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Harder J.,OneStone Consulting Group GmbH
Aufbereitungs-Technik/Mineral Processing | Year: 2010

Australia's economic development is remarkably positive in comparison to other OECD countries. The mining industry, characterised by the exploitation of coal, iron ore, gold and diamonds as well as such base metals as copper, plays a leading role in this development. In Australia the world's biggest mining companies are active: BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Xstrata, Anglo American, Vale, Barrick Gold and many others. What is special about Australia, who are the most important mining companies, how are mineral production figures developing and what export results are achieved? The following report provides numerous answers. Source


Harder J.,OneStone Consulting Group GmbH
ZKG International | Year: 2010

The main trends concerning grinding processes in the cement industry are still higher efficiency, reduction of the power consumption and system simplicity. In the case of new orders, vertical mills have increased their share to over 60 % and ball mills have fallen to less than 30 %. It is somewhat surprising that the number of different grinding processes and mill types used by the industry have increased rather than decreased. The throughput capacities of the employed mills have risen, but in some cases this has brought machines, e.g. gear units, to the limit of their capabilities. In the cement industry, the use of separate grinding plants is currently showing a two-digit annual growth rate. The number of mill vendors has also increased and the competitive pressure has intensified. Source


Harder J.,OneStone Consulting Group GmbH
ZKG International | Year: 2010

The cement producers are expecting to emerge stronger from the current economic crisis. However, the fact is that the preconditions for the companies vary widely and that, as in sport, there are losers as well as winners. On the other hand, the forecasts in the business reports of even the leading cement companies contain only relatively vague predictions. To create a well-founded database on this subject the OneStone Consulting Group has carried out a new market study to make a thorough analysis of the world cement market covering over 100 cement-producing countries [1]. The current cement consumption figures for 2009 are used, the imports and exports are highlighted and the further development of cement production capacity figures and capacity utilization figures is examined. The way the market potential will unfold in the future is very important for plant suppliers. Source


Harder J.,OneStone Consulting Group GmbH
Aufbereitungs-Technik/Mineral Processing | Year: 2011

Nearly all the currently operational rare earth mines are in China. Global demand is growing at an almost two-digit rate, but Peking is progressively cutting back its exports. Supply is correspondingly tight and speculators are additionally driving raw materials prices to new heights. However, it is wrong to blame China for the current problems. Western countries shut down most mines in the 1990s although sufficient resources are still available. Now a change of direction is taking place and numerous new mining projects are being planned. In 2011 the first new rare earths production operation is coming on line. But the development of capacities to meet global demand is going to be a race against time because China's needs are also increasing and the country could soon become an importer. Source


In recent years, no other country in South East Asia has experienced such dynamic development as Vietnam. Its economic growth is only slighdy lower than those of China and India. Since 2001, the average annual growth in cement consumption has been approx. 12.5 %. Vietnam managed this rate of growth without resorting to a high rate of importation. This feat was achieved by a cement industry that had been in a state of devastation in 1975, the year in which North and South Vietnam were reunited. In 2010, cement production capacity is set to reach a figure of 78 million t/a.This means that Vietnam will possess significantly more capacity than actually necessary for covering its own requirements. This report describes the consequences of this situation and oudines the overall development of the cement industry. Source

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