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February 4, 2015

Short Q&A: Tony Southgate, Cobalt Production Manager, ENRC Marketing


Ahead of February's NiCoMo 2015 conference, we got in touch with speaker Tony Southgate, Cobalt Product Manager at ENRC. In this short Q&A we spoke to Mr.Southgate about:

The role of China in the cobalt market and the impact of the slowdown - How the aerospace and battery sectors have influenced the landscape of the cobalt market - The impact of copper prices on the cobalt industry - The evolution of the cobalt market and defining events

An excerpt from the report:

Argus: There has been much talk about increased orders from the aerospace and battery sectors changing the landscape of the cobalt market. Do you see this as realistic and, if so, when do you see it happening?

TS: We are already seeing the effect of increased orders from aerospace and battery sectors. The overall healthy nature of these two end-uses is giving consumers the confidence to lock in more volumes in 2015 on a long-term basis. The demand picture for Cobalt over the next 2-3 years is widely viewed as being robust, and the only concerns are on the supply side.

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About Argus

Argus is an independent media organisation with over 700 full time staff. It is headquartered in London and has offices in each of the world's principal commodity centres. Its main activities comprise publishing market reports containing price assessments, market commentary and news, and business intelligence reports that analyse market and industry trends.

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