Global and China Cobalt Industry Report, 2013-2016
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Affected by the global economic downturn and the slowdown in economic growth of China, in 2012, the growth rate of global output of cobalt fell sharply, with annual output of 110,000 tons, up by merely 0.9% year on year; the output of refined cobalt also declined dramatically, down 6.1 % year on year to 77,200 tons. In 2013, the global cobalt market rallied slightly, but it was still not optimistic as a whole, it is expected that annual output of cobalt in 2013 will show a year-on-year rise of about 3.6%.

China lacks of cobalt ore resources, with the total proven reserves of cobalt approximating 80,000 tons, accounting for just 1% of global total, and the vast majority of proven resources are associated ore, whereas independent mineralized cobalt ore occupies only 4.7 % of the reserves in China. Known cobalt ores in China are mainly distributed in Gansu province which makes up 30.5% of China's cobalt reserves. China is a big consumer of cobalt, which is primarily utilized in downstream sectors to produce battery, hard alloy, magnetic materials and other products. In 2012, cobalt used in batteries takes up 67% of total consumption of cobalt in China, up 4 percentage points from a year earlier.

The "Global and China Cobalt Industry Report, 2013-2016" focuses on the analysis of operating conditions and cobalt business development of 4 global and 12 Chinese companies based on the analysis of global and China’s cobalt mineral resources, policies, market supply and demand, price and competitive pattern.

Jinchuan Group International Resources Co. Ltd is the largest producer of cobalt in China, possessing a complete integrated industrial chain of mineral exploration, mining, processing, smelting, refining and chemical engineering. As of the end of 2012, Jinchuan Group had boasted an annual production capacity of 9,100 tons of cobalt, a 50% market share in electrical cobalt market, and a 33% market share in cobalt oxide market. In 2012, Jinchuan Group acquired the South African company Mette Reese, thus adding cobalt mineral resources of 330,000 tons and cobalt metal base reserves of 88,000 tons.

Huayou Cobalt Co., Ltd. is the largest manufacturer of cobalt chemicals in China, with comprehensive cobalt production capacity ranking No.2 at home. It has KOLWEZI mine, NYOKA mine, KAMBOVE tailings and other mineral resources in Africa and other regions, with total amount of 31,900 tons of cobalt metal. By the end of 2012, the company had possessed an annual production capacity of cobalt chemicals with 5,550 tons of cobalt metal content, with sales-output ratio of 105.02%. According to the company's production plan, in 2013 the company’s cobalt sales are expected to reach approximately 8,200 tons. Meanwhile, the company’s ongoing project in Quzhou city will begin production in the second half of 2013 which will add a production capacity of 10,000 tons of cobalt chemicals.

Shenzhen Green Eco-manufacture Hi-tech Co.,Ltd. is a leading Chinese manufacturer of cobalt powder. As of the end of 2012, the company’s production capacity of cobalt powder was 2,000 tons. At the end of 2012, the company completed the acquisition on 51% stake of Jiangsu Cobalt Nickel Metal Co., Ltd. After the acquisition, the company’s production capacity of cobalt oxide, electrodeposition cobalt and ternary materials reached 4,000 tons, 1,800 tons and 1,000 tons respectively. If the company's new high-performance nickel-cobalt-manganese ternary material project and other projects were included, the overall cobalt production capacity of the company will reach 16,000 tons in 2015.

1 Cobalt Overview 
1.1 Definitions 
1.2 Industry Chain 

2 Status Quo of Global Cobalt Market 
2.1 Cobalt Ore Reserves 
2.2 Market Supply 
2.3 Market Demand 
2.4 Regional Distribution 
2.5 Price 
2.6 Competition Pattern 

3 Cobalt Market Development in China 
3.1 Policy 
3.2 Cobalt Ore Resources 
3.3 Market Supply and Demand 
3.3.1 Supply 3.3.2 Demand 
3.3.3 Price 
3.4 Competition Pattern 

