Notebook PC Market II-11
Table 1: Global Magnesium Market (2000-2005(E)): Demand in
US$ Million for Notebook PC Applications (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-12
But Constraints do Exist II-12
Europe Takes on the Mantle of Innovation II-13
Magnesium "Heats Up" to High-Temperature Applications II-13

4. Growth Drivers and Dampers II-14

5. Issues to be Addressed II-15
Production Costs - Key to Lowered Prices II-15
Magnesium "Joining" II-15
Magnesium and the Environment II-15
Quality Does Matter! II-16
A Single Magnesium Die-Cast Structure for Instrument Panel -
Is it Viable? II-16

6. Global Market - The Competitive Dynamics II-17
Global Consumption Overview II-17
Recycled Magnesium - Gaining Ground II-17
The Major Players II-17
The Power Triad II-18
Substitutes II-18
Growth Determinants II-18
Factors Driving Die-Cast Magnesium Use II-18

7. Production Scenario II-19
Table 2: Global Primary Magnesium Market (2006): Annual
Production for China, Canada, Russia, United States, Israel,
Kazakhstan, Brazil, Ukraine, and Serbia & Montenegro in '000
Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 3: Global Primary Magnesium Market (2006): Annual
Production Capacity for China, Canada, Russia, United States,
Israel, Ukraine, Brazil, Kazakhstan, Serbia and Montenegro,
and India (in '000 Metric Tons) (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-19

Table 4: Global Primary Magnesium Market (2004 & 2005): Annual
Production in '000 Metric by Country - China, Canada,Russia,
Israel, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 5: Global Primary Magnesium Market (2005): Percentage
Breakdown of Annual Production by Country - China,Canada,
Russia, Israel, Brazil, Kazakhstan, and Others (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-20

Table 6: Global Magnesium Alloy and Metal Market (2002):
Annual Refined Production in Metric Tons by Country - China,
Canada, Russia, Norway, Israel, USA, Kazakhstan, Brazil,
France, Serbia, and Ukraine (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-21

Table 7: Global Secondary Magnesium Market (2003 & 2004):
Production Capacity in Metric Tons by Country - USA, Japan,
Brazil, and UK (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-21
Production Developments II-22
About Twenty Production Projects in the Pipeline II-22
SAMAG - One of the Lowest Cost Operations II-22

8. Statistics: 2002 Shipments II-23
Table 8: Global Primary Magnesium Market (2001 & 2002):
Shipments in Metric Tons by End-Use Segment - Aluminum
Alloying, Nodular Iron, Desulfurization, Metal Reduction,
Electro-Chemical, Chemical, Die-Casting, Gravity Casting,
Wrought Products and Others (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-23

Table 9: Global Primary Magnesium Market (2002): Shipments in
Metric Tons by Region - USA/Canada, Western Europe,
Asia/Oceania, Latin America, and Africa & Middle East
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 10: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Aluminum
Alloying (2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region -
USA/Canada, Western Europe, Asia/Oceania, Africa & Middle
East, and Latin America (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-24

Table 11: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Nodular Iron
(2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region - Asia /Oceania,
USA/Canada, and Western Europe (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 12: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Desulfurization
(2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region - USA/Canada,
Western Europe, Latin America, Asia /Oceania, and Africa &
Middle East (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-25

Table 13: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Metal Reduction
(2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region - USA/Canada, and
Western Europe II-26

Table 14: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Electro-Chemical
Applications (2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region -
Western Europe, USA/Canada, Asia/Oceania, and Latin America
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 15: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Chemical
Applications (2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region -
Western Europe, USA/Canada, and Asia/Oceania (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-26

Table 16: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Diecasting
(2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region - USA/Canada,
Western Europe, Asia/Oceania, Latin America, and Africa &
Middle East (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-27

Table 17: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Gravity Casting
(2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region - USA/Canada, and
Western Europe II-27

Table 18: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Wrought
Applications (2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region -
USA/Canada, and Western Europe II-27

Table 19: Global Primary Magnesium Market for Miscellaneous
Applications (2002): Shipments in Metric Tons by Region -
Western Europe, Asia/Oceania, USA/Canada, and Latin America
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-28

