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Global Magnets and Magnetic Materials Industry

  • June 2014
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This report analyzes the worldwide markets for Magnets and Magnetic Materials in US$ Million by the following Product Segments: Soft Magnetic Materials (Soft Ferrite, & Electrical Steel), and Permanent Magnetic Materials (Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite, Samarium Cobalt Magnets, & NdFeB Magnets). The report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Latin America, and Rest of World. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2013 through 2020. Also, a seven-year historic analysis is provided for these markets. Market data and analytics are derived from primary and secondary research. Company profiles are primarily based on public domain information including company URLs. The report profiles 190 companies including many key and niche players such as -

Advanced Technology & Materials Co., Ltd.
Beijing Jingci Magnetism Technology Co.
Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.
BGRIMM Magnetic Materials & Technology Co. Ltd.
Electron Energy Corp.

Table Of Contents

Global Magnets and Magnetic Materials Industry



I. INTRODUCTION, METHODOLOGY and PRODUCT DEFINITIONS

Study Reliability and Reporting Limitations I-1
Disclaimers I-2
Data Interpretation and Reporting Level I-2
Quantitative Techniques and Analytics I-3
Product Definitions and Scope of Study I-3


II. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

1. INDUSTRY OVERVIEW II-1
Magnets and Magnetic Materials: A Prelude II-1
Impact of the 2007-2009 Recession in Retrospect II-2
Current Recovery in the Global Economy Fuels Demand Growth in
the Market II-3
Table 1: World Real GDP Growth Rates in % (2012-2015):
Breakdown by Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-4

Table 2: World GDP (2013): Percentage Share Breakdown of
Nominal GDP Value by Country (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-5
China: The Largest Producer and Consumer of Magnets and Magnetic
Materials II-5
Table 3: Global Rare Earth Elements Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Production by Country - Australia, China,
India, USA and Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6

Table 4: Global Rare Earth Metals Market (2013): Percentage
Share Breakdown of Consumption by End-Use Applications -
Catalysts, Magnets, Metal Alloys, Phosphorus, Polishing and
Others (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-6
Market Outlook II-7

2. MARKET TRENDS and DRIVERS II-8
Engineering Focus On Permanent Magnet Machines and Drives to
Benefit Market Growth II-8
Demand for Permanent Magnets Gather Steam II-9
Hexagonal Ferrites Open New Opportunities in Multiferroic
Applications II-9
Development of Advanced Magnetic Materials Open New Avenues
for Growth II-10
Soaring World Aircraft Demand Drives Growth in the Market II-11
Strong Automotive Production in Developing Countries Augurs
Well for the Market II-12
Opportunity Indicator II-13
Table 5: Global Automotive (Commercial Vehicles and Passenger
Cars) Market: Breakdown of Annual Sales (in '000 Units) by
Region/Country (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-13
Novel Automotive Sensing Applications Spur Consumption of
Magnetic Materials II-14
Increasing Use of Sensors in Smartphones Opens a New Window
of Opportunity II-14
Demand for Permanent Magnet Generator in the Renewable Energy
Sector Spurs Growth II-15
Measurement of Opportunity in the Wind Energy Sector II-16
Table 6: World Installed Base of Wind Energy (In Megawatts)
by Geographic Region for Years 2012 and 2017F (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-16
Robust HDD Shipments Spur Sales of Neodymium Magnets II-17
Hybrid Vehicles Spur Consumption of Magnets II-17
Healthcare Sector: A Lucrative New End-Use Market II-17
Shortage of Rare Earth Elements (REE): A Key Challenge II-18
Table 7: Global Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Market (2013):
Percentage Breakdown of Market Share by Application (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-18
Shortage of Rare-Earth Minerals Encourages Development of
Rare-Earth Free Permanent Magnets II-19
Neodymium Magnets Grow in Popularity II-19
Powder-based Soft Magnetic Components to Witness Growth II-20

