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Roskill: Stability Returns To The Rhenium Market

7.3       Consumption of rhenium in other end-uses    95

7.3.1     Use of tungsten-rhenium and molybdenum-rhenium alloys    95   Use of rhenium alloys in lamp filaments    96   Use of rhenium alloys in other filament applications    96   Use of rhenium alloys in heater elements    97   Use of rhenium alloys in X-ray tubes and targets    98   Use of rhenium alloys in thermocouples    98   Use of rhenium and rhenium alloys in electrical contacts    99

7.3.2     Use of rhenium in booster rocket nozzles    100

7.3.3     Uses of rhenium compounds    100

8.        Market outlook for rhenium to 2018    101

8.1.1     Outlook for rhenium use in superalloys    102   Outlook for rhenium use in aero engines    102   Outlook for rhenium use in land-based IGT    103

8.1.2     Outlook for rhenium in catalysts    104

8.1.3     Outlook for rhenium consumption in other uses    105

9.        International trade in rhenium    106

9.1       Rhenium metal    106

9.2       Ammonium perrhenate (APR)    108

9.3       Other    110

10.       Rhenium prices    111

10.1      Contract pricing    111

10.2      Spot pricing    112

10.2.1    Rhenium spot price history    112

10.3      Customs values of rhenium    113

10.4      Rhenium price forecast to 2018    116

List of Tables


Table 1:  Properties of rhenium    7

Table 2:  World: Rhenium reserves by country    7

Table 3:  World: Estimated rhenium content of principal copper-molybdenum

          porphyry deposits    8

Table 4:  World: Estimated production of primary and secondary rhenium,

          2002 to 2012    15

Table 5:  World: Estimated primary production/supply of rhenium by country,

          2002 to 2012    18

Table 6:  World: Estimated primary rhenium capacity by company, 2012    20

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