9. Product Overview II-29
Magnesium II-29
Properties and Characteristics of Magnesium II-29
Occurrence II-30
Table 20: Major Magnesium Sources and Concentrations
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-30

Table 21: Global Magnesium Metal Market: Percentage
Breakdown by Source Type - Dolomite Rock, Sea-Water & Lake
Brines, Magnesite Rock and Carnallite (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-31
Structural Applications of Magnesium II-31
Magnesium Ores - A Brief Study II-32
Dolomite II-32
Physical Features II-32
Occurrence II-32
Calcite Vs Dolomite II-32
Dolomitic Lime II-32
Magnesite II-33
Physical Properties II-33
Olivine II-33
Magnesium Alloys II-34
Superior in Many Ways II-34
Common Elements Used in Magnesium Alloys II-34
Key Magnesium Alloys II-35
Table 22: Physical and Chemical Properties of Magnesium
Casing Material by Alloy Type - AM60 and AZ91 II-35
Magnesium Compounds II-36
Magnesium Compounds and Applications II-36
Magnesium Chloride II-36
Magnesium Sulfate II-37
Magnesium Carbonate II-37
Magnesium Hydroxide II-37
Magnesium Oxide II-37
Major Applications of Magnesium Oxide (MgO) II-37
Magnesium Sheet - A Powerful Material II-39
Extraction Technologies II-39
Production Methods and Raw Materials Used by Key Manufacturers II-40
Thermic Technique II-40
Electrolytic Method II-40
Hydrometallurgy Method II-40

10. Past of the "Metal of Future" II-42
Magnesium in the US II-42
Magnesium Compounds in the US II-43
The Russian Connection II-43

11. Magnesite - A Profile II-44
Magnesium Strong Magnesia in Whirlwind II-44
Table 23: Global Magnesite Market (2002): Annual Production
in '000 Metric Tons by Country - China, Turkey, Russia, North
Korea, Austria, Greece, Slovakia, Australia, India, Brazil,
Spain, Canada, Iran, South Africa, Serbia and Montenegro,
Poland, Colombia, Pakistan, Zimbabwe, and Mexico (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44

Table 24: Global Caustic-Calcined Magnesite Market (2002):
Annual Production in '000 Metric Tons by Country - China,
Spain, Canada, Greece, Russia, Brazil, Oceania/Australia,
Serbia and Montenegro, India, Austria, Italy, Zimbabwe,
Turkey, and South Africa (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45

Table 25: Global Dead-Burned Magnesite Market (2002): Annual
Production in '000 Metric Tons by Country - Russia, China,
North Korea, Slovakia, Turkey, Brazil, India, Austria, Serbia
and Montenegro, Oceania/Australia, Ukraine, Spain, Greece,
Iran, and Poland (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45
Primary Applications II-46
Leading Producing Countries II-46

12. Regulations II-47
Antidumping Duties II-47
EU Enforces Anti-Dumping Tariffs Against Chinese Magnesia Bricks II-47

13. Magnesium in Human Body - The Association II-48
Health Benefits II-48
A Diagnostic Tool II-48
Useful in Treatment Too II-49
Magnesium Can Combat Cerebral Palsy II-50
Magnesium for Neuropathic Pain II-50
Effective Against Nickel-Induced Carcinogenesis II-50
Prevents Coronary Spasm in Patients Suffering from
Vasopsastic Angina II-50
The Mechanism II-51
Magnesium Sulfate Reduces the Risk of Eclampsia II-51
As Early Indicator of Diabetes II-51
Magnesium in Diabetics Treatment II-51
A Common Ingredient in Homeopathy II-52
Naturopathy Recommends Magnesium Too II-52
Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) II-52
Table 26: RDI for Magnesium, Worldwide II-53
US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for Magnesium II-53
Deficiency's Harmful II-53
Sources of Magnesium Mineral II-53
Diet is not Sufficient to Supplement Magnesium II-54
Magnesium Supplements II-54

14. Aluminum - The Challenger and the Promoter II-55
Aluminum - An Overview II-55
Aluminum and the Auto Sector II-55
Magnesium in Aluminum Alloy II-56
The Largest End-Use for Magnesium II-56
Applications II-56

