Magnesium: United States

This report forecasts US magnesium metal demand in metric tons to 2017. Total demand is segmented in terms of primary magnesium and secondary magnesium. Total demand is also segmented by application as follows: magnesium alloys, aluminum alloys, iron and steel desulfurization, and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2002 through 2012; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2007 and 2012. An Industry Overview section defines products and applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and provides pertinent background on trade, global production, environmental and regulatory factors, and technology and research.

A Demand Forecasts section assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each product and application segment over the forecast period.

Further analysis includes an Industry Structure section, which surveys the supply base and profiles the leading suppliers competing to serve US demand. A one-page, introductory Highlights section summarizes key findings from this 26-page report, and a Resources section lists contributing sources as well as resources available for further research.

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