3. PRODUCT OVERVIEW II-21
Magnet: A Definition II-21
Characteristics of Magnets II-21
A Glance at Developmental History II-22
Types of Magnets II-22
Permanent Magnet II-22
Types of Permanent Magnets II-23
Alnico Magnets II-23
Samarium Cobalt Magnets II-23
Neodymium Magnets and Magnetic Materials II-23
Neodymium Iron Boron Magnets II-24
Ceramic/Flexible/Ferrite Magnets II-25
Temporary Magnets II-25
Electromagnets II-26
Electrical Steel II-26
Other Types of Magnets II-26
Injection-Molded Magnets II-26
Flexible Magnets II-26
Rare-Earth Magnets II-26
Single-Chain Magnets (SCMs) and Single- Molecule Magnets (SMMs) II-27
Medical Applications of Magnets II-27
Magnetism - An Introduction II-27
Magnetism II-27
Various Types of Magnetism II-28
Diamagnetism II-28
Paramagnetism II-28
Ferromagnetism II-28
Antiferromagnetism II-29
Ferrimagnetism II-29
Magnetic Materials II-29
Fundamentals of Magnetic Materials II-29
Classification of Magnetic Materials II-30
A. Soft Magnetic Materials II-30
General Applications of Soft Magnetic Materials II-30
Classification of Soft Magnetic Materials II-31
Crystalline Material: Soft Ferrite II-31
Manufacturing Process II-32
Classification of Soft Ferrites II-32
Manganese-Zinc Ferrites II-32
Nickel-Zinc Ferrites II-32
Properties of Soft Ferrites II-32
Advantages of Soft Ferrites II-33
Limitations II-33
Applications of Soft Ferrites II-33
Crystalline Material: Electrical Steel II-33
Classification of Electrical Steels II-33
The Soft Iron II-33
Fe-Si Alloys II-34
Structure of Electrical Steels II-34
Applications II-34
Fe-Al alloys II-34
Nanocrystalline Material: Amorphous Magnetic Alloys II-35
Manufacturing Process II-35
Bulk Amorphous Alloys II-35
Advantages of Amorphous Alloys II-35
Limitations of Amorphous Alloys II-35
Applications of Amorphous Alloys II-36
Nanocrystalline Soft Magnetic Alloy II-36
Manufacturing Process II-36
Advantages II-36
Limitations II-36
B. Permanent Magnetic Materials II-37
General Applications of Permanent Magnetic Materials II-37
Table 8: Worldwide Permanent Magnet Production (2013):
Percentage Breakdown by Product Segments - Ferrites,
NdFeB, SmCo and Alnico (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-37
Classification of Permanent Magnetic Materials II-38
Alnico Magnets II-38
Types of Alnico Magnets II-38
Cast Alnico Magnet II-38
Characteristics of Cast Alnico Magnet II-39
Sintered Alnico Magnet II-39
Characteristics of Sintered Alnico Magnet II-39
Advantages II-39
Limitations II-39
Applications of Alnico Magnets II-39
Hard Ferrite II-39
Characteristics of Ferrites II-40
Manufacturing Process II-40
Properties of Ceramic Ferrite II-41
Sintered Hard Ferrite Magnets II-41
Advantages of Hard Ferrites II-41
Limitations of Hard Ferrites II-41
Applications of Hard Ferrites II-41
Rare Earth Permanent Magnets II-41
Samarium Cobalt Magnets II-42
Types of SmCo II-42
Properties of SmCo II-42
Sintered SmCo II-43
Advantages of SmCo II-43
Limitations of SmCo II-43
Applications of Samarium Cobalt Magnets II-43
Neodymium-Iron-Boron (NdFeB) Magnets II-43
Properties of NdFeB II-43
Advantages of NdFeB Magnets II-44
Disadvantages of NdFeB Magnets II-44
General Applications of NdFeB Magnets II-44
Types of NdFeB Magnets II-44
Sintered NdFeB Magnets: II-44
Applications of Sintered NdFeB: II-44
Bonded NdFeB II-44
Applications of Bonded NdFeB: II-44

4. END-USE APPLICATIONS II-45
Automotive Industry II-45
In Hybrid Vehicles II-45
Data Storage II-46
As Magnetic Tapes II-46
As Magnetic Disks II-46
Medical Technology/Industry II-46
Magnetic Nanomaterials in Biomedical Community II-46
Aerospace II-47
Electronic, Electrical and Instrumentation II-47
In Generators, Transformers, and Motors II-48
As Electric Motors II-48
As Sensors II-48
Industrial Machinery II-49
As Lifting Frames II-49
As Mechanical Tools II-49
As Magnetic Sweepers II-49
As Brakes and Clutches II-49
In Separation and Sorting Process II-50
In SwitchMode DC-DC converters II-50
Power Generation Systems II-50
Security Devices II-50
Others II-50
As Magnetic Signboard II-50
As Nano-magnetic Materials II-51
Recent and Potential Applications II-51
Maglev Trains II-51
Magnetic Braking System II-51
Missiles With Magnetic Forces II-52
Shoes With Magnetic Control Systems II-52
Ferrite-Bead Inductor II-52

5. TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS II-53
Nanomagnetics - A Blockbuster in Development II-53
MRAM Technology - The Future of Memory Devices II-53
Microwave Electronic Technology - A New Method for Magnetic
Thin-Film Characterization II-53
Magnetic Stainless Steel Stimulates Bone Growth in Prosthetic
Implants II-54
Soft Magnetic Composite Materials: A New Facet in Soft Magnetics II-54

6. PRODUCT INNOVATIONS/INTRODUCTIONS II-55
Master Magnetics to Introduce Over 250 Magnets II-55
Eriez Launches Tube Magnets II-55
Coto Technology Introduces MEMS-Based Magnetic Switch II-55
Fujitsu Launches New Simulation Technology for Designing
Magnetic Materials II-55
PAWCATUCK, CT USA andndash; Lehvoss Introduces LUVOCOM[R]
Detectables II-55
Magnetic Products Launches Hybrid Power Booster Magnets II-55
Enpirion Unveils a New Magnetic Alloy II-55
Eriez Launches Sophisticated Technology for Magnets II-56
Industrial Magnetics Introduces 4JIT Rare-Earth Bullet Magnet II-56
Toshiba Launches China-Free Rare-Earth Magnet II-56

7. RECENT INDUSTRY ACTIVITY II-57
Hitachi Metals to Provide Magnetic Materials Solutions to HEV
/EV Technologies II-57
Hitachi Metals Inks Patent License Agreement with Advanced
Technology and Materials II-57
Hitachi Metals Inks Patent License Agreements with Ningbo
Yunsheng II-57
Molycorp Takes Over Neo Material II-57
Department of Energy to Invest in Electron Energy's Rare Earth
Magnet Research II-57
MicroSense Orders for MRAM Magnetic Metrology Systems II-57
Shin-Etsu Chemical to Establish Two Silicone Based
Manufacturing Companies II-58
Compass Diversified Takes Over Arnold Magnetic Technologies II-58
Shin-Etsu Establishes Shin-Etsu (Changting) Technology Co II-58

8. FOCUS ON SELECT GLOBAL PLAYERS II-59
Advanced Technology and Materials Co., Ltd. (China) II-59
Beijing Jingci Magnetism Technology Co. (China) II-59
Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan Hi-Tech Co., Ltd. (China) II-60
BGRIMM Magnetic Materials and Technology Co. Ltd. (China) II-60
Electron Energy Corp. (US) II-60
Hitachi Metals Ltd. (Japan) II-61
Hitachi Metals America Ltd (US) II-62
Hengdian Group DMEGC Magnetics Co., Ltd. (China) II-62
Hoosier Magnetics Inc. (US) II-62
Jiashan Pengcheng Magnets Co Ltd (China) II-63
JFE Ferrite Corporation (Japan) II-63
Magnetics, Inc. (US) II-63
Master Magnetics, Inc. (US) II-63
Molycorp (US) II-64
Ningbo Ketian Magnet Co., Ltd (China) II-64
Ningbo Permanent Magnetics Co Ltd (China) II-64
Ningbo Vastsky Magnetic Co., Ltd (China) II-65
Ningbo Yunsheng Hi-Tech Magnetics Co Ltd (China) II-65
Shin-Etsu Chemical Co., Ltd. (Japan) II-66
TDK Corp. (Japan) II-66
Thomas and Skinner, Inc. (US) II-66
ThyssenKrupp Electrical Steel (Germany) II-66
Tridus Magnetics and Assemblies (US) II-67
Vacuumschmelze GmbH and Co. KG (Germany) II-67

9. GLOBAL MARKET PERSPECTIVE II-68
Table 9: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Soft
Magnetic Materials by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-68

Table 10: World Historic Review for Soft Magnetic Materials by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-69

Table 11: World 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for
Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-70

Table 12: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Soft Ferrite by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe,
Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of
World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures
in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-71

Table 13: World Historic Review for Soft Ferrite by Geographic
Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-72

Table 14: World 15-Year Perspective for Soft Ferrite by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-73

Table 15: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Electrical Steel by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-74

Table 16: World Historic Review for Electrical Steel by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-75

Table 17: World 15-Year Perspective for Electrical Steel by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-76

Table 18: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-77

Table 19: World Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-78

Table 20: World 15-Year Perspective for Permanent Magnets by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-79

Table 21: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Alnico Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-80

Table 22: World Historic Review for Alnico Magnets by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-81

Table 23: World 15-Year Perspective for Alnico Magnets by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-82

Table 24: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Hard Ferrite Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-83

Table 25: World Historic Review for Hard Ferrite Magnets by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-84

Table 26: World 15-Year Perspective for Hard Ferrite Magnets
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-85

Table 27: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Samarium Cobalt Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada,
Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America
and Rest of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-86