15. End-Use Market Study II-57
A.The Automotive Industry II-57
Fueling Growth for Magnesium II-57
Magnesium "Races" Ahead II-58
Why Magnesium? II-58
Potential Areas of Application II-58
The Body II-58
The Powertrain II-59
The Chassis II-59
Issues with Magnesium Use - How Serious? II-59
Physical Properties II-59
Pricing II-59
Capital Investment II-60
Safety II-60
Energy Savings II-60
The Auto Sector's Initiatives II-60
Wagon's Development Work with Magnesium II-61
Specialty Vehicles II-61
The Structural Cast Magnesium Development Project II-61
The Objectives II-62
The Participants II-62
The Benefits II-62
Co-Operation - Need of the Hour II-63
Time Ripe for Partnerships II-63
Auto Sector Takes Matters into its Hands II-64
Outlook II-64
B.Aerospace and Defense II-64
In Aerospace II-64
Military Applications II-65
C.Agriculture II-65
Animal Feed II-65
Fertilizers II-65
D.Chemical Industry II-66
Chemicals Production II-66
Chemical Reduction II-66
Reducing Agent for Titanium II-66
E.Construction II-66
F.Cosmetics II-67
G.Castings II-67
Die-Castings II-67
Environmentally Safe II-68
Surface Treating Magnesium Die-Castings II-68
Magnesium - A Threat to Aluminum Die Casts II-68
Comparative Analysis of Design Parameters II-68
Barriers to Market Development II-68
The Future II-69
Permanent Mold II-69
Sand-Casting II-70
H.Electrochemical II-70
Cathodic Protection II-70
Seawater Batteries II-70
I.Environment II-70
Waste and Water Treatment II-70
Magnesium Chloride and Dust Control II-70
Advantages II-71
Safer II-71
Cleaner Air II-71
Lesser Maintenance II-71
Crop Protection II-71
J.Flame Retardants II-71
K.Information & Communications Technologies II-71
L.Iron and Steel II-72
Iron and Steel Desulfurization II-72
Refractories II-73
Magnesium in Ductile Iron Production II-73
M.Magnesium Metal and Alloys II-73
Wrought Products Extrusion II-73
N.Pharmaceuticals II-74
Magnesium Oxide (MgO) II-74
Magnesium Carbonate (MgCO3) II-74
Magnesium Trisilicate II-74
Magnesium Hydroxide II-74
O. Power Generation II-74
P. Rubber, Plastics and Adhesives II-74
Q. Paper and Pulp II-75
R. Others II-75
Printing Industry II-75
Crucibles II-75
Flux II-75
Abrasives II-75
Glass II-76
Electronic Devices II-76
Miscellaneous II-76

16. Profiles of World's Largest Magnesium Consumers II-77
General Motors Corp. (USA) II-77
Business Profile II-77
Ford Motor Co. (USA) II-77
Business Profile II-77
Operations II-78

17. Technological Developments II-79
Magnesium Extends into Fastening Applications II-79
Thixomolding - A New Wave in the Magnesium Industry II-79
Magnesium Could Replace Lithium in Batteries II-80
Technology Applications Group Receives Contract Related to
Tagnite II-80
Superconducting Properties of Magnesium Diboride II-80
Energy Conversion Devices Uses Magnesium Powder in Fuel Cell II-81
Keronite's New Surface Treatment II-81
Superconducting Tape Production Uses Magnesium Oxide II-81
A New Multiporous Ceramic Material Developed II-81
Sumitomo Succeeds in Rolling Magnesium into Sheet II-82
Environmentally Friendly Battery Developed II-82
"Thixomag" Process Developed II-83
New Process for Casting Magnesium Uses Calcium II-83
Universitat Wurzburg Researchers Develop a New LED II-83
A New Casting Process II-83
Brochot Develops New Casting Wheel II-84
Ford-Sponsored Research II-84
Research for Alternative Materials for SF6 II-84
Osaka Gas Uses Magnesium Metal in Polysilane Production II-84
Golden Triangle Develops a New Electrolysis System II-85

