Global and China Zirconium Industry Report, 2011

Published: February, 2012
Price: US $999
Pages: 38
Since 2010, as the boom of China zirconium product industry picks up, its demand for upstream zircon sand raw materials has also experienced fast growth. Due to the tight supply of domestic zircon sand, in 2011, China’s import volume of zircon sand hit 888 kilotons, a YoY increase of 21.3%, among which, Australia and South Africa were the major sources of imports.

Zirconium products are chiefly divided into two categories, first, zirconium chemicals predominated by zirconium silicate, zirconia, etc., mainly applied in ceramics, refractory materials and other fields, accounting for over 90% of zirconium consumption; second, zirconium metal, merely sharing 3-4% of zirconium consumption for the present, of which, 90% used in the arena of nuclear reactor and special nuclear materials, being high-end products of the zirconium industry.

Zirconium Silicate

Zirconium silicate is an upstream primary product and mainly finds application in ceramic products. The capacity of zirconium silicate in China was close to 400 kilotons in 2010; and more than 40 manufacturers are mainly concentrated in major ceramic production areas such as Fujian, Guangdong and Shandong.

Zirconium Oxychloride

As a significant zirconium intermediate product, Zirconium Oxychloride has been mainly in producing zirconium dioxide, zirconium sulfate, zirconium carbonate and other zirconium chemicals. In 2011, there were a total of over 20 zirconium oxychloride manufacturers in China, with total industrial capacity surpassing 260 kilotons. Since 2011, as export increases, the product price has also seen sustained growth, till May 2011, the price gap between zirconium oxychloride and zirconium sand had soared to RMB15,000/ton from RMB8,000/ton.

Zirconium Dioxide

Zirconium dioxide, as a sort of important zirconium chemical, gets chiefly utilized in ceramics, glass, refractory materials, etc. In recent years, the capacity of zirconium dioxide in China has seen dramatic expansion, especially in high-purity zirconium dioxide. Key domestic producers include Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech Co., Ltd., Changzhou Baolong Chemicals Co., Ltd., Zhejiang Shenghua Biok Biology Co., Ltd., Zibo Guangtong Chemical Co., Ltd., etc., of which, the 6-kiloton high-purity zirconium dioxide project built by Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech in 2009 went into operation in 2011.

Zirconium Sponge

Zirconium sponge basically refers to industrial-grade zirconium sponge and nuclear-grade zirconium sponge, both of which are considered as the high-end product in the zirconium industry chain. In China, industrial zirconium sponge plays a leading role in domestic production of zirconium sponge. In 2011, the total capacity of domestic industrial- and firearms-grade zirconium sponge reached 2.2 kilotons, involving five major manufacturers, namely, Chaoyang Parkson Titanium Industry Co., Ltd., Baoti Huashen Titanium Industry Co., Ltd., CITIC Jinzhou Metal Co., Ltd., etc. In the field of nuclear zirconium sponge, Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech possesses annual capacity of 150 tons, and State Nuclear Baoti Zirconium Industry Co., Ltd. has implemented the first working procedure for its nuclear-grade zirconium production line, while others all remain in the project construction stage.


1.1 Features of Zirconium Metal
1.2 Application of Zirconium Products
1.3 Industrial Chain


2.1 Reserve and Distribution of Zirconium Resources Worldwide
2.2 Supply and Demand of Zirconium Sand Worldwide
2.3 Supply and Demand of Metal Zirconium Worldwide


3.1 Reserves and Distribution of Zirconium Resources in China
3.2 Management System of Chinese Zirconium Industry
3.3 Major Policies and Regulations of Chinese Zirconium Industry


4.1 Traditional Zirconium Product
  4.1.1 Zirconium Silicate
  4.1.2 Zirconium Oxychloride
  4.1.3 Zirconium Dioxide
4.2 Zirconium Metal Products
4.3 Emerging Zirconium Products


