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   Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations.....I-1  
   Disclaimers.....I-2
Data Interpretation & Reporting Level.....I-2
  
   Quantitative Techniques & Analytics.....I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study.....I-3
  
   Current & Future Analysis.....II-1
Table 1: Global Tantalum Market (2007 & 2008): Percentage Share Breakdown by End-Use Industry - Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemicals (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-1
1$300
   Production Scenario.....II-2
Major Tantalum Producing Countries.....II-2
Table 2: Breakdown of Global Tantalum Reserves by Countries for the Year 2007- Australia, Brazil and Canada (In Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2
Tantalum Mine Production.....II-2
Table 3: Global Mine Production of Tantalum (2006 & 2007): Breakdown of Volume Production by Country - Australia, Brazil, Canada, Ethiopia, Mozambique, Rwanda and Others (In Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-2
1$300
   Table 4: Leading Tantalite Mines Worldwide (2007): Estimated Annual Production Capacity (In Thousand Pounds) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-3
Applications.....II-3
Electronics Industry Dominates the Consumption of Tantalum.....II-3
Capacitors Drive Tantalum Growth.....II-3
Niobium-oxide Capacitors Pose a Major Threat.....II-3
1$300
   Shift Towards Low-Cost Regions On a Rise.....II-4
Miniaturization: Trend in Capacitors.....II-4
Tantalum: Vital Metal in Defense Related Areas.....II-4
Tantalum: In Medical Field.....II-4
Commercial Recovery of Tantalum on a Rise.....II-4
1$100
   Table 5: Global Tantalum Market (2006 & 2007): Percentage Share Breakdown for Tantalum Source Type - Primary Sources, Tin Slags, Recycle/ Scrap and Inventory (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-5
1$300
   Tantalum: A Refractory Metal.....II-6
Tantalum - A Close Relative of Niobium.....II-6
A Retrospective.....II-6
1$100
   Sources of Tantalum.....II-7
Chemical and Physical Properties of the Metal.....II-7
1$100
   Corrosion Resistance.....II-8
Table 6: Corrosion Resistance of Tantalum with Different Acids at Various Temperatures and Concentrations.....II-8
1$300
   Good Thermal Conductivity.....II-9
High Melting Point (5425 F/2996 C).....II-9
Superior Gettering Characteristics.....II-9
Good Valve Action.....II-9
Tough, Durable and Ductile.....II-9
1$100
   Characteristics of Tantalum.....II-10
Mechanical Properties of Tantalum.....II-10
Forming and Stamping.....II-10
1$100
   Blanking or Punching.....II-11
Form Stamping.....II-11
Deep Drawing.....II-11
Spinning.....II-11
Annealing.....II-11
Machining Characteristics of Tantalum.....II-11
Turning and Milling.....II-11
1$100
   Grinding.....II-12
Welding.....II-12
1$100
   Cleaning and Degreasing.....II-13
Grit Blasting.....II-13
Tantalum Products – Features & Applications.....II-13
1$100
   Forms of Tantalum Include .....II-14
Alloys of Tantalum.....II-14
Processing of Tantalum.....II-14
1$100
   Techniques for Producing Tantalum.....II-15
Isotopes.....II-15
End-Uses of Tantalum.....II-15
Electronic Components Industry: Influenced by OEMs.....II-15
Brief Overview of the Capacitors Market.....II-15
1$100
   Table 7: Global Capacitors Market (2006 & 2010): Percentage Share Breakdown by Product Sector for Mature Capacitors and Emerging Capacitors.....II-16
Ceramic and Tantalum Capacitors: Most Commonly Used Capacitors.....II-16
Process for Manufacturing Tantalum Capacitors.....II-16
1$300
   Applications of Tantalum Capacitors.....II-17
Table 8: Global Tantalum Capacitors Market (2006): Percentage Share Breakdown by Company for Kemet/Epcos, Kyocera-AVX, NEC/Tokin, Vishay, Nichicon and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-17

