Industries Magnesium

With the magnesium primary supply base heavily concentrated in China, understanding the cost structure of China’s magnesium producers is critical to forecasting the future of the industry. Over the past three years, transparency in the magnesium industry supply chain has reduced. Outside of China, several new primary magnesium projects are under development. Can any of these projects seriously compete with China? If they can, which are likely to succeed and why?

On the demand side, where is growth most likely to appear and why? How realistic is the view that magnesium will eventually penetrate the automotive die-casting industry in high volume applications?

The CM Group has conducted over 300 individual field visits to Chinese magnesium operations and has prepared the first independent inventory monitoring system for China’s primary magnesium industry. We commissioned a fully independent assessment of the global automotive industry to gauge the response of key technical and market executives to the potential of magnesium to penetrate the global automotive industry.

The view generated from our analysis is original, up to date and - thanks to our exclusive access to primary data - often different from the conventional market view. We gather all primary cost input data independently and analyse it using our own proven, purpose built models.  Backed by the strength of our unparalleled and enviable industry network, our dedicated and experienced field teams continually monitor and update industry information.  

Clients for CM Group’s magnesium consulting services include:

  • RioTinto Alcan
  • Mgnesium Elektron (MEL)
  • International Magnesium Association (IMA)
  • Latrobe Magnesium Ltd (LMG)

Our experienced consultants deliver timely and independent information and analysis, equipping clients with in depth industry knowledge and enabling confident decision making.

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