Thought for the month

“You cannot have freedom without a rule of law ... and if you don't have it, what you tend to get is corruption and that is death to freedom, it's death to truth, it's death to honour, it's death to democracy.”

Margaret Thatcher, 1 October 1996.

Friday, 15 April 2011

Indium as well

Supply chain issues for materials such as gallium and indium have been known for some time. According to a new report from NanoMarkets the price of Indium is heading to more than $1,000/kg. China is the world’s largest supplier of indium, having about three-quarters of world reserves and around half of production. Japanese indium users, who currently use 70% of China’s indium production may find themselves short of indium within a year. NanoMarkets expects firms in countries that have not been large suppliers of indium (eg Australia, Canada, Laos and Peru) to explore new extraction approaches to get into the market.

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