Table 9: Global Tantalum Capacitors Market (2006): Percentage Share Breakdown by End-Use Sector for EDP (PC), Telecom, Consumer Goods, Automotive Industry and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-17
Research & Development Over The Years.....II-17
Suitability of Tantalum Increased in Higher Temperature Activity.....II-17
1$300
   Analysis of Tantalum During Vaporization.....II-18
Applications Include.....II-18
Tantalum - A Basic Component in Polycrystalline Alloys.....II-18
Tantalum is a Vital Component in Nickel Based Superalloys.....II-18
1$100
   Tantalum Fibers Act as FRS Reinforcements.....II-19
Other Applications.....II-19
Tantalum Carbide.....II-19
Tantalum Mill Products.....II-19
Chemical Processing Industry.....II-19
Alloy Additive.....II-19
Surgical Appliances.....II-19
Tantalum Can Replace Platinum.....II-19
1$100
   Substitutes.....II-20
Tantalum Concentrate Processors.....II-20
Table 10: Global Tantalum Market (2006): Percentage Share Breakdown by Leading Tantalum Concentrate Processors- H.C Starck, Cabot, Ningxia and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-20
1$300
   Vishay Introduces TR8 Series of MicroTan™ Tantalum Chip Capacitors.....II-21
AVX Develops New Tantalum Capacitor in TLJ Series.....II-21
AVX Adds D and Y Case Tantalum Capacitors to TPM Series.....II-21
1$100
   AVX Expands TPM Series with a Higher Capacitance Tantalum Capacitor.....II-22
AVX Launches Tantalum Capacitors for High-Rel Applications.....II-22
Kemet Expands T520 and T528 Surface Mount Tantalum Capacitor Lines.....II-22
1$100
   AVX Develops Tantalum Capacitors for Embedded Control Systems.....II-23
Vishay Expands Tantalum Capacitor Chip Series.....II-23
Kemet Releases New Products in the Surface Mount Tantalum Capacitor Lines.....II-23
1$100
   Vishay Launches New HE3 Wet Tantalum High-Energy Capacitor.....II-24
AVX Develops Multi-anode Tantalum Capacitors.....II-24
Vishay Releases T97 Series Solid Tantalum Chip Capacitors.....II-24
AVX Introduces Miniature T Case Size Capacitor in TLJ Series.....II-24
1$100
   KEMET Introduces New Additions to its T530 and T520 Series.....II-25
KEMET Launches Surface-Mount Polymer Tantalum Chip Capacitor, T521.....II-25
Vishay Introduces Tantalum Chip Capacitors Series.....II-25
KEMET Includes 50V parts in T429 and T409 Series of Surface Mount Capacitors.....II-25
1$100
   Vishay Unveils Tantalum Chip Capacitors for Portable Electronic Applications.....II-26
AVX Introduces Lead-free, “R” Case Size Tantalum Capacitors.....II-26
1$100
   Cabot Acquires AP Materials.....II-27
China Nonferrous to Take Over Ningxia Orient Tantalum.....II-27
American Elements Increases Plant Capacity for Refractory Metals.....II-27
Gippsland to Relocate Egyptian Tantalite-Tin-Feldspar Facility.....II-27
1$100
   Gippsland Inks Major Tantalum Pentoxide Supply Agreement with HC Starck.....II-28
Metalico Completes the Acquisition of Tranzact.....II-28
Haddington to Take Over Minvest International.....II-28
Kemet Takes Over Evox Rifa.....II-28
1$100
   Rolls-Royce and Metalysis to Construct a Tantalum Plant in Malaysia.....II-29
Gippsland Bags 10-Year Supply Contract from HC Starck.....II-29
Pacific Wildcat Resources to Acquire Bolan Holdings’ Tantalum Assets.....II-29
AVX Corporation Acquires American Technical Ceramics.....II-29
1$100
   KEMET Corporation Acquires Arcotronics Italia.....II-30
Bayer Sells its Subsidiary to Advent International.....II-30
Hambledon Mining Commences Production Operations at Ognevka Plant.....II-30
1$100
   USI Electronics Enters into a Distribution Agreement with Arcotronics.....II-31
Commerce Resources Acquires Eldor Carbonatite Complex from Virginia Mines.....II-31
Allied Electronics Sign Distribution Agreement with KEMET.....II-31
H.C. Starck Inaugurates First Production Unit in China.....II-31
1$100
   KEMET Corporation Acquires the Tantalum Capacitor Business of EPCOS.....II-32
Haddington Forms Exploration Alliance for Tantalum with Three Companies.....II-32
Tertiary Minerals Enters into a Saudi Joint Venture Agreement.....II-32
Fogang Jiata Metals Initiates Tantalum Exploration Near Blue River, Vancouver.....II-32
AVX Corporation Introduces TBW Series Tantalum Fused Capacitor.....II-32
St Barbara Acquires Gold Business of Sons of Gwalia.....II-32
Cabot and Honeywell Enter into Global Patent Cross-License Agreement.....II-32
1$100
