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Chrome Ore Market in India 2013

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Chrome ore finds extensive application in a wide range of sectors of the Indian economy. It is primarily utilized in the production of ferro chrome which in turn is used in the production of steel.

The report begins with an overview of the major macro economic indicators which highlights the present economic scenario prevalent in India.

It is followed by the introduction section which provides a brief overview of the principal characteristics of chrome ore.

The market overview section provides detailed information on chrome ore production. The section also highlights the projected future demand for chrome ore and the chrome ore supply scenario.

The next section provides an insight on the price trends of different forms of chrome ore in the Indian market.

It is followed by a section on total volume of chrome ore reserves in the country. The geology and distribution of chrome ore along with the location of chrome ore deposits in India has been included. Production in terms of value and volume of the top chrome ore producing states has also been provided in this section.

The next section highlights the major chrome ore exploration activities undertaken by the chrome ore mining companies.

The report delves into details of the sector-wise ownership structure of chrome ore mines and leases of chrome ore mines allocated to the players operating in the Indian market.

The report provides detailed information about the exports and imports of chrome ore under specific HS codes in terms of both value and volume. It provides country-wise import and export data for chrome ore, mentioning the major countries exporting and importing from India.

It is followed by a section that provides detailed specifications of chrome ore requirement of the different user industries.

Factors driving the growth of chrome ore market in India are also explained in detail. Robust metallurgical industry is one the major factors influencing the growth in use of chrome ore. Growing refractory industry in India also provides a major opportunity for increase in usage of chrome ore. Well established foundry industry has also facilitated further development of the market. Healthy economic outlook also stimulates the growth of the chrome ore market in India.

The players operating in the market also face challenges which are hampering their development and growth. Environmental concerns pose a major hindrance in market growth. Low chrome ore resources also present a major challenge for market growth.

Industry regulations prevalent in the market will also have an impact on the growth and development of chrome ore market. Major regulations government has been highlighted in this section.

The next section emphasizes the recent developments that are taking place in the Indian chrome ore industry and include research and development activities and E-auction of chrome ore.

The competition section outlays the competitive landscape of the chrome ore market in India briefing about the domestic players existing in the market. The section includes competitive benchmarking of the top players operating in the Indian chrome ore market. The report also features brief profiles of major domestic and foreign players in the market and a snapshot of their corporation, financial performance along with the key financial ratios, business highlights, their product portfolio and SWOT analysis, thus providing an insight into the existing competitive scenario.


Table Of Content


Slide 1: Executive Summary

Macro Economic Indicators

Slide 2: GDP at Factor Cost: Quarterly (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13), Inflation Rate: Monthly (Jul-Dec 2012)

Slide 3: Gross Fiscal Deficit: Monthly (Sep 2012-Feb 2013), Exchange Rate: Half Yearly (Aug 2012- Jan 2013)

Slide 4: Lending Rate: Annual (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12), Trade Balance: Annual (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13), FDI Annual (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13)


Slide 5: Chrome Ore-Overview

Market Overview

Slide 6: Chrome Ore Production-Market Size & Growth (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11,2011-12, 2012-13e, 2013 -14e, 2014-15e, 2015-16e, 2016-17e)

Slide7: Chrome Ore Production-Chrome Ore Production (Value) (2010-11, 2011-12), Indian Production Share (2011-12)

Slide 8: Chrome Ore-Projected Demand (2012 -13e, 2013-14e, 2014-15e, 2015-16e, 2016-17e)

Chrome Ore Price Trend

Slide 9: Chrome Ore Price Trend, Chrome Ore Lumps (2011, 2012), Chrome Ore Concentrates (2011-12), Chrome Ore Fines (2011, 2012)

Chrome Ore Reserves

Slide 10: Chrome Ore Reserves

Slide 11: India-Chrome Ore Deposits, Chrome Ore Geology and Distribution

Slide 12: Chrome Ore Mines-Orissa

Slide 13: Chrome Ore Production-State wise Chrome Ore Production (Volume) (2010-11, 2011-12), State wise Chrome Ore Production (Value) (2010-11, 2011-12)

Chrome Ore Exploration Activities

Slide 14-15: Chrome Ore Exploration Activities (2010-11)

Chrome Ore Mine Allocation

Slide 16: Chrome Ore Mines Ownership Structure-Overview, Ownership Structure (2010-11, 2011-12)

Slide 17-18: Chrome Ore Mine Allocation-Private Companies


Page 19-20: Import and Export Data (Volume -wise and Value-wise )-Growth in Total Exports (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12), Growth in Total Imports (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12), Country-wise import and export (2011-12)

