ICDA in the Media

2018

ICDA Chromium 2018 and forthcoming event in Zimbabwe: 35 years of ICDA (MySteel)
Thursday, 6th December 2018
11月6日, 国际铬业协会(ICDA)在内蒙古包头举办了为期3天的2018年铬业年会。 在过去的一年里,中国以铬铁和不锈钢产量双双超过其他国家产量的实力巩固了其作为该二种产品的驱动力地位。随着中国会员数量的增加以及国内铬工业的发展,ICDA这个来源于铬工业并致力于服务于该行业的组织也将定期在中国举办会议。
ICDA Chromium 2018 and forthcoming event in Zimbabwe: 35 years of ICDA (MySteel)
Thursday, 06 Dec Year
11月6日, 国际铬业协会(ICDA)在内蒙古包头举办了为期3天的2018年铬业年会。 在过去的一年里,中国以铬铁和不锈钢产量双双超过其他国家产量的实力巩固了其作为该二种产品的驱动力地位。随着中国会员数量的增加以及国内铬工业的发展,ICDA这个来源于铬工业并致力于服务于该行业的组织也将定期在中国举办会议。
Couldn't make it to Baotou to the ICDA conference? We share our notes! (Part 1) (Metalshub)
Friday, 23rd November 2018
Sebastian Kreft, Managing Director of Metalshub, participated in the ICDA conference in Baotou from 6-8th of November 2018. It is quite a trip to get to Baotou! But given that the entire chrome industry gathers, it was definitely worth it. Here are the author’s personal notes and key takeaways.
Couldn't make it to Baotou to the ICDA conference? We share our notes! (Part 1) (Metalshub)
Friday, 23 Nov Year
Sebastian Kreft, Managing Director of Metalshub, participated in the ICDA conference in Baotou from 6-8th of November 2018. It is quite a trip to get to Baotou! But given that the entire chrome industry gathers, it was definitely worth it. Here are the author’s personal notes and key takeaways.
2018 ICDA CONF: Five things we learned in Baotou (Metal Bulletin)
Monday, 19th November 2018
Fastmarkets summarizes five key points we learned from the 2018 International Chromium Development Association Conference in Baotou, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, over November 6-8.
2018 ICDA CONF: Five things we learned in Baotou (Metal Bulletin)
Monday, 19 Nov Year
Fastmarkets summarizes five key points we learned from the 2018 International Chromium Development Association Conference in Baotou, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, over November 6-8.
CHROMIUM 2018: Foundry chromite market 'on the cusp' as bearish sentiment persists
Friday, 16th November 2018
After a year characterised by supply tightness and high prices, the widespread perception among participants is that the foundry chromite market may be about to turn.  Participants active in the foundry grade chromite sector have suggested that the market may be experiencing a change in direction, with supply reacting to meet demand after a year of shortages and rising prices.
CHROMIUM 2018: Foundry chromite market 'on the cusp' as bearish sentiment persists
Friday, 16 Nov Year
After a year characterised by supply tightness and high prices, the widespread perception among participants is that the foundry chromite market may be about to turn.  Participants active in the foundry grade chromite sector have suggested that the market may be experiencing a change in direction, with supply reacting to meet demand after a year of shortages and rising prices.
2018 ICDA CONF: Oversupply to haunt chrome industry in the short term (Metal Bulletin)
Thursday, 15th November 2018
Expansions in chrome capacity over the next five years will lead to a global oversupply in the short term, Fastmarkets learned at the 2018 International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) Conference in Baotou, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on November 6-8.
2018 ICDA CONF: Oversupply to haunt chrome industry in the short term (Metal Bulletin)
Thursday, 15 Nov Year
Expansions in chrome capacity over the next five years will lead to a global oversupply in the short term, Fastmarkets learned at the 2018 International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) Conference in Baotou, China’s Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region on November 6-8.
Chromium: Roskill discusses changing supply structures at the ICDA in Baotou, Inner Mongolia (Roskill)
Thursday, 15th November 2018
From the 6th to the 8th of November 2018, the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) held its annual open meeting in Baotou, China. The conference proceedings focussed on the development of the stainless steel industry in China, including growing ferrochrome capacity which is benefitting from cheaper electricity costs in Inner Mongolia.
Chromium: Roskill discusses changing supply structures at the ICDA in Baotou, Inner Mongolia (Roskill)
Thursday, 15 Nov Year
From the 6th to the 8th of November 2018, the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) held its annual open meeting in Baotou, China. The conference proceedings focussed on the development of the stainless steel industry in China, including growing ferrochrome capacity which is benefitting from cheaper electricity costs in Inner Mongolia.
CHROMIUM 2018: Spreads in chemical-grade chromite under the spotlight (Industrial Minerals)
Monday, 12th November 2018
Market participants active in the chemical chromite sector are assessing the performance of spreads between 43-44% UG2 chemical grade and higher purity 46% chromite prices, to gauge whether spreads may close again in the coming months.
CHROMIUM 2018: Spreads in chemical-grade chromite under the spotlight (Industrial Minerals)
Monday, 12 Nov Year
Market participants active in the chemical chromite sector are assessing the performance of spreads between 43-44% UG2 chemical grade and higher purity 46% chromite prices, to gauge whether spreads may close again in the coming months.

