Fluorspar or calcium fluoride (CaF2) is an important industrial mineral that primarily serves as a flux or coloring agent in steelmaking, a medium to refine metals, and a source of hydrogen fluoride, which is used in many fluorine-containing compounds. Fluorspar is thus used in wide range of applications including aluminum production, steel manufacturing, gasoline production, and more. The growing use of aluminum and steel across numerous industries such as construction, automotive, consumer durables has driven up the demand for fluorspar over the years.
The global Fluorspar Market is estimated to be valued at US$ 2.2 Bn in 2023 and is expected to exhibit a CAGR of 15% over the forecast period 2023 to 2030, as highlighted in a new report published by Coherent Market Insights.
Market key trends:
One of the major trends witnessed in the fluorspar market is the growing adoption of hydrofluoric acid. Hydrofluoric acid is a key downstream product made from fluorspar and is used across applications like gasoline alkylation, uranium enrichment, refrigerant production and more. In recent years, the demand for hydrofluoric acid has witnessed strong growth owing to increasing demand from end use industries like automobile, chemical, electronics and more. For instance, hydrofluoric acid is extensively used in petroleum refining process to produce high-octane gasoline. Growing automobile production across the globe is translating to higher demand for gasoline, thus boosting the consumption of hydrofluoric acid and subsequently driving the fluorspar market growth over the forecast period.
Threat of new entrants: The threat of new entrants in the fluorspar market is moderate. High capital requirements act as a barrier for new companies to enter the market.
Bargaining power of buyers: The bargaining power of buyers is moderate. Fluorspar has few substitutes and buyers cannot shift their demand easily.
Bargaining power of suppliers: The bargaining power of suppliers is moderate. Fluorspar mines are concentrated among few countries like China and Mexico.
Threat of new substitutes: The threat of new substitutes is low. Fluorspar is an important mineral for steel and aluminum production with very few substitutes.
Competitive rivalry: Competition in the fluorspar market is high. Key players are focused on expanding production capacity and global presence.
The Global Fluorspar Market Demand is expected to witness high growth over the forecast period.
Regional analysis: Asia Pacific region holds the largest market share currently. China is the top producer as well as consumer of fluorspar worldwide. Most fluorspar mines in China are owned and operated by government entities. Demand is also growing from countries like India with expanding steel and aluminium industries.
Key players: Key players operating in the fluorspar market are Novocure, Magstim, Brainsway, Boston Scientific Corporation, OTTO Bock, Wandong Medical, Yiruide Medical Equipment, MagVenture, Biomobie, Cerbomed. They are focused on enhancing production capacities and global distribution networks.
1. Source: Coherent Market Insights, Public sources, Desk research
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