4 China’s Import and Export of Cobalt by Product 
4.1 Cobalt Ores and Concentrates 
4.1.1 Import 
4.1.2 Regional Structure 
4.2 Cobaltosic Oxide  
4.2.1 Import and Export 
4.2.2 Regional Structure 
4.3 Cobalt Chloride 
4.3.1 Import and Export 
4.3.2 Regional Structure 
4.4 Cobalt Carbonate 
4.4.1 Import and Export 
4.4.2 Regional Structure 
4.5 Cobalt Nitrate 
4.5.1 Import and Export 
4.5.2 Regional Structure 
4.6 Cobalt Oxalate 
4.6.1 Export 

5 Major Global Cobalt Manufacturers  
5.1 Umicore 
5.1.1 Profile 
5.1.2 Operation 
5.1.3 Revenue Structure 
5.1.4 R & D 
5.1.5 Cobalt Business (Cobalt Specialty Materials) 
5.1.6 Business in China 
5.1.7 Development Prospect 
5.2 Glencore Xstrata 
5.2.1 Profile 
5.2.2 Operation 
5.2.3 Revenue Structure 
5.2.4 Cobalt Business 
5.3 Vale 
5.3.1 Profile 
5.3.2 Operation 
5.3.3 Revenue Structure 
5.3.4 Cobalt Business 
5.3.5 Business in China 
5.4 Freeport 
5.4.1 Profile 
5.4.2 Operation 
5.4.3 Revenue Structure 
5.4.4 Cobalt Business 
5.4.5 Business in China 

6 Major Chinese Cobalt Producers 
6.1 Shenzhen Green Eco-manufacture Hi-tech (002340) 
6.1.1 Profile 
6.1.2 Operation 
6.1.3 Revenue Structure 
6.1.4 Gross Margin 
6.1.5 Suppliers 
6.1.6 R & D and Investment 
6.1.7 Cobalt Business 
6.1.8 Development Prospect 
6.2 Huayou Cobalt  
6.2.1 Profile 
6.2.2 Operation 
6.2.3 Revenue Structure 
6.2.4 Gross Margin 
6.2.5 Clients and Suppliers 
6.2.6 Investment 
6.2.7 Cobalt Business 
6.2.8 Development Prospect 
6.3 Jinchuan Group Co., Ltd. 
6.3.1 Profile 
6.3.2 Operation 
6.3.3 Revenue Structure 
6.3.4 Gross Margin 
6.3.5 Investment 
6.3.6 Cobalt Business 
6.3.7 Development Prospect 
6.4 Shandong Jinling Mining (000655) 
6.4.1 Profile 
6.4.2 Operation 
6.4.3 Revenue Structure  
6.4.4 Gross Margin 
6.4.5 Cobalt Business 
6.4.6 Development Prospect 
6.5 Shaanxi Huaze Nickel & Cobalt Metal 
6.5.1 Profile 
6.5.2 Operation 
6.5.3 Cobalt Business 
6.6 Beijing Easpring Material Technology (300073) 
6.6.1 Profile 
6.6.2 Operation 
6.6.3 Revenue Structure  
6.6.4 Gross Margin 
6.6.5 Cobalt Business 
6.6.6 Development Prospect 
6.7 Zhejiang Galico Cobalt& Nickel Material Co., Ltd.
6.8 Ramu Nico Management (Mcc) Limited
6.9 Jiangxi Jiangwu Cobalt Co., Ltd
6.10 Jiangxi Jiangwu Nickel and Cobalt New Materials Co.,Ltd
6.11 Jiangxi Jiangwu International Nickel and Cobalt New Materials Co.,Ltd
6.12 Nantong Xinwei Nickel Cobalt Technology Development Co., Ltd.