18. Product Introductions/Innovations II-86
Armeco Products Launch Specialty Catalytic Converter II-86
Magnesium Elektron Launches New Magnesium Etching Oil Additive II-86
Dead Sea Magnesium Develops MRI 15X II-86
Magnesium Elektron Develops High-Performance Alloys II-87
Sodick Plustech Introduces New Magnesium Injection Molding
Machine II-87
Husky Injection Molding Systems Introduces New Magnesium
Molding Press II-87
Superconductive Components Develops MgB2 Superconductors II-87
Olympus America Launches Magnesium and Iron Reagents II-88
Spectrulite Consortium Receives Approval for its Recycled
Magnesium II-88
General Motors Develops ACX Alloys II-88
Kunming Xishan Receives Approval for Powder Magnesium Sulfate
Monohydrate II-89
Noranda Develops Magnesium Alloys II-89
Honda Motor Creates a Creep-Resistant Magnesium Alloy II-90
Krosaki Harima Develops a New Refractory Product II-90
Toyohashi Technology & Science University Develops New Water-
Resistant Magnesium-Nickel Alloy II-91
New York Headache Center Bags Patent Protection for Magnesium
-based Treatment II-91

19. Recent Industry Activity II-92
SKW Metallurgie Takes Over ESM Group II-92
Albemarle Steps Up Flame Retardant Capacity II-92
MMPP Salyut Initiates Magnesium Alloy Plant Construction II-92
China Direct Acquires Stake in New Joint Venture Magnesium
Facility II-92
Rusal Magnesium Acquires Stake in Solikamsk Magnesium II-93
Norsk Hydro Shutters Magnesium Facility II-93
China Direct Secures Majority Interest in CDI Magnesium II-93
Nikochem Establishes New Magnesium Chloride Flakes Plant II-93
China Direct Acquires Chang Magnesium II-93
Nikokhim Commences New Magnesium Chloride Production Facility II-94
Iming Acquires Two Magnesite Mines II-94
Magnezit Group Invests in Magnesite Deposits II-94
Opta Minerals Expands Magnesium Business II-94
Volkswagen Approves Quay Magnesium II-94
MENA Manufactures Magnesium Sunshade for EKV/GMD II-94
Magnesite Group Enters Caustic Magnesite Production II-95
Lunt Manufacturing Conducts Pilot Test for Cover Gases II-95
AML Establishes Electroplating Plant in Europe II-95
Tonsberg Magnesium Group Acquires Morelia II-95
Magnesium International Enters Agreement for Magnesium Roll
Sheet Production II-95
Magnesite Group Develops Goluboye Field II-96
Tadir-Gan Takes Over Ortal II-96
Spartan Acquires Interment's Plant II-96
Advanced Magnesium Forms an Alliance with Pou Yuen II-96
Keronite Forms Partnership with Thixomat II-96
AMT Forms Alliance with Chicago White Metal II-97
Meridian Forms a Joint Venture with BoAo Magnesium II-97
Norsk, Teksid Divest Stake in Meridian II-97
Hydro Quits Magnesium Business II-97
Magnesium International and EMAG Inks Agreement with El Nasr
Mining II-97
TMG International Acquires Zitzmann Druckguss II-97
Magnezit Develops Krasnoyarsk Magnesite Mine II-98
POSCO Builds New Magnesium Sheet Plant II-98
Advanced Magnesium Collaborates with Walmec II-98
CFI Holdings Acquires Hitchcock Industries II-98
CFI Holdings Acquires Watkins Pattern II-98
RHI and Jinding Magnesite Group Set up Joint Venture in China II-98
Timminco Plans to Enter into Mexican Magnesium Market II-99
HKGWTD Acquires Magnesite/Talc Mines II-99
Norsk Hydro to Close Magnesium-Casting Facility in Norway II-99
Henan Princess Steps Up Magnesium Production II-99
Nikko Mining Raises Magnesium Alloy Production Capacity II-99
Russian Aluminum Acquires Stake in Solikamsk Magnesium Plant II-100
MAN Ferrostaal Wins Contract to Establish New Magnesium Facility II-100
Compass Minerals Proposes Magnesium Chloride Capacity Expansion II-100
Meridian Technologies Opens New Magnesium Products Facility in
China II-100
Silitech to Foray into Magnesium Casing Sector II-101
Everskill to Enter into Magnesium Alloy Sector II-101
