BCC Research have published a technical market report on Critical Materials in Global Nanotechnology Market. This overview looks at 12 critical materials or classes of materials with economically significant nanotechnology applications, including antimony, barium, gallium, indium, magnesium, biobium, platnium group metals, rare earths, rhenium, tantalum, tellurium, and tungsten.
BCC Research reported the global market for critical materials used in nanotechnology was valued at nearly $6.5 billion in 2012 and is expected to increase to $6.8 billion in 2013. There projection is the market will grow to nearly $9.4 billion by 2018, and register a five-year compound annual growth rate of 6.5% from 2013 to 2018.
The term ‘Critical materials’ refer to essential raw materials that are at significant risk of supply disruptions due to resource limitations, political instability in areas of production, or political decisions by producer governments. Future shortages of critical materials and will lead to price increases that can affect the nanotechnology industry in two ways, that is, by jeopardizing existing nanotechnology applications of these materials and by creating new opportunities for other nanotechnology applications.
United States and the BRICS countries, being Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa all depend on the continued availability of these ‘Critical materials’ to ensure their economic prosperity, national security and future technological advancement. These countries have been aware of such a supply/demand imbalance for some time and have been limiting exports, stock piling various materials for their own use, developing new domestic supply chains and new product substitutes.
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The report is intended for entrepreneurs, investors, venture capitalists and other readers concerned with future trends in the nanotechnology market and rare, strategic metals.
The FULL REPORT examines analysis of the supply/demand situation, price trends, technology assessment, market leaders, quantifies, and forecasts the growth of the market and offers guidance to interested parties. It includes analyses of global market trends, with data from 2012, estimates for 2013, and projections of CAGRs for the period, 2013 to 2018. Comprehensive company profiles of major players in the industry are also provided.
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Story Source: The above story was Published by Virtual Strategy, December 30 2013.