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World Zirconium Market

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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Zirconium in Thousands of Metric Tons.The specific end-use segments analyzed are Ceramics, Refractories, Foundry, TV Glass, and Others. The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of World. 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 78 companies including many key and niche players worldwide such as Alkane Resources Ltd., Allegheny Technologies, Inc.,Wah Chang, Anglo American Plc, Namakwa Sands Ltd, China Zirconium, Astron Ltd., Astron Advanced Materials Ltd., Australian Zircon NL, Bemax Resources Limited, E.I DuPont, Foskor Ltd., Iluka Resources Limited, Exxaro Resources Ltd., Luxfer Group, Neo Material Technologies Inc., Rio Tinto Plc, Richards Bay Minerals, and Tosoh. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are mostly extracted from URL research and reported select online sources.


ZIRCONIUM MCP-1133 
A GLOBAL STRATEGIC BUSINESS REPORT 


CONTENTS 


I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY & PRODUCT DEFINITIONS 
Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1 
Disclaimers I-2 
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level I-2 
Quantitative Techniques & Analytics I-3 
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3 
Ceramics I-3 
Refractories I-3 
Foundry I-4 
TV Glass I-4 
Others I-4 

II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 

1. Global Market Overview II-1 
Outlook and Trends II-1 
Strong Chinese Demand and Restricted Supply Lead to Soaring 
Prices II-1 
Oversupply in Titanium Feedstock Curtails Zircon Sand Output II-2 
Zirconium Dioxide Market Expands as New Uses Surface II-2 
Market Structure II-3 
Table 1: World Zircon Production by Companies (2006 E): 
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share for Iluka, RBM, Ticor, 
Namakwa, DuPont and Others (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-3 
Pricing Scenario II-3 
World Mine Production, Reserves and Reserve Base II-4 
Table 2: World Zirconium Mine Production by Geographic Region 
(2004 & 2005): Percentage Breakdown of Volume Production for 
Australia, South Africa, Ukraine, Brazil, India, China and 
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 

Table 3: World Zirconium Mine Production by Geographic Region 
(2000- 2005 E) in Thousand Metric Tons for Australia, South 
Africa, Ukraine, Brazil, India, China and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4 

Table 4: World Reserves & Reserve Base (2005) in Million 
Metric Tons for South Africa, Australia, Ukraine, United 
States, India, China, Brazil, and Others (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-5 
Production II-5 
Table 5: Leading Zircon Producers Worldwide: Percentage 
Share Breakdown by Region/Country for 2005 (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6 
Leading Producers of Zircon In Terms of Production Capacity 
for 2005 II-6 
Table 6: World Production of Zirconium Mineral Concentrates 
(in Metric Tons) for Australia, South Africa, Ukraine, 
Brazil, India, China, Russia, Malaysia, Indonesia and 
Thailand: Historic Data for 2000 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-6 
Leading Producers II-7 
Australia II-7 
Table 7: Leading Zircon Producers in Australia: Iluka, 
Tiwest, CRL, CSL, Mineral Deposits Ltd, Currumbin Minerals 
Pty Ltd, Historic Data for 2001 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-7 
South Africa II-7 

2. Product Overview II-8 
Historical Review II-8 
Properties II-8 
Sources II-9 
Zircon II-9 
Grades of Zircon II-10 
Baddeleyite/Zirconia II-10 
Manufacturing Process II-10 
Steps Involved in Kroll Process II-11 
End-Use Applications: A Review II-11 
Zirconium Consumption II-12 
Fused Zirconia II-12 
Unstabilized Zirconia II-12 
Fully Stabilized Zirconia II-13 
Partially Stabilized Zirconia II-13 
Zirconium Metal II-13 
Zirconium Powder II-13 
Zirconium Sponge II-13 
Zirconium Crystal bar II-13 
Zirconium Chemicals II-13 
Zirconium Alloys II-15 
Zirconium Tungstate II-15 
Partially Stabilized Zirconia II-15 
ZAG Compounds II-15 
A Note on Hafnium and Titanium II-15 
Hafnium II-15 
Titanium II-15 

