Chromium: United States

This report forecasts US chromium demand in metric tons to 2019. Total demand is segmented by material in terms of high-carbon ferrochromium, low-carbon ferrochromium, and other materials. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: stainless and heat-resisting steel, other steel alloys, superalloys, and other metal alloys.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand and the various segments are provided in annual series from 2004 to 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical market size and trends, key economic indicators, environmental and regulatory factors, and trends in global ore production. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines materials and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each material and application segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading firms competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 22-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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