2017

On-The-Air (Creamer Media)
Friday, 10th November 2017
Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Kamwendo: South Africa’s loss of the top global ferrochrome spot to China has been selfinflicted. Creamer: It was very sad and also very happy occasion this week when we had the 33rd Chromium Conference in Johannesburg. Sitting on my right were French people and on my left Belgium people and in the distance were Chinese and Indian people all packing the Hyatt to look at chrome. 
On-The-Air (Creamer Media)
Friday, 10 Nov Year
Every Friday morning, SAfm’s AMLive’s radio anchor Sakina Kamwendo speaks to Martin Creamer, publishing editor of Engineering News and Mining Weekly. Reported here is this Friday’s At the Coalface transcript: Kamwendo: South Africa’s loss of the top global ferrochrome spot to China has been selfinflicted. Creamer: It was very sad and also very happy occasion this week when we had the 33rd Chromium Conference in Johannesburg. Sitting on my right were French people and on my left Belgium people and in the distance were Chinese and Indian people all packing the Hyatt to look at chrome. 
South Africa crucial to global chrome supply, Chromium 2017 hears (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 10th November 2017
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa is an irreplaceable global supplier of chrome ore and ferrochrome, which is, in turn, an irreplaceable component of China-dominated stainless steel production, global delegates to last week’s well-attended Chromium 2017 conference heard. South Africa, as the dominant global chrome producer, last year delivered half of the world’s production of chrome ore.
South Africa crucial to global chrome supply, Chromium 2017 hears (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 10 Nov Year
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – South Africa is an irreplaceable global supplier of chrome ore and ferrochrome, which is, in turn, an irreplaceable component of China-dominated stainless steel production, global delegates to last week’s well-attended Chromium 2017 conference heard. South Africa, as the dominant global chrome producer, last year delivered half of the world’s production of chrome ore.
South Africa hosts the 33rd Chromium Conference (Mining Weekly)
Wednesday, 8th November 2017
The 33rd Chromium Conference took place in Johannesburg this wee with a record number of 260 delegates from across the world. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the headlines from the event.
South Africa hosts the 33rd Chromium Conference (Mining Weekly)
Wednesday, 08 Nov Year
The 33rd Chromium Conference took place in Johannesburg this wee with a record number of 260 delegates from across the world. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the headlines from the event.
Zimbabwe invites investment in underground chrome mining (Mining Weekly)
Wednesday, 8th November 2017
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Zimbabwe on Wednesday invited chrome mining investors to focus on underground chromium operations rather than cheaper strip mining operations, from which most of the country’s chromium ore is currently extracted. In a keynote opening address to the packed thirty-third Chromium Conference, Zimbabwe’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development Munesushe Munodawafa expressed the view that the future of chrome mining in the country lay in underground mining rather than the current opencast methods, which he described as being limited in both quantity and quality. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video).
Zimbabwe invites investment in underground chrome mining (Mining Weekly)
Wednesday, 08 Nov Year
JOHANNESBURG (miningweekly.com) – Zimbabwe on Wednesday invited chrome mining investors to focus on underground chromium operations rather than cheaper strip mining operations, from which most of the country’s chromium ore is currently extracted. In a keynote opening address to the packed thirty-third Chromium Conference, Zimbabwe’s Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Mines and Mining Development Munesushe Munodawafa expressed the view that the future of chrome mining in the country lay in underground mining rather than the current opencast methods, which he described as being limited in both quantity and quality. (Also watch attached Creamer Media video).