3. End-Use Analysis II-16 
Ceramics - The Major End-User II-16 
Zirconia Ceramic II-16 
Refractories II-16 
Foundries II-16 
TV Glass II-16 
Other Applications II-16 
Applications of Other Zirconium Compounds II-17 
Application in Nuclear Reactors II-17 
Application in Electronics Industry II-17 
Application in Chemical and Electrochemical Industry II-17 
Usage of Zirconium Reactor Vessels in Manufacture of Urea 
Fertilizer II-17 
Zirconium's Reaction in Sulfuric Acid II-17 

4. Recent Industry Activity II-18 
Astron Limited Enters into an Agreement with Yingkou Coastal 
Industrial Base to Build a Chemical Plant II-18 
Tosoh Corp to Augment Zeolite and Zirconia Powder Output II-18 
Iluka Resources Enters into an Agreement with Far West Coast 
Native Title Group II-18 
Hop Long Investment and Trading JSC Commences Titanium Zircon 
Mining II-18 
TVEL to Increase Output of Zirconium and Other Metals II-18 
PPG Industries Introduces a Zircobond, a New Pretreatment 
Technology II-18 
Westinghouse Electric to Restructure Blairsville Facility II-19 
Titanium Corp's Plans to Improve Mineral Processing are in 
Progress II-19 
Tosoh Corp to Build a High Silica Zeolite Plant and a Zirconia 
Powder Plant II-19 
Bao Tai Group and State Nuclear Power Technology Company 
Commissions State Nuclear Precious Titanium and Zirconium 
Shareholding Company II-19 
Astra Tech Launches Atlantis(R) Abutment in Zirconia II-20 
Australian Zircon to Expand Production at Mindire Zircon Mine II-20 
Iluka Resources Reports a Fall in Zircon Production II-20 
Gunson Resources Ltd Enters into a MoU with CITEC II-20 
Guangdong Orient Zirconic to Construct a A1-Y Zirconia Powder 
Composites Project II-20 
China Zirconium to Commission a Zircon Mine II-21 
Gunson Resources Enters into an Agreement with CTIEC II-21 
Diatreme Resources Ltd Discovers Zircon and Leucoxene in 
Cyclone HM Prospect II-21 
Olympia Resources Buys a Zircon Concentrate and Gold 
Processing Plant in Australia II-21 
Astron Ltd to Divest its Zirconia Materials Business II-21 
Bhalla Chemical Works Launches Two New Grades of Zirconia II-21 
Industrie Bitossi Launches a New Milling Facility in China II-21 
Jiangxi Jingan Hi-Tech Company to Construct a Zirconium 
Oxychloride Plant in China II-22 
Asia Zirconium Enters into an Agreement with Jiangsu Binhai 
Economic Development Zone Chemical Industry Garden II-22 
Ukraine to Build a Metallic Zirconium and Alloys Plant II-22 
Rosspetssplav to Develop a Raw Material Base at Tara 
Zirconium-Ilmenite Deposit II-22 
Tioline Completes Phase-I Construction of the Mining and 
Concentrating Complex II-22 
Ganzhou Jinghuan Rare Earth New Material Co Receives Approval 
to Build a Rare Earth Zirconium Plant II-22 
Westinghouse Electric Co. Entered into a Contract with the 
Government of China II-23 
Alkane Exploration Changes Name to Alkane Resources II-23 
Asia Zirconium Limited Changes Name to China Zirconium Limited II-23 
Kumba Resources Changes Name to Exxaro Resources II-23 
National Titanium Dioxide Company Announces Acquisition of 
Millennium Inorganic Chemicals II-23 
Altair Nanotechnologies Inks Agreement with Sulzer Metco II-23 
Klyuchevsky to Invest in Zirconium Placer II-23 
Tioline to Invest in Titanium-Zirconium Deposit II-23 
Rename of AMR Technologies II-24 
Smith & Nephew Launches Knee System Using Oxidized Zirconium 
Alloy II-24 
Kumba Resources Acquires Ticor SA II-24 
Astron Plans to Expand Monoclinic Zirconias Capacity II-24 
KNFC to Construct Zirconium Tube Plant II-24 
Anglo American Approves Expansion of Namakwa Sands Facilities II-24 
Astron Acquires Zirtanium's Zircon Deposits II-24 
Iluka to Invest A$43 Million in Gingin II-25 
NFC to Commence Zirconium Plant II-25 
Douglas Project Contract Awarded to Roche by Iluka II-25 
Iluka to Invest A$270 Million in Murray Basin II-25 
Alkane Exploration Ltd in a Joint Venture with Astron Limited II-25 
DuPont's Titanium Technologies and BeMax Sign Agreement II-25 
Kenmare Resources Signs Sales Contracts for Zircon II-26 
Krasnyj Vyborzhets Inks Contract with Thyssen Duro Metall II-26 
Indian Rare Earths to Increase Zircon Capacity II-26 
Astron Mining Increases Fused Zirconium Capacity II-26 
Shandong Shuguang Sets Up Production Line II-26 
Millennium Chemicals Starts a New Zirconia Manufacturing Plant II-26 
Shanghai Zhenrong Chemical Industrial Forms Joint Venture with 
Saint Gobain II-26 
Cotter Teams up with CMS Energy II-27 
Altair and CMS Sign Joint Agreement II-27 
Tosoh to Double Capacity at Nanyo, Japan II-27 
Jiangzi Anyi County Establishes New Zirconium Oxychloride Unit II-27 
Tekhnotsentr to Develop Zirconium-Titanium Deposit in 
Stavropol Region II-27 
Jiangxi Jing'an Science & Technology Establishes Zirconium 
Oxide Production Line II-27 
Millennium Acquires Hanwha Chemical's Zirconia Business II-27 
Nippon Denko Expands Zirconium Oxide Capacity II-28 
NFC Produces 200,000 Zircalloy-Clad Natural Uranium Oxide Fuel 
Bundles II-28 