Table 28: World Historic Review for Samarium Cobalt Magnets by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-87

Table 29: World 15-Year Perspective for Samarium Cobalt
Magnets by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar
Sales for US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding
Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-88

Table 30: World Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
NdFeB Magnets by Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan,
Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest
of World Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) II-89

Table 31: World Historic Review for NdFeB Magnets by
Geographic Region - US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific
(Excluding Japan), Latin America and Rest of World Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) II-90

Table 32: World 15-Year Perspective for NdFeB Magnets by
Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific (Excluding Japan),
Latin America and Rest of World Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) II-91


III. MARKET

1. THE UNITED STATES III-1
A.Market Analysis III-1
Outlook III-1
Recovery in Electrical Steel Demand in US Offsets Weak
Global Demand III-1
Evolution of Magnetic Materials Industry in the US III-1
Challenges . III-2
Strong Presence of China III-2
Plant Closures: III-2
Consolidation: III-2
Inadequate RandD Investments: III-2
Relocation to Low-cost China: III-3
Prices Upsurge: III-3
Dependency: III-3
Others: III-3
Strategies to Tackle the Chinese Challenge III-3
Research and Development Activities III-4
New Technologies and Research Innovations in Field of
Magnetic Materials III-4
Innovative Manganese-Gallium Magnetic Material III-4
REACT Program for Ending Dependency of US on China for
Rare Earths III-4
Monte Carlo Study: Spin Transport in Magnetic Materials III-5
A Study for Finding Alternative Permanent Magnetic Materials III-5
Researchers Unveil a New Material with 'Liquid' Magnetic
Properties III-5
NHMFL Tests Highest Field DC Magnet III-6
Nanoporous Ceramics to Split Proteins Magnetically III-6
Magnetic Nanoparticles Developed for Catalysts Recovery III-7
Ames Develops World's First Magnetic Refrigerator III-7
Grain-Size Magnetic Sensor Detects Changes in Magnetic Field III-7
Plastic Magnets to Influence Future Electronics III-8
Product Launches III-8
Strategic Corporate Developments III-9
Select Players in the US III-10
B.Market Analytics III-14
Table 33: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite
and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-14

Table 34: The US Historic Review for Soft Magnetic Materials
by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-15

Table 35: The US 15-year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-16

Table 36: The US Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard
Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-17

Table 37: The US Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-18

Table 38: The US 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-19

2. CANADA III-20
A.Market Analysis III-20
Outlook III-20
Neo Material Technologies, Inc.- A Key Player III-20
B.Market Analytics III-21
Table 39: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft
Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-21

Table 40: Canadian Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical
Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-22

Table 41: Canadian 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-23

Table 42: Canadian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets,
Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB
Magnets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-24

Table 43: Canadian Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-25

Table 44: Canadian 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-26

3. JAPAN III-27
A.Market Analysis III-27
Outlook III-27
Japan: A Major Producer of Neodymium Magnets III-27
Table 45: Japanese Market for Sintered NdFeB (2013):
Percentage Breakdown by End-Use Applications III-27
Japan Losing Ground on Soft Ferrites III-27
Neodymium Magnets Replace Traditional Components in Motors III-28
Research and Development Activity III-28
Study to Reduce Use of Dysprosium in Neodymium Magnets III-28
Development of High Performance Anisotropic Nanocomposite
Magnets with Low Rare Earth Metal Composition III-28
Development of Alternative Permanent Magnetic Materials III-29
Magnetic Steel Sheets to Lower Transformer Power Losses III-29
Product launch III-29
Strategic Corporate Activity III-30
Select Players in Japan III-30
B.Market Analytics III-32
Table 46: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft
Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-32

Table 47: Japanese Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical
Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-33

Table 48: Japanese 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-34

Table 49: Japanese Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets,
Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB
Magnets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-35

Table 50: Japanese Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-36

Table 51: Japanese 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-37

4. EUROPE III-38
A.Market Analysis III-38
Outlook III-38
Research and Development Activity III-38
Researchers Create Largest Magnetic Anisotropy Energy on
Cobalt III-38
B.Market Analytics III-39
Table 52: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Soft Magnetic Materials by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-39

Table 53: European Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, The
UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-40

Table 54: European 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-41

Table 55: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft
Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013
through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-42

Table 56: European Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical
Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-43

Table 57: European 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-44

Table 58: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Permanent Magnets by Geographic Region - France,
Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia and Rest of Europe
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-45

Table 59: European Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Geographic Region - France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain,
Russia and Rest of Europe Markets Independently Analyzed
with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006
through 2012 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-46