Advanced Magnesium Alloys Acquires Xstrata Magnesium II-101
Magnesium Elektron Purchases Magnesium Assets from Spectrulite
Consortium II-101
Amcan Consolidated Technologies Joins with Honsel II-101
KH Vatec Expands Customer Base for Magnesium Casing Modules II-101
AMC Halts Prestigious Stanwell Project II-101
Noranda Closes Magnola Plant II-102
Cassiar Resources Adopts New Name II-102
Jaguar Nickel Acquires Minera Mayamerica II-102
Rambora Technologies Acquires Magnesium Investments II-102
U.S. Magnesium Acquires Magnesium Corp. of America II-102
Leader Mining in Technology Transfer Deal II-102
CAST and AMC Enter into R&D Alliance II-102
MagAlloy and Stinnes Sign Marketing Agreement II-103
Magnesium Elektron Bags Three Long-Term Recycling Contracts II-103
Shanxi Jishan Huayu Establishes New Export-Oriented Magnesium
Plant II-103
Hydro Magnesium Starts New Plant in China II-103
Magnesium Elektron Starts a New Plant in Czech Republic II-104
Minhe Magnesium Reduces Output II-104
AMC Continues Production at Magnesia Project II-104
Magnesium International Gains Total Interest in SAMAG II-104
Xstrata Magnesium Acquires General Motors Facility II-104
Verkhnyaya Salda Increases Stake in Avisma II-104
Premier Chemicals Acquires Magnesium Chemicals Business of
Cookson Group II-104
Rossborough Acquires Remacor II-105
Magnesium Alloy Signs MoU with Siemens Power Transmission &
Distribution II-105
Mt Grace Resources and Frank & Schulte Sign a Deal II-105
Xstrata Magnesium Offers Construction Contract to Graycor II-105
Norsk Hydro Magnesium Casts First Magnesium Metal at New
Chinese Foundry II-105
Minhe Magnesium Plant Begins Operations at Metal Magnesium
Continuous Refining Furnace II-105
SAMAG in Agreement with the Government of South Australia II-105
ThyssenKrupp Stahl Establishes Company for Magnesium Sheet II-106
Cassiar Magnesium Changes Name II-106
SAMAG Gets Environmental Approval for Magnesium Plant II-106
CASSIAR Begins Production of Magnesium Fibers II-106
Spectrulite Consortium Receives Approval for its Recycled
Magnesium II-106
SAMAG Acquires Magnesite Deposits II-106
Unimin Acquires Normandy's Mining Operations II-107
Globex Mining Purchases Deloro Deposit II-107
Chesbar Resources Acquires Minera Mayamerica II-107
SSMG Acquires Comag Continental Mining Industry & Trade Company II-107
Israel Chemicals Raises Stake in Dead Sea Periclase II-107
SQM Salar and Chemetall's Chilean Subsidiary Enter into Joint
Venture II-107
Mt. Grace Resources Enter into an Agreement with Council of
Minerals Technology II-107
Australian Magnesium Allies with VAW Aluminum II-108
Henkel and Magnesium Technology Sign a Deal II-108
Applied Chemical Magnesias Completes 75% of Phase I of its
Brucite Facility II-108
TMG Constructs Magnesium Hydroxide Plant in Japan II-108
Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works Commissions Magnesia-
Dolomite Refractories Plant II-108
Meridian Technologies Announces New Production Facility and
Technology Center II-108
Solikamsk Receives Approval for Magnesium Plant II-109
Catcher Technology Establishes New Facility II-109
Nippon Kinzoku Constructs Magnesium Recycling Plant II-109
Producers and Marketing Enterprises Establish Huaxia (China)
Magnesium Products Export Group II-109
Magnesite Producing Companies Form Magnesite Export Group in
China II-109
Rohm & Haas Completes Phase I Expansion for MgO and Mg (OH)2 II-110
Premier Services Increases Magnesia Capacity II-110
Tongxiang Magnesium Cuts Production II-110
Noranda Begins Production at Danville II-110
Grecian Magnesite's Globalization Program II-110
Queensland Metals Changes Name II-110
Cassiar Mines & Metals Changes Name to Cassiar Magnesium II-110
Paul Zitzmann Sells Magnesium Alloy Die-Casting Business II-110