5. Technological Developments II-29 
Zirconium Oxygen Sensors II-29 
Air/Fuel Sensor II-29 
Zirconium-Ceramic II-29 
Flap Discs II-29 
Zirconia-Based Phases for Ion-Exchange Chromatography II-29 

6. Focus on Select Players II-30 
Alkane Resources Ltd. (Australia) II-30 
Allegheny Technologies, Inc. (USA) II-30 
Wah Chang (USA) II-30 
Anglo American Plc (UK) II-31 
Namakwa Sands Ltd (South Africa) II-31 
China Zirconium (China) II-31 
Astron Ltd (Australia) II-31 
Astron Advanced Materials Ltd (China) II-32 
Australian Zircon NL (Australia) II-32 
Bemax Resources Limited (Australia) II-32 
E.I DuPont (USA) II-32 
Foskor Ltd. (South Africa) II-33 
Iluka Resources Limited (Australia) II-33 
Exxaro Resources Ltd (South Africa) II-33 
Luxfer Group (USA) II-33 
Neo Material Technologies Inc (Canada) II-34 
Rio Tinto Plc (UK) II-34 
Richards Bay Minerals (South Africa) II-34 
Tosoh (Japan) II-34 

7. Global Market Perspective II-35 
Table 8: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 2001 
through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-35 

Table 9: World Long term Projections for Zirconium by 
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-36 

Table 10: World Historic Review for Zirconium by Geographic 
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the years 1991 through 2000 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-37 

Table 11: World 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
and Rest of World Markets for the years 1991, 1997, 2007 and 
2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-38 

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium Consumption in Ceramics by Geographic Region - USA, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-39 

Table 13: World Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
Consumption in Ceramics by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 
2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-40 

Table 14: World Historic Review for Zirconium Consumption in 
Ceramics by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-41 

Table 15: World 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium Consumption 
in Ceramics by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-42 

Table 16: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium Consumption in Refractories by Geographic Region - 
USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), 
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual 
Sales for the years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-43 

Table 17: World Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
Consumption in Refractories by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 
2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-44 

Table 18: World Historic Review for Zirconium Consumption in 
Refractories by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 
1991 through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-45 

Table 19: World 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium Consumption 
in Refractories by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-46 

Table 20: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium Consumption in Foundries by Geographic Region - USA, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-47 

Table 21: World Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
Consumption in Foundries by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 
2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-48 

Table 22: World Historic Review for Zirconium Consumption in 
Foundries by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-49 

Table 23: World 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium Consumption 
in Foundries by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-50 

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium Consumption in TV Glass by Geographic Region - USA, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-51 

Table 25: World Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
Consumption in TV Glass by Geographic Region - US, Canada, 
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of 
World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 
2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-52 

Table 26: World Historic Review for Zirconium Consumption in 
TV Glass by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-53 

Table 27: World 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium Consumption 
in TV Glass by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific 
(excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-54 

Table 28: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium Consumption in Other Applications by Geographic 
Region - USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding 
Japan), and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-55 