2016

Rethink Required (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 2nd December 2016
Companies need to rethink their position on China and change their mindsets to better understand this crucial market for the mining industry to plan a successful strategy, according to strategic market intelligence firm China Market Research Group MD Shaun Rein. He was addressing about 170 delegates at the International Chromium Development Association’s (ICDA’s) Chromium 2016 conference in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.
Rethink Required (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 02 Dec Year
Companies need to rethink their position on China and change their mindsets to better understand this crucial market for the mining industry to plan a successful strategy, according to strategic market intelligence firm China Market Research Group MD Shaun Rein. He was addressing about 170 delegates at the International Chromium Development Association’s (ICDA’s) Chromium 2016 conference in Shanghai, China, earlier this month.
Chromium Jamboree (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 21st October 2016
The International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) will be hosting the Chromium 2016 conference in Shanghai, China, from November 8 to 10, where presenters will provide insights into the current state of the sector and its future prospects. ICDA president Jeff McLaughlan will open the event by giving the welcoming address at the conference. He will be followed by strategic market intelligence firm China Market Research Group MD Shaun Rein, who w ill present a keynote address titled ‘The End of Cheap China – change your mind set!’.
Chromium Jamboree (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 21 Oct Year
The International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) will be hosting the Chromium 2016 conference in Shanghai, China, from November 8 to 10, where presenters will provide insights into the current state of the sector and its future prospects. ICDA president Jeff McLaughlan will open the event by giving the welcoming address at the conference. He will be followed by strategic market intelligence firm China Market Research Group MD Shaun Rein, who w ill present a keynote address titled ‘The End of Cheap China – change your mind set!’.
South Africa chrome industry well placed to grow and prosper (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 21st October 2016
South Africa’s relatively easy to mine chromium reserves, combined with the current deficit in the chromium market as well as the expected increase in global stainless steel consumption, has ensured that the country’s chrome sector has every opportunity to grow and prosper, says the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA). ICDA market research analyst Loïc Racon notes that South Africa holds about 72% of the world’s chromite resources. “Its chromite reserves are estimated at around 175-million tonnes to 200-million tonnes,” he notes, adding that, as a result, the country is the world’s largest chrome ore producer, accounting for about 56% of the global chrome ore and concentrate production in 2015.
South Africa chrome industry well placed to grow and prosper (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 21 Oct Year
South Africa’s relatively easy to mine chromium reserves, combined with the current deficit in the chromium market as well as the expected increase in global stainless steel consumption, has ensured that the country’s chrome sector has every opportunity to grow and prosper, says the International Chromium Development Association (ICDA). ICDA market research analyst Loïc Racon notes that South Africa holds about 72% of the world’s chromite resources. “Its chromite reserves are estimated at around 175-million tonnes to 200-million tonnes,” he notes, adding that, as a result, the country is the world’s largest chrome ore producer, accounting for about 56% of the global chrome ore and concentrate production in 2015.
Was there an impact on the difficult global economy on the chromium industry in 2015? (Mining Engineering)
Friday, 1st July 2016
South Africa and Zimbabwe account for around 85 percent (respec(vely, 73 percent and 12 percent) of the chrome resources, followed by Kazakhstan (5 percent), Finland (1.6 percent), India and Turkey (0.9 percent each). The world resources of chromite, es(mated at around 12 Gt (13 billion st) are sufficient to meet conceivable demand for centuries as current use is around 30 Mt/a (33 million stpy). 
Was there an impact on the difficult global economy on the chromium industry in 2015? (Mining Engineering)