20. Focus on Select Global Players II-111
Advanced Magnesium Limited (Australia) II-111
Avisma (Russia) II-111
Israel Chemicals Ltd. (Israel) II-111
Lunt Manufacturing Co., Inc. (USA) II-112
Luxfer Group (UK) II-112
Magnesium Elektron North America Inc. II-112 Magnesium
International Ltd. (Australia) II-113
Meridian Technologies, Inc. (Canada) II-113
Nippon Kinzoku Co., Ltd (Japan) II-113
Norsk Hydro A/S (Norway) II-114
Hydro Magnesium SA (Belgium) II-114
Solikamsk Magnesium Works (Russia) II-114

21. Global Market Perspective II-115
Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-115

Table 28: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Metric Tons for
Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-116

Table 29: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-117

Table 30: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 1991, 1997,
2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-118

Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Aluminum Alloys by Geographic Region -
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-119

Table 32: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Aluminum Alloys by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-120

Table 33: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Aluminum Alloys by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-121

Table 34: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Aluminum Alloys by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-122

Table 35: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Castings by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 36: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Castings by End-Use Segment - Die
Castings, Permanent Mold Castings and Sand Castings
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-123

Table 37: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in Metric
Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 38: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Castings by End-Use Segment - Die Castings, Permanent Mold
Castings and Sand Castings Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-124

Table 39: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 40: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Castings by End-Use Segment - Die Castings, Permanent Mold
Castings and Sand Castings Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-125

Table 41: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for Years 1991,
1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-126

Table 42: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Castings by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume
Sales for Die Castings, Permanent Mold Castings and Sand
Castings for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-127

Table 43: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Die Castings by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-128

Table 44: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Die Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-129

Table 45: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in Die
Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-130

Table 46: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Die Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-131

Table 47: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Permanent Mold Castings by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-132

Table 48: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Permanent Mold Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-133

Table 49: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Permanent Mold Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-134

Table 50: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Permanent Mold Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-135

Table 51: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Sand Castings by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-136

Table 52: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Sand Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-137

Table 53: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in Sand
Castings by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-138

Table 54: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Sand Castings by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-139

Table 55: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Iron & Steel Desulfurization by
Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-140

Table 56: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Iron & Steel Desulfurization by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-141

Table 57: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in Iron
& Steel Desulfurization by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-142

Table 58: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Iron & Steel Desulfurization by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-143

Table 59: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Wrought Products by Geographic Region -
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-144

Table 60: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Wrought Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 61: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Wrought Products by End-Use Segment -
Extrusion Wrought Products and Other Wrought Products
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric
Tons for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-145

Table 62: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Wrought Products by End-Use Segment - Extrusion Wrought
Products and Other Wrought Products Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 63: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Wrought Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-146

Table 64: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Wrought Products by End-Use Segment - Extrusion Wrought
Products and Other Wrought Products Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991
through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 65: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Wrought Products by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown
of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-147

Table 66: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Wrought Products by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for Extrusion Wrought Products and Other Wrought
Products for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 II-148

Table 67: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Extrusion Wrought Products by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-149

Table 68: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Extrusion Wrought Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-150

Table 69: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Extrusion Wrought Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-151

Table 70: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Extrusion Wrought Products by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 1991,1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-152

Table 71: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Other Wrought Products by Geographic
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding
Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years
2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-153

Table 72: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Other Wrought Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East,
and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales in Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-154

Table 73: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in Other
Wrought Products by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-155

Table 74: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Other Wrought Products by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-156

Table 75: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Reducing Agents by Geographic Region -
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-157

Table 76: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Reducing Agents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-158

Table 77: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Reducing Agents by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-159

Table 78: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Reducing Agents by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America Markets for
Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-160

Table 79: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Cathodic Protection by Geographic Region
- USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan),
Middle East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001
through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-161

Table 80: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Cathodic Protection by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales in
Metric Tons for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-162

Table 81: World Historic Review for Primary Magnesium in
Cathodic Protection by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin
America Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in Metric Tons for Years 1991 through 2000 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-163

Table 82: World 20-Year Perspective for Primary Magnesium in
Cathodic Protection by Geographic Region - Percentage
Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle East, and Latin America
Markets for Years 1991, 1997, 2007 & 2010 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-164

Table 83: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for
Primary Magnesium in Chemicals by Geographic Region - USA,
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Middle
East, and Latin America Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in Metric Tons for Years 2001 through
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-165

Table 84: World Long-Term Projections for Primary Magnesium in
Chemicals by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific

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