7 Conclusion and Forecast 
7.1 Conclusion
7.2 Forecast

Cobalt Industry Chain 
Global Cobalt Reserves by Country, 2013  
Global Cobalt Output and YoY Growth, 2005-2013  
Global Refined Cobalt Output and YoY Growth, 2005-2013 
Global Refined Cobalt Supply and Demand Balance Sheet, 2008-2013
Global Cobalt Market Consumption Structure, 2012  
Structure (%) of Global Cobalt Output by Country, 2012  
Structure (%) of Global Cobalt Consumption by Country/Region, 2012 
Delivery Price of Cobalt on MB Free Market, 2006-2013   
Structure (%) of Global Refined Cobalt Output by Company, 2012 
Global Refined Cobalt Output by Company, 2001-2012  
Policies on Cobalt Industry in China, 2011-2013  
Structure (%) of China Cobalt Mineral Resources Reserves by Provinces and Cities 
China’s Output of Cobalt, 2005-2013  
China’s Output of Primary Cobalt and YoY Growth, 2005-2013 
China’s Cobalt Consumption and YoY Growth, 2006-2013 
Structure (%) of China’s Cobalt Consumption by Application, 2012
Average Price of Cobalt in China Changjiang Nonferrous Market and MB Free Market, 2007-2013  
Cobalt Production Capacity of Major Chinese Manufacturers, 2013  
Import Volume and Import Value of Cobalt Ores and Concentrates in China, 2006 -2013 
China’s Import Volume of Cobalt Ores and Concentrates by Country, Jan-Sep, 2013
China’s Import Volume and Import Value of Cobaltosic Oxide, 2006 -2013 
China’s Export Volume and Export Value of Cobaltosic Oxide, 2006 -2013 
Structure (%) of China’s Export Volume of Cobaltosic Oxide by Country, Jan-Sep, 2013 
China’s Import Volume and Import Value of Cobalt Chloride, 2006 -2013 
China’s Export Volume and Export Value of Cobalt Chloride, 2006 -2013 
Structure (%) of China’s Export Volume of Cobaltosic Oxide by Country, Jan-Sep 2013  
China’s Import Volume and Import Value of Cobalt Carbonate, 2006-2013  
China’s Export Volume and Export Value of Cobalt Carbonate, 2006-2013 
Structure (%) of China’s Export Volume of Cobalt Carbonate by Country, Jan-Sep, 2013 
China’s Import Volume and Import Value of Cobalt Nitrate, 2006 -2013 
China’s Export Volume and Export Value of Cobalt Nitrate, 2006 -2013  
Structure (%) of China’s Export Volume of Cobalt Nitrate by Country, Jan-Sep, 2013 
China’s Export Volume and Export Value of Cobalt Oxalate, 2006 -2013 
Revenue and Net income of Umicore, 2008-2013  
Revenue of Umicore by Business, 2008-2013 
Revenue Structure (%) of Umicore by Business, 2012  
Total Revenue Structure (%) of Umicore by Region, 2012  
R&D Costs and % of Total Revenue of Umicore, 2006-2013
Revenue and Profit from Energy Material Business of Umicore, 2008-2013
Output and YoY Growth of Refined Cobalt of Umicore, 2001-2012  
Major Investment Plans of Umicore’s Energy Material Business Department, 2013-2014  
Umicore’s Subsidiaries in China, by the End of 2012  
Umicore’s Major Construction Projects in China, 2012-2015E 
Revenue and Net income of Umicore, 2011-2016E 
Revenue and Net income of Glencore Xstrata, 2012-2013  
Revenue Structure (%) of Glencore Xstrata by Business, H1 2013  
Cobalt Output of Glencore Xstrata by Mine Area, 2012-2013  
Distribution of Associated Cobalt Ores of Glencore Xstrata, by Oct 2013  
Revenue and Net income of Vale, 2008-2013 
Revenue and YoY Growth of Vale by Business, 2010-2012 
Revenue and Revenue Proportion of Vale by Region/Country, 2010-2012  
Cobalt Output of Vale by Mine Area, 2010-2013 
Cobalt Product Sales Volume and Sales-Output Ratio of Vale, 2010-2013  
Vale’s Revenue from Cobalt Products, 2011-2013 
Cobalt Ore Reserves and Grades of Vale, 2011-2012  
Vale’s Revenue and YoY Growth in China, 2010-2013 
Reserves and Sales Volume of Major Mines of FCX (by Regions/by Products), 2012  
Revenue and Net income of Freeport, 2008-2013  
Revenue Structure (%) of Freeport by Product, 2012  
Revenue Breakdown of Freeport by Country/Region, 2010-2012  
Cobalt Business Revenue and Gross Profit of Freeport, 2010-2013 