5.1 Import
5.2 Export


6.1 Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech Co., Ltd
  6.1.1 Profile
  6.1.2 Operation
  6.1.3 Investment
6.2 Sino Dragon New Energy Holdings Limited
  6.2.1 Profile
  6.2.2 Operation
  6.2.3 Investment
6.3 Zhejiang Shenghua Biok Biology Co, Ltd.
  6.3.1 Profile
  6.3.2 Operation
6.4 Jiangxi Kingan Hi-tech Company Limited
  6.4.1 Profile
  6.4.2 Operation
  6.4.3 Investment
6.5 Baoti Huashen Titanium Industry Co., Ltd.
  6.5.1 Profile
  6.5.2 Operation
6.6 CITIC Jinzhou Metal Co., Ltd.
  6.6.1 Profile
  6.6.2 Operation
6.7 Zibo Guangtong Chemical Co., Ltd.
  6.7.1 Profile
  6.7.2 Operation
6.8 Shandong Shenzhou Zirconium Industry Co., Ltd.
  6.8.1 Profile
  6.8.2 Operation
6.9 Aohan Huatai Metal Industry Co., Ltd.
  6.9.1 Profile
  6.9.2 Operation
6.10 Others
  6.10.1 Shanghai Gaotai
  6.10.2 State Nuclear Baoti Zirconium Industry Co., Ltd.


Main Applications of Zirconium Products
Zirconium Industrial Chain
Zirconium Resource Reserve Distribution Worldwide in 2010
Output of Zirconium Sand by Country, 2010
Global Leading Zirconium Sand Suppliers, 2010
Consumption Structure of Zirconium Sand by Region Worldwide, 2010
Worldwide Capacity of Sponge Zirconium by Country, 2010
Major Industrial Policies on the Development of Chinese Zirconium Industry
Distribution of Zirconium Silicate Output in China, 2009
Price of Foshan Zirconium Silicate, 2006-2012
Demand for Zirconium from Downstream Sectors in China, 2010
Consumption of Zirconium Silicate (Including Zirconium Oxide and Granule Zircon) in Chinese Ceramic Industry, 2005-2015E
Capacity of Main Zirconium Oxychloride Manufacturers in China, 2011
Export Volume of Zirconium Oxychloride in China, 2005-2011
Consumption Structure of Zirconium Dioxide in China, 2010
Output of Major Zirconium Dioxide Manufacturers in China, 2009
Capacities of Main Zirconium Sponge Manufacturers in China, 2011
Capacity Planning of Main Nuclear-grade Zirconium Sponge Manufacturers in China, 2010
Demand of Nuclear-grade Zirconium Sponge in China, 2000-2015E
Import Volume of Zircon Sand in China, 2005-2011
Structure of Zircon Sand Import Volume in China (by Country), 2011
Price of Imported Zircon Sand Concentrate in China, 1997-2011
Export Volume of Zirconium Chemicals in China, 2006-2011
Export Volume of Zirconium Metal and Zirconium Metal Product in China, 2006-2011
Production Bases and Leading Products of Orient Zirconic
Capacities of Main Zirconium Products of Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech Co., Ltd, 2011
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech Co., Ltd, 2007-2011
Operating Revenue Structure of Guangdong Orient Zirconic Ind Sci & Tech Co., Ltd. (by Product), 2008-2011
Expansion Projects of Orient Zirconic, 2011-2012
Operating Revenue and Net Income (Loss) of Asia Zirconium, 2007-2011
Revenue of Asia Zirconium by Divisions, 2009-2011
Operating Revenue and Net Income of Shenghua Biok, 2007-2011
Operating Revenue of Shenghua Biok by Product, 2008-2011
Capacity of Zirconium Products of Kingan Hi-tech, 2010
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Kingan Hi-tech, 2004-2008
Operating Revenue and Operating Income of Huashen Titanium, 2009-2010
Operating Revenue and Total Profit of Jinzhou Metal, 2004-2008
Operating Revenue of Guangtong Chemical, 2004-2009

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