Chrome Ore Specifications

Slide 21-24: Chrome Ore Specifications-Major Consumer Industries

Drivers & Challenges

Slide 25: Drivers & Challenges-Summary

Slide 26-36: Drivers

Slide 37-38: Challenges

Industry Regulations

Slide 39: Industry Regulations-Summary

Slide 40-43: Key Regulations

Recent Developments

Slide 44: Summary

Slide 45-46: Recent Developments

Competitive Landscape

Slide 47- 50: Competitive Benchmarking

Slide 51-70: Major Public Players

Slide 71-79: Major Private Players


Slide 80: Appendix

Slide 81: Sources of Information

List Of Figure

Macro Economic Indicators

1. GDP at Factor Cost: Quarterly (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12,2012-13)

2. Inflation Rate: Monthly (, Aug-Sep 2012, Sep-Oct 2012, Oct-Nov 2012, Nov-Dec 2012, Dec 2012- Jan 2013)

3. Gross Fiscal Deficit: Monthly (Sep 2011, Oct 2011, Nov 2011, Dec 2011, Jan 2012, Feb 2012)

4. Exchange Rate: Half Yearly (Sep 2012, Oct 2012, Nov 2012, Dec 2012, Jan 2013, Feb 2013)

5. Lending Rate: Annual (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12)

6. Trade Balance: Annual (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13)

7. FDI: Annual (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12, 2012-13)

Market Overview

1. Chrome Ore Production (2007-08, 2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11,2011-12, 2012-13e, 2013 -14e, 2014-15e, 2015-16e, 2016-17e)

2. Chrome Ore Production (Value) (2010-11,2011-12)

3. India Production Share (2011-12)

4. Chrome Ore-Projected Demand Demand (2012 -13e,2013-14e,2014-15e, 2015-16e, 2016-17e)

Chrome Ore Price Trend

1. Chrome Ore Lumps (2011,2012)

2. Chrome Ore Concentrates (2011,2012)

3. Chrome Ore Fines (2011,2012)

Chrome Ore Reserves

1. Chrome Ore Reserves

2. State wise Chrome Ore Production (Volume) (2010-11, 2011-12)

3. State wise Chrome Ore Production (Value) (2010-11, 2011-12)

Chrome Ore Mine Allocation

1. Chrome Ore Mines-Ownership Structure

Export Import

1. Exports (Value and Volume) (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12)

2. Country wise Exports (Value and Volume) (2011-12)

3. Imports (Value and Volume) (2008-09, 2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12)

4. Country wise Imports (2011-12)

Drivers & Challenges

1. Ferrro-chrome Historical Demand (2008,2009,2010,2011)

2. Ferro-Chrome Forecasted Demand (2012e,2013e,2014e,2015e,2016e,2017e)

3. Projected Demand of Steel (2012e, 2013e, 2014e, 2015e, 2016e, 2017e)

4. Metallurgy-Share of Ferro-chrome Demand

5. Refractory Materials-Production (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012est)

6. Refractory Material-Consumption Forecast (2013e, 2014e, 2015e, 2016e, 2017e)

7. Chrome Ore-Refractory & Foundry Share

8. Refractory-Application Share

9. Production of Castings (2011)-Top Nations

10. Production of Castings (2009-10, 2010-11, 2011-12)

11. Chemical Industry-Market Size and Growth (2011, 2013e, 2020e)

12. Chemical Sector-Chrome Ore Usage

13. GDP Growth Trend (2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013e)

14. Chrome Ore Reserves Share

Competitive Landscape

1. Competitive Benchmarking-Key Ratios of Top 4 Companies-Operational Basis (FY 2012)

2. Competitive Benchmarking-Key Ratios of Top 4 Companies-Financial Basis (FY 2012)

3. Company profiles (All Companies)

1. Financial Snapshot (Public Companies )

a. Financial Snapshot

b. Key Business segments (Public Companies)

c. Key Geographic segments (Public Companies)

List Of Table

Market Overview

1. Chrome Ore-Surplus Supply

Chrome Ore Reserves

1. Chrome Ore Reserves / Resources ( tonnes )

2. Five Principal Chromite Mines in 2010-11

Chrome Ore Exploration Activities

1. Chrome Ore Exploration Activities ( 2010-11)

Chrome Ore Mine Allocation

1. Mining Leases

2. Chrome Ore Mine Allocation (As of 31/03/2011)

Chrome Ore Specifications

1. Chromite Ore Specifications-Ferro Chrome / Charge Chrome Industry

2. Chromite Ore Specifications-Refractory Industry

3. Chromite Ore Specifications-Chemicals Industry

Drivers and Challenges

1. IS Specifications of Chromite for Metallurgical Industry

2. IS Specifications of Chromite for Refractory Industry

3. IS Specifications of Chromite for Foundry Industry

4. IS Specifications of Chromite for Chemical Industry

Industry Regulations

1. Specifications Of Exportable Grades Friable Chrome Ore

2. Specifications Of Chrome Concentrates

3. Specifications Of Lumpy Chrome Ore

4. Chromite-Trade Policy


1. Public Trading Comparables (FY 2012)

2. Company profiles (All Companies)

a. Company Information (All Companies)

b. Products and Services (All Companies)

c. Key People (All Companies)

d. Key Financial Performance Indicators (Public Company)

e. Key Ratios (All Companies)

f. Business Highlights (All Companies)


1. Appendix

2. Sources of Information

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Products and Companies


Public Companies

1. Balasore Alloys Limited

2. Ferro Alloys Corporation Limited

3. Indian Metals & Ferro Alloys Limited

4. Jindal Stainless Limited

5. Tata Steel Limited

Private Companies

1. IDCOL Ferro Chrome and Alloys Limited

2. The Odisha Mining Corporation Limited