Cobalt Output and Sales Volume and Average Price of Freeport, 2010-2013 
Revenue and YoY Growth of Freeport in China, 2008-2012
Revenue and Net income of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture, 2008-2013  
Revenue Structure (%) of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture by Product, 2012 
Revenue of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture by Region, 2008-2012  
Gross Margin of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture by Product, 2009-2012 
Structure (%) of Procurement of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture by Means, 2012  
R&D Costs and % of Total Revenue of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture, 2010-2012  
Production Capacity, Output and Capacity Utilization of Cobalt Powder of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture, 2010-2012   
Cobalt Powder Average Selling Price of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture, 2009-2012  
Cobalt Powder Revenue and Gross Margin of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture, 2008-2012 
Revenue and Net income of Shenzhen Green Eco-Manufacture, 2011-2016E 
Reserves and Grades of Mines with Mining Rights of Huayou Cobalt  
Distribution of Subsidiaries of Huayou Cobalt  
Revenue and Net income of Huayou Cobalt, 2010-2013 
Revenue and Proportion of Huayou Cobalt by Product, 2010-2013  
Production and Sales, Capacity and Revenue of Cobalt and Copper Products of Huayou Cobalt, 2010-2012  
Gross Margin of Huayou Cobalt by Product, 2010-2013 
Projects under Construction of Huayou Cobalt, by end-March, 2013 
Output of Cobalt Products of Huayou Cobalt by Means, 2010-2012  
Production and Sales, Capacity and Revenue of Cobalt Products of Huayou Cobalt, 2010-2012 
Revenue and Net income of Jinchuan Group, 2009-2013 
Revenue and Proportion of Jinchuan Group by Product, 2009-2013 
Gross Margin of Jinchuan Group, 2010-2013 
Proposed Projects and Ongoing Projects of Jinchuan Group, as of Sep 2012  
Cobalt Metal Production and Sales of Jinchuan Group, 2009-2012   
Cobalt Product Revenue of Jinchuan Group, 2009-2013 
Self-Sufficiency Rate of Cobalt Metal of Jinchuan Group, 2009-2012  
Revenue and Net income of Jinchuan Group, 2012-2016  
Revenue and Net income of Shandong Jinling Mining, 2007-2013  
Revenue Proportion of Shandong Jinling Mining by Product, 2012  
Revenue of Shandong Jinling Mining by Region, 2008-2012   
Gross Margin of Shandong Jinling Mining by Product, 2008-2012  
Cobalt Production and Sales and Sales-Output Ratio of Shandong Jinling Mining, 2009-2013  
Revenue and YoY Growth of Shandong Jinling Mining, 2008-2012 
Revenue and Net income of Shandong Jinling Mining, 2012-2016E 
Revenue and Net income of Chengdu Huaze Cobalt and Nickel Material, 2009-2013  
Cobalt Chloride Production and Sales and Sales-Output Ratio of Chengdu Huaze Cobalt and Nickel Material, 2009-2012  
Revenue and Net income of Beijing Easpring Material, 2007-2013 
Revenue of Beijing Easpring Material by Business, 2008-2012  
Revenue of Beijing Easpring Material by Region, 2008-2012 
Gross Margin of Beijing Easpring Material by Business, 2008-2012 
Production Capacity of Lithium Cobalt Oxide of Beijing Easpring Material, 2007-2013  
Revenue and Net income of Beijing Easpring Material, 2012-2016E  
Shareholding Structure of Projects of Ramu Nico Management Limited 
Net Assets and Net income of Jiangxi Jiangwu Nickel and Cobalt New Materials, 2012-2013 
Revenue and YoY Growth of Global and Chinese Major Cobalt Producers, 2012  
Net income and YoY Growth of Global and Chinese Major Cobalt Producers, 2012  
Cobalt Production and Sales and Sales-Output Ratio of Global and Chinese Major Cobalt Companies, 2010-2012  
Revenue and YoY Growth of Global and Chinese Major Cobalt Companies, 2011-2012
Supply and Demand Balance of the Global Refining Ore Market, 2012-2016E

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