Table 60: European 15-Year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Geographic Region - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for France, Germany, Italy, The UK, Spain, Russia and Rest
of Europe Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-47

Table 61: European Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis
for Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets,
Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB
Magnets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-48

Table 62: European Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-49

Table 63: European 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-50

4a. FRANCE III-51
A.Market Analysis III-51
Outlook III-51
B.Market Analytics III-51
Table 64: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite
and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-51

Table 65: French Historic Review for Soft Magnetic Materials
by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-52

Table 66: French 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-53

Table 67: French Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard
Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-54

Table 68: French Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-55

Table 69: French 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-56

4b. GERMANY III-57
A.Market Analysis III-57
Outlook III-57
Research and Development Activity III-57
Nanotubes Stack Magnetic Materials for HD Storage Devices III-57
Select Players in Germany III-57
B.Market Analytics III-59
Table 70: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite
and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-59

Table 71: German Historic Review for Soft Magnetic Materials
by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-60

Table 72: German 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-61

Table 73: German Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard
Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-62

Table 74: German Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-63

Table 75: German 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-64

4c. ITALY III-65
A.Market Analysis III-65
Outlook III-65
B.Market Analytics III-65
Table 76: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite
and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-65

Table 77: Italian Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical
Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-66

Table 78: Italian 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-67

Table 79: Italian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard
Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-68

Table 80: Italian Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-69

Table 81: Italian 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-70

4d. THE UNITED KINGDOM III-71
A.Market Analysis III-71
Outlook III-71
The UK Magnetic Industry III-71
Market Snapshots III-71
Limitations III-71
Opportunities III-72
UK Magnet Industry Faces Competition from Far East III-72
Research and Development Activities III-73
New Film with Magnetostrictive Properties III-73
Terahertz Magnetism Produced from Non-magnetic Materials III-73
Magnetic Glassfibre for Use in Electric Motors III-73
New Findings Demonstrate a Speed Limit to Magnetic Recording III-73
UK University Develops World's First Plastic Magnet III-74
Magdev Ltd. - A Major UK Player III-74
B.Market Analytics III-75
Table 82: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for Soft
Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and
Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-75

Table 83: UK Historic Review for Soft Magnetic Materials by
Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-76

Table 84: UK 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic Materials
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets for Years
2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-77

Table 85: UK Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard
Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-78

Table 86: UK Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-79

Table 87: UK 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales for
Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-80

4e. SPAIN III-81
A.Market Analysis III-81
Outlook III-81
B.Market Analytics III-81
Table 88: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite
and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-81

Table 89: Spanish Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical
Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-82

Table 90: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-83

Table 91: Spanish Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard
Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-84

Table 92: Spanish Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-85

Table 93: Spanish 15-Year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-86

4f. RUSSIA III-87
A.Market Analysis III-87
Outlook III-87
B.Market Analytics III-87
Table 94: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite
and Electrical Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with
Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-87

Table 95: Russian Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical
Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-88

Table 96: Russian 15-Year Perspective for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of
Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets
for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-89

Table 97: Russian Recent Past, Current and Future Analysis for
Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard
Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets
Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in
US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-90

Table 98: Russian Historic Review for Permanent Magnets by
Product Segment - Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets,
Samarium Cobalt Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets
Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$
Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-91

Table 99: Russian 15-year Perspective for Permanent Magnets
by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown of Dollar Sales
for Alnico Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt
Magnets and NdFeB Magnets Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and
2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-92

4g. REST OF EUROPE III-93
A.Market Analysis III-93
Outlook III-93
B.Market Analytics III-93
Table 100: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Soft Magnetic Materials by Product Segment -
Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel Markets Independently
Analyzed with Annual Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years
2013 through 2020 (includes corresponding Graph/Chart) III-93

Table 101: Rest of Europe Historic Review for Soft Magnetic
Materials by Product Segment - Soft Ferrite and Electrical
Steel Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual Sales
Figures in US$ Million for Years 2006 through 2012 (includes
corresponding Graph/Chart) III-94

Table 102: Rest of Europe 15-Year Perspective for Soft
Magnetic Materials by Product Segment - Percentage Breakdown
of Dollar Sales for Soft Ferrite and Electrical Steel
Markets for Years 2006, 2014 and 2020 (includes corresponding
Graph/Chart) III-95

Table 103: Rest of Europe Recent Past, Current and Future
Analysis for Permanent Magnets by Product Segment - Alnico
Magnets, Hard Ferrite Magnets, Samarium Cobalt Magnets and
NdFeB Magnets Markets Independently Analyzed with Annual
Sales Figures in US$ Million for Years 2013 through 2020
(includes correspon

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