Global and China Germanium Industry Report, 2012-2015
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Germanium falls under the category of scattered metal and it is widely applied in hi-tech fields. With proved reserves of 8,600 MMT worldwide, germanium is mainly found in countries like America, China and Canada. In particular, germanium reserves in America makes up 45% of the world’s total, followed by China in which the proportion hit 41%. Usually, Germanium ore associates with lead zinc ore; and the exploration of lead zinc ore is likely to pose grave threat to the environment. Given the rigid environmental protection regulations, America is a small germanium ore exploiter and producer, while China produces 70% germanium of the global total.

The development of China germanium industry features a great many of primary products and a small portion of intensive processing products. Given this, the Chinese government has bolstered the development of top-grade germanium products in recent years, vowing that deep-processing products of monocrystalline germanium slices and germanium optical components can enjoy 17% and 15% export tax rebates, respectively. In response to the favorable policy, flagship enterprises including Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co.,Ltd., Yunnan Chihong Zinc&Germanium Co., Ltd., and Nanjing Germanium Technology are setting up downstream products manufacturing bases in a successive way.


The report highlights the China and worldwide demand and supply of germanium products, and conducts an in-depth survey on the financial situation and development planning of leading industrial players at home and abroad on the basis of the development of major germanium products breakdown markets of China.

As one of the world’s most important germanium products manufacturers, Umicore’s? electro-optical materials business division is specialized in the production of PV products, LED products substrates, optical materials, and night-vision technology optical components.

Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co.,Ltd. is the only listed company primarily focused on the production of germanium products in China, featuring the most complete germanium industrial chain and the largest amount of germanium metal reserves. In 2013, the company is set to purchase ore exploitation rights to integrate upstream resources. At the same time, downstream germanium products processing projects of the company have been put into production successively, including monocrystalline germanium slices for solar cell use, germanium tetrachloride for optical fiber use and infrared optical germanium lens.

1 Germanium Industry Overview
1.1 Definition & Classification
1.2 Application
1.3 Industry Chain

2. Global Germanium Industry Development
2.1 Reserves & Distribution
2.2 Supply & Demand
2.2.1 Supply
2.2.2 Demand
2.3 Competition

3. China’s Germanium Industry Development
3.1 Reserves & Distribution
3.2 Policy Environment
3.2.1 Industry Policy
3.2.2 Export Policy
3.3 Supply
3.4 Export
3.5 Price

4. Application Field
4.1 Optical Fiber
4.2 Infrared Optics
4.3 Solar Cell
4.4 PET Catalyst

5 Foreign Enterprises
5.1 Umicore
5.1.1 Profile
5.1.2 Key Financial Indicators
5.1.3 Energy Materials Branch
5.1.4 Germanium Business
5.2 Photonic Sense
5.2.1 Profile
5.2.2 Parent Company

6. Chinese Enterprises
6.1 Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. 
6.1.1 Profile
6.1.2 Germanium Reserves
6.1.3 Output
6.1.4 Operation
6.1.5 Revenue Structure
6.2 Yunnan Chihong Zinc&Germanium Co., Ltd. 
6.3 China Germanium Co., Ltd. 
6.4 Yunnan Luoping Zinc & Electricity Co., Ltd. 
6.4.1 Profile
6.4.2 Output
6.4.3 Operation
6.4.4 Revenue Structure
6.4.5 Gross Margin
6.5 Shaoguan Smelting Plant
6.5.1 Profile
6.5.2 Germanium
6.5.3 Resume Production
6.6 CNGC Night-Vision Science & Technology Group Co., Ltd. 
6.6.1 Profile
6.6.2 Operation
6.7 Xilingol Tongli Ge Refine Co., Ltd.
6.7.1 Profile
6.7.2 Investment Project

Germanium Industry Flow
Global Germanium Reserves & Distribution, 2010
Global Germanium Output, 2003-2015 
Global Germanium Output by Region, 2012
Global Germanium Consumption, 2008-2015E
Global Germanium Consumption by Application, 2011-2015E
Production Capacity of Main Manufacturers of High-purity Germanium Dioxide & Zone-refined Germanium Ingot around the globe in 2010 
Production Capacity of Main Manufacturers of Monocrystalline Germanium around the World, 2010 
Distribution of Germanium Resources in China, 2010
Major Germanium Industrial Policies Released by China
Export Rebate Rate of Germanium Products in China, 2007-2013
Output of Germanium Metal in China, 2003-2015 
Export Volume of Germanium Metal in China, 2007-2012 
Export Price of Germanium Metal in China, 2008-2012 
Top 10 Export Destinations for Forged Geranium and Its Product in China, 2012
Price of Germanium Metal (99.99%min) in China, 2004-2012
Price of Germanium Dioxide (99.99%min) in China, 2004-2012
Market Demand Forecast for Germanium Applied in Optical Fiber, 2010-2015E 
Market Demand Forecast for Germanium Applied in Infrared Optics, 2010-2015E
Market Demand Forecast for Monocrystalline Germanium Applied in Space Solar Cells, 2010-2015E
Market Demand Forecast for Monocrystalline Germanium Applied in Terrestrial Solar Cells, 2010-2015E 
Market Demand Forecast for Germanium Applied in Solar Cell, 2010-2015E 
Key Financial Indicators of Umicore Group (Excluding Metal), 2011-2012
Operating Indicators of Umicore by Segment, 2012
Key Financial Indicators of Jenoptik by Segment, 2011-2012
Germanium Reserves of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium, 2012
Output of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium, 2010-2014E
Operating Revenue & Net Income of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium, 2008-2012
Revenue Structure of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. by Product, 2010-2012
Revenue of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd. by Region, 2009-2012 
Gross Margin of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd., by Product, 2010-2012
Production Situation of Downstream Product Project in 2013
Revenue and Net income of Yunnan Lincang Xinyuan Germanium Industry Co., Ltd., , 2012-2014E 
Germanium Reserves of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2010
Germanium Sales Volume of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2008-2012 
Operating Revenue & Net Income of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2008-2012
Revenue Structure of Major Products of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2009-2012
Revenue of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium by Region, 2009-2012
Gross Margin of Major Products of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2009-2012
Revenue and Net income of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2012-2014
Ge Concentrate Output of Yunnan Luoping Zinc & Electricity, 2009-2012
Operating Revenue & Net Income of Luoping Zinc & Electricity Co., Ltd., 2009-2012
Revenue Structure of Yunnan Luoping Zinc & Electricity, 2011-2012
Gross Margin of Major Products of Yunnan Chihong Zinc & Germanium, 2011-2012
Civilian Products Operating Revenue of Night-Vision Science & Technology Group Co.,Ltd. 2010-2011

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