ASIAN FERRO-ALLOYS CONF: Robust demand amid supply deficit likely to boost vanadium price momentum again in 2019

Strong demand for vanadium as a result of China’s revised rebar standard is likely to boost vanadium price momentum again this year, industry speakers said at Fastmarkets’ Asian Ferro-Alloys conference in Hong Kong taking place on March 10-11.

Global vanadium production is estimated to reach 103,564 tonnes in 2019, up 14% from 90,500 tonnes in 2018, Mark Smith, chief executive officer of Largo Resources told delegates at the Hong Kong event. On the demand side, consumption is estimated to hit 105,762 tonnes in 2019, up 9% from 96,870 tonnes in the prior year, according to Smith. China will take the lead in vanadium consumption with appetite for the noble alloy rising by 18% to 52,706 tonnes in 2019, largely underpinned by the growing demand in rebar production after the Chinese government revised the minimum...

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Susan Zou

March 11, 2019

16:21 GMT

Hong Kong