Cambior - The World Markets of Ferroniobium
The technical development of the niobium-bearing products is to a great extent influenced by the striving of the respective industries to maintain or strengthen in all fields of application against competing materials. South East Asia, China, Eastern Europe and CIS are slowly becoming significant consumers of ferroniobium. As a result, the world niobium market has been stable despite the slowdown in steel production in 2001. This paper will describe actual producers , capacities and the current market conditions.