South Africa, platinum mining giant, is about to fall off the investment map, says Dave Forest. Until the country sorts out its labor politics, there is a real need to establish alternative sources of platinum group metals, vanadium and manganese.
Just released, the report provides in-depth analysis of: global vanadium mine, slag, and secondary production; demand fundamentals, with an outlook for each application; inventory estimates; and prices. Both vanadium pentoxide and ferro-vanadium prices are forecast through 2018. Added need for vanadium-bearing steels and super alloys, coupled with shifting supply dynamics, also are detailed.