   Greatbatch and Medtronic Enter into a Tantalum Capacitor Licensing Agreement.....II-33
Nigeria Discovers Gold and Tantalum Deposits.....II-33
1$100
   Angus & Ross Plc (UK).....II-34
AS Silmet (Estonia).....II-34
Avalon Ventures Ltd. (Canada).....II-34
1$100
   AVX (US).....II-35
Cabot Corporation (USA).....II-35
1$100
   Cabot Supermetals K.K. (Japan).....II-36
H.C. Starck GmbH (Germany).....II-36
1$100
   Kemet Corporation (USA).....II-37
Lynas Corporation (Australia).....II-37
Mitsui Mining & Smelting Co., Ltd. (Japan).....II-37
1$100
   Rusina Mining NL (Australia).....II-38
Treibacher Industrie AG (Australia).....II-38
1$100
   Table 11: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-391$300
   Table 12: World Long Term Projections for Tantalum by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-401$300
   Table 13: World Historic Review for Tantalum by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-411$300
   Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-421$300
   Table 15: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum in Electronics by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-431$300
   Table 16: World Long Term Projections for Tantalum in Electronics by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-441$300
   Table 17: World Historic Review for Tantalum in Electronics by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-451$300
   Table 18: World 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum in Electronics by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-461$300
   Table 19: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum in Mill Products by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-471$300
   Table 20: World Long Term Projections for Tantalum in Mill Products by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-481$300
   Table 21: World Historic Review for Tantalum in Mill Products by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-491$300
   Table 22: World 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum in Mill Products by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-501$300
   Table 23: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum in Super Alloys by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-511$300
   Table 24: World Long Term Projections for Tantalum in Super Alloys by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-521$300
   Table 25: World Historic Review for Tantalum in Super Alloys by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-531$300
   Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum in Super Alloys by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-541$300
   Table 27: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum in Metal Cutting by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-551$300
   Table 28: World Long Term Projections for Tantalum in Metal Cutting by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-561$300
   Table 29: World Historic Review for Tantalum in Metal Cutting by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-571$300
   Table 30: World 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum in Metal Cutting by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-581$300
   Table 31: World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum in Chemicals by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-591$300
   Table 32: World Long Term Projections for Tantalum in Chemicals by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-601$300
   Table 33: World Historic Review for Tantalum in Chemicals by Geographic Region – North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-611$300
   Table 34: World 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum in Chemicals by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for North America, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....II-621$300
   A. Market Analysis.....III-1
Current & Future Analysis.....III-1
Exploration in the US Experiences a Rising Flinch.....III-1
A Glance at Tantalum Production in the US.....III-1
Import-Export Scenario.....III-1
United States.....III-1
1$75
   Table 35: US Imports of Tantalum Ores and Concentrates (2006): Breakdown of Volume (in Kilograms) and Value (In US$ Thousand) Imports by Countries of Origin (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2