Friday, 01 Jul Year
South Africa and Zimbabwe account for around 85 percent (respec(vely, 73 percent and 12 percent) of the chrome resources, followed by Kazakhstan (5 percent), Finland (1.6 percent), India and Turkey (0.9 percent each). The world resources of chromite, es(mated at around 12 Gt (13 billion st) are sufficient to meet conceivable demand for centuries as current use is around 30 Mt/a (33 million stpy). 
Chrome, ferrochrome output dipped in 2015 as sector went through difficult phase (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 20th May 2016
Chrome ore and ferrochrome global output decreased marginally in 2015, which is a clear indication that the industry is going through a tough phase, with some major players facing financial difficulty. This is according to International Chromium Development Association (ICDA)market research analyst Loïc Racon, who was addressing about 135 global delegates – along with several other presenters – at the ICDA’s 2016 members meeting which took place in Tirana, Albania, last month. However, he noted that chrome ore and ferrochrome imports in China had increased in the past year.
Chrome, ferrochrome output dipped in 2015 as sector went through difficult phase (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 20 May Year
Chrome ore and ferrochrome global output decreased marginally in 2015, which is a clear indication that the industry is going through a tough phase, with some major players facing financial difficulty. This is according to International Chromium Development Association (ICDA)market research analyst Loïc Racon, who was addressing about 135 global delegates – along with several other presenters – at the ICDA’s 2016 members meeting which took place in Tirana, Albania, last month. However, he noted that chrome ore and ferrochrome imports in China had increased in the past year.
Chromite recovery firm reports injury-free milestone (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 29th April 2016
SOUTH African chromite recovery business Masa Chrome Company reported achiev ing seven years of total injury-free shifts, which equates to 2 555 injury-free days, on February 28. The International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) has welcomed this achievement by the company and hopes Masa will stand for an ICDA Safety Award in future.
Chromite recovery firm reports injury-free milestone (Mining Weekly)
Friday, 29 Apr Year
SOUTH African chromite recovery business Masa Chrome Company reported achiev ing seven years of total injury-free shifts, which equates to 2 555 injury-free days, on February 28. The International Chromium Development Association (ICDA) has welcomed this achievement by the company and hopes Masa will stand for an ICDA Safety Award in future.
ICDA Members' Meeting 2016 - Event television coverage (Report TV Albania)
Wednesday, 27th April 2016
ICDA Members' Meeting 2016 - Event television coverage (Report TV Albania)
Wednesday, 27 Apr Year
Govt discussing new set of measures aimed at supporting mining industry (Albania Daily News)
Friday, 1st April 2016
"TIRANA - ICDA Members' Meeting" the forum of enterprise and mining industry took place on Wednesday in Tirana, with the participation of representatives of the largest chrome and ferrochrome companies in the world..."
Govt discussing new set of measures aimed at supporting mining industry (Albania Daily News)
Friday, 01 Apr Year
"TIRANA - ICDA Members' Meeting" the forum of enterprise and mining industry took place on Wednesday in Tirana, with the participation of representatives of the largest chrome and ferrochrome companies in the world..."

2015

2014, a record year for ferrochrome only (Minerals and Metals Review)
Monday, 1st June 2015
Out of the four main types of chrome ore, the most prominent one is the metallurgical grade which is smelted to produce ferrochrome and accounted for 96.5% of the 2014 global chrome ore output. The global chrome ore production showed a small decline in 2014. Following the 2013 peak production of 30.3 million tonne, the global output of chrome ore and concentrate reduced by 4.2% in 2014 to roughly 29 million tonne. 
2014, a record year for ferrochrome only (Minerals and Metals Review)
Monday, 01 Jun Year
Out of the four main types of chrome ore, the most prominent one is the metallurgical grade which is smelted to produce ferrochrome and accounted for 96.5% of the 2014 global chrome ore output. The global chrome ore production showed a small decline in 2014. Following the 2013 peak production of 30.3 million tonne, the global output of chrome ore and concentrate reduced by 4.2% in 2014 to roughly 29 million tonne.