Table 29: World Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
Consumption in Other Applications by Geographic Region - US, 
Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and 
Rest of World Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-56 

Table 30: World Historic Review for Zirconium Consumption in 
Other Applications by Geographic Region - USA, Canada, Japan, 
Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World 
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 
1991 through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-57 

Table 31: World 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium Consumption 
in Other Applications by Geographic Region - Percentage 
Breakdown of Volume Sales for USA, Canada, Japan, Europe, 
Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), and Rest of World Markets for 
the years 1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) II-58 

III. MARKET 

1. The United States III-1 
A.Market Analysis III-1 
Outlook III-1 
Production III-1 
Table 32: US Production of Milled Zircon and Zirconium 
Oxide (2000-2004) (Volume in Metric Tons) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-1 
Prices III-2 
Table 33: US Zircon (ZrO2) (2000 - 2005 E) Prices (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 
Imports/Exports Scenario III-2 
Table 34: Import Sources of Unwrought Zirconium by Country: 
2005 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 

Table 35: US Imports of Zirconium ores and concentrates 
(2001-2004) Percentage Breakdown for Australia, South 
Africa and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-2 

Table 36: US Imports of Zirconium, Unwrought Including 
Powder (2002-2003) Percentage Breakdown for Germany, China, 
Japan and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 
Table 37: US Zircon (ZrO2) Imports (2001 - 2005 E) in 
Metric tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 
Table 38: US Zircon (ZrO2) Exports (2000 - 2005 E) in 
Metric tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-3 

Table 39: US Zirconium Exports by Class (2004 & 2005) in 
Metric tons III-4 

Table 40: Imports for Consumption of Zirconium by Class 
(2004 & 2005) in Metric Tons III-4 
Key Players III-4 
Allegheny Technologies, Inc. III-4 
Wah Chang III-5 
E.I Dupont III-5 
Luxfer Group III-5 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-6 
B.Market Analytics III-7 
Table 41: US Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware 
and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and 
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-7 

Table 42: US Long-Term Projections for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 2011 
through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-8 

Table 43: US Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-8 

Table 44: US 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Ceramics 
(Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-9 

2. Canada III-10 
A.Market Analysis III-10 
Outlook III-10 
Key Player III-10 
Neo Material Technologies Inc III-10 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-10 
B.Market Analytics III-11 
Table 45: Canadian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, 
Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV 
Glass and Other Applications Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

Table 46: Canadian Long-Term Projections for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-11 

Table 47: Canadian Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-12 

Table 48: Canadian 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-12 

3. Japan III-13 
A.Market Analysis III-13 
Outlook III-13 
Key Player III-13 
Tosoh Corporation III-13 
Historic Strategic Developments III-13 
B.Market Analytics III-14 
Table 49: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, 
Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV 
Glass and Other Applications Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14 

Table 50: Japanese Long-Term Projections for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15 

Table 51: Japanese Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-15 

Table 52: Japanese 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-16 

4. Europe III-17 
A.Market Analysis III-17 
Outlook III-17 
Major Consumers III-17 
B.Market Analytics III-17 
Table 53: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Zirconium by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, 
UK and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17 

Table 54: European Long-term Projections for Zirconium by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of 
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for 
the years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 

Table 55: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis 
for Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, 
Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV 
Glass and Other Applications Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-18 

Table 56: European Long-term Projections for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of 
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for 
the years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 57: European Historic Review for Zirconium by 
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of 
Europe Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for 
the years 1991 through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19 

Table 58: European Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 59: European 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
France, Germany, Italy, UK and Rest of Europe Markets for 
the years 1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-20 

Table 60: European 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the Years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-21 

4a. France III-22 
Market Analysis III-22 
Table 61: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware 
and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and 
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22 

Table 62: French Long-term Projections for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 63: French Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-23 

Table 64: French 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the Years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-24 

4b. Germany III-25 
Market Analysis III-25 
Table 65: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware 
and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and 
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-25 

Table 66: German Long-term Projections for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26 

Table 67: German Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-26 

Table 68: German 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the Years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-27 

4c. Italy III-28 
Market Analysis III-28 
Table 69: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware 
and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and 
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-28 

Table 70: Italian Long-term Projections for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 71: Italian Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-29 