Table 36: US Tantalum Imports (2006): Breakdown of Volume (in Kilograms) and Value (In US$ Thousand) Imports by Product Categories (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-2
1$150
   Table 37: US Tantalum Exports (2006): Breakdown of Volume (in Kilograms) and Value (In US$ Thousand) Exports by Product Categories (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
Canada.....III-3
Table 38: Canadian Exports of Tantalum and Tantalum Articles: Breakdown of Value Exports by Destination Countries for the Year 2007(In '000 US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-3
1$150
   Table 39: Canadian Imports of Tantalum and Tantalum Articles: Breakdown of Value Imports by Countries of Origin for the Year 2007 (In '000 US$) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-4
Product Launches.....III-4
4$400
   Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-82$150
   Select Players.....III-102$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-12
Table 40: North America Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-12
1$150
   Table 41: North America Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-13

Table 42: North America Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-13
1$150
   Table 43: North America 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-14
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-15
Current & Future Analysis.....III-15
Select Players.....III-15
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-16
Table 44: Japanese Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-16
1$150
   Table 45: Japanese Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17

Table 46: Japanese Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-17
1$150
   Table 47: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-18
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-19
Current & Future Analysis.....III-19
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-19
2$150
   AS Silmet - A Major Player.....III-21
B. Market Analytics.....III-21
Table 48: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-21
1$150
   Table 49: European Long Term Projections for Tantalum by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22

Table 50: European Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-22
1$150
   Table 51: European Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23

Table 52: European Historic Review for Tantalum by Geographic Region – France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-23
1$150
   Table 53: European Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24

Table 54: European 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by Geographic Region – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for France, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, Spain, Russia and Rest of European Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-24
1$150
   Table 55: European 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-25
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-26
Table 56: French Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-26
1$150
   Table 57: French Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27

Table 58: French Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-27
1$150
   Table 59: French 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-28
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-29
H.C. Starck – A Major Player.....III-29
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-30
Table 60: German Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30

Table 61: German Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-30
1$150
   Table 62: German Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31

Table 63: German 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-31
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-32
Trade Statistics.....III-32
Table 64: UK Exports of Tantalum: Volume (In Tons) and Value (In '000 £) Exports for the Years 2004 and 2005.....III-32

Table 65: UK Imports of Tantalum: Volume (In Tons) and Value (In '000 £) Imports for the Years 2004 and 2005.....III-32
Angus & Ross Plc – A Major Player.....III-32
1$150
   B. Market Analytics.....III-33
Table 66: UK Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33

Table 67: UK Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-33
1$150
   Table 68: UK Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34

Table 69: UK 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-34
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-35
Table 70: Italian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-35
1$150
   Table 71: Italian Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36

Table 72: Italian Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-36
1$150
   Table 73: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-37
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-38
Table 74: Spanish Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-38
1$150
   Table 75: Spanish Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-39

Table 76: Spanish Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-39
1$150
   Table 77: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-40
1$150
   Market Analysis.....III-41
Table 78: Russian Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-41
1$150
   Table 79: Russian Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-42

Table 80: Russian Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-42
1$150
   Table 81: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-43
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-44
Treibacher Industrie AG – A Major Player.....III-44
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-45
Table 82: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45

Table 83: Rest of Europe Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-45
1$150
   Table 84: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46

Table 85: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-46
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-47
Current & Future Analysis.....III-47
Australian Tantalum Resources: One of the Largest in the World.....III-47
Table 86: Australian Production of Tantalum for the Years 2004, 2005 and 2006 (in Metric Tons) (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-47
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-47
2$200
   Select Players.....III-491$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-50
Table 87: Asia-Pacific Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-50
1$150
   Table 88: Asia-Pacific Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51

Table 89: Asia-Pacific Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-51
1$150
   Table 90: Asia-Pacific 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-52
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-53
Current & Future Analysis.....III-53
B. Market Analytics.....III-53
Table 91: Latin America Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-53
1$150
   Table 92: Latin America Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 through 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-54

Table 93: Latin American Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-54
1$150
   Table 94: Latin American 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-55
1$150
   A. Market Analysis.....III-56
Strategic Corporate Developments.....III-56
1$75
   B. Market Analytics.....III-57
Table 95: Rest of World Recent Past, Current & Future Analysis for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2001 through 2010 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57

Table 96: Rest of World Long Term Projections for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 2011 throughz 2015 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-57
1$150
   Table 97: Rest of World Historic Review for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in Thousand Pounds for Years 1996 through 2000 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58

Table 98: Rest of World 15-Year Perspective for Tantalum by End Use Segment – Percentage Breakdown of Unit Sales for Electronics, Mill Products, Super Alloys, Metal Cutting and Chemical Markets for Years 1998, 2008 and 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart).....III-58
1$150
    
 
 


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