Molybdenum Market Intelligence


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Are you looking for answers on Molybdenum category?

Are you looking for answers on Molybdenum category?

  • What are the key trends in Molybdenum  category?
  • Am I paying the right price?
  • Am I working with the right supplier?
  • What are the major challenges and risks in Molybdenum industry?
  • How is Molybdenum industry performing?

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Report Coverage

  1. Market Analysis
  2. Market Drivers and Constraints
  3. Cost and Pricing Analysis
  4. Price Drivers

Production Size

Global Production Size/ Capacity

301 TMT (2020E)


4 percent (2020–2025)

US Production Size

44 TMT

Mexico Production Size

16 TMT

Table of Contents

  1. Executive Summary
  2. Category Landscape
  3. Regional Market Outlook
  4. Novel Corona Virus Impact Assessment: Molybdenum
  5. Category Summary: COVID-19 Impact
  1. Market Analysis
  2. Global Market Overview
  3. Regional Market Outlook
  4. Market Drivers and Constraints
  5. Global Porter’s Five Force Analysis
  1. Cost and Pricing Analysis
  2. Value Chain
  3. Cost Structure Analysis
  4. Price Trend and Forecast
  5. Price Outlook
  6. Price Drivers
  1. Procurement Insights
  2. COVID-19 Impact Assessment
  3. Trade Analysis
  4. Negotiation Support Levers

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Molybdenum Global Market Outlook:

Market Overview:
Global Molybdenum demand: 297 TMT (2020E)
CAGR of 4 percent (2020–2025)

Market Drivers:

  • Steel Industry
  • Automotive Industry
  • Oil & Gas and Petrochemicals

Porter's Analysis on Molybdenum

Supplier Power

  • Supplier power is medium to high, as the top five suppliers account for approx. 47 percent of the total global molybdenum production
  • This will be offset slightly by commoditized nature of molybdenum at a global level
  • This trend is not expected to change in the upcoming years

Barriers to New Entrants

  • Production of molybdenum is capital intensive process and requires high upfront cost
  • The existing players also have robust distribution networks, whereas the new players have to make significant investments for the same
  • Large economies of scale and requirement of technical expertise deter new entrants and hence, barriers to new entrants in the market is high

Intensity of Rivalry

  • The intensity of rivalry is expected to be high in upcoming years among the mining companies
  • Most of the molybdenum producers are backward integrated, having their own source of raw materials
  • This would lead to further intensity of rivalry among the market suppliers

Threat of Substitutes

  • There are very few substitutes for molybdenum in its major application in steel and cast iron

  • Potential substitutes for molybdenum include:

  1. Boron, chromium, niobium (columbium), and vanadium in alloy steels

  2. Tungsten in tool steels

  3. Graphite, tantalum, and tungsten for refractory materials in high-temperature electric furnaces

  4. Cadmium-red, chrome-orange, and organic- orange pigments for molybdenum orange

  5. Overall the threat of substitute is medium to low

Buyer Power

  • Buyer power is medium, owing to main use in steel and alloys products. This is slightly offset by demand from different types of end-use industries ranging from power to chemicals
  • No sector has very high buying power while procuring molybdenum

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