Tungsten: United States

This report forecasts US processed tungsten demand in metric tons to 2019. Total demand is segmented by application in terms of cutting tools and inserts, wear parts and other cemented carbide applications, tool steels, other tungsten alloy applications, lighting, other tungsten mill product applications, catalysts, and tungsten chemicals and other applications.

To illustrate historical trends, total demand is provided in an annual series from 2004 to 2014; the various segments are reported at five-year intervals for 2009 and 2014. A Market Environment section provides pertinent background on historical trends, key economic indicators, technology trends, functional competition, legal and regulatory factors, NAFTA demand, and shipment trends. A Segmentation and Forecasts section defines applications, discusses market drivers and constraints, identifies substitute products when applicable, and assesses the impact of key drivers and constraints on each 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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