Table 72: Italian 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-30 

4d. The United Kingdom III-31 
A.Market Analysis III-31 
Outlook III-31 
Key Players III-31 
Anglo American Plc III-31 
Rio Tinto III-31 
Historic Strategic Development III-31 
B.Market Analytics III-32 
Table 73: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware 
and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and 
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32 

Table 74: UK Long-term Projections for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Salesfor the Years 2011 
through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-32 

Table 75: UK Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-33 

Table 76: UK 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for Ceramics 
(Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the Years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-33 

4e. Rest of Europe III-34 
A.Market Analysis III-34 
Outlook III-34 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-34 
B.Market Analytics III-35 
Table 77: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, 
Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV 
Glass and Other Applications Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35 

Table 78: Rest of Europe Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
by End-UseSegment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 79: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 1991 through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-36 

Table 80: Rest of Europe 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium 
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for 
the Years 1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-37 

5. Asia-Pacific III-38 
A.Market Analysis III-38 
Outlook III-38 
Australia - A Major Producer III-38 
B.Market Analytics III-38 
Table 81: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Zirconium by Geographic Region - China and Rest 
of Asia-Pacific Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual 
Sales for the years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric 
Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-38 

Table 82: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
by Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific 
Markets Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 
2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 83: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Zirconium by 
Geographic Region - China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-39 

Table 84: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
China and Rest of Asia-Pacific Markets for the years 1991, 
1997, 2007 and 2010 III-40 

Table 85: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, 
Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV 
Glass and Other Applications Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 86: Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41 

Table 87: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 1991 through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42 

Table 88: Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales for 
Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, 
Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for the Years 
1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-42 

5a. China III-43 
A.Market Analysis III-43 
Outlook III-43 
Trends III-43 
Table 89: China Zirconium Production in Tons: 1997- 2004 
-By Volume and Value (Thousand, US$) (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-44 
Focus on Key Players III-47 
China Zirconium Limited III-47 
Astron Advanced Materials Ltd III-47 
B.Market Analytics III-48 
Table 90: Chinese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware 
and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and 
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48 

Table 91: Chinese Long-term Projections for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48 

Table 92: Chinese Historic Review for Zirconium by End-Use 
Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications 
Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the Years 1991 
through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-49 

Table 93: Volume Sales for Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications for the Years 1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-49 

5b. Rest of Asia-Pacific III-50 
A.Market Analysis III-50 
Outlook III-50 
Key Players III-50 
Alkane Resources Ltd. (Australia) III-50 
Astron Ltd (Australia) III-50 
Australian Zircon NL (Australia) III-50 
Bemax Resources Limited (Australia) III-50 
Iluka Resources Limited (Australia) III-51 
Strategic Corporate Developments III-51 
B.Market Analytics III-54 
Table 94: Rest of Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, 
Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV 
Glass and Other Applications Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
Metric Tons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54 

Table 95: Rest of Asia-Pacific Long-term Projections for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware 
and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and 
Other Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales 
for the Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55 

Table 96: Rest of Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Zirconium 
by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 1991 through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-55 

Table 97: Rest of Asia-Pacific 20-Year Perspective for 
Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of 
Volume Sales for Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications for the Years 1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56 

6. Rest of World III-57 
A.Market Analysis III-57 
Outlook III-57 
South Africa III-57 
Key Players III-57 
Foskor Ltd (South Africa). III-57 
Exxaro Resources Ltd (South Africa) III-57 
Namakwa Sands Ltd (South Africa) III-58 
Richards Bay Minerals (South Africa) III-58 
B.Market Analytics III-58 
Table 98: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future 
Analysis for Zirconium by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, 
Tableware and Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV 
Glass and Other Applications Independently Analyzed by 
Annual Sales for the Years 2001 through 2010 in Thousand 
MetricTons (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-58 

Table 99: Rest of World Long-term Projections for Zirconium 
by End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Salesfor the 
Years 2011 through 2015 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59 

Table 100: Rest of World Historic Review for Zirconium by 
End-Use Segment - Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and 
Sanitaryware), Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other 
Applications Independently Analyzed by Annual Sales for the 
Years 1991 through 2000 in Thousand Metric Tons (includes 
correspondingGraph/Chart) III-59 

Table 101: Rest of World 20-Year Perspective for Zirconium 
by End-Use Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Volume Sales 
for Ceramics (Tiles, Tableware and Sanitaryware), 
Refractories, Foundries, TV Glass and Other Applications for 
the years 1991, 1997, 2007 and 2010 (includes corresponding 
Graph/Chart) III-60 

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