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Uses of new Molybdenum

First use of Molybdenum

Use 2020: 546 m lbs Mo (247,600 tonnes Mo) contained.

The chart above refers to molybdenum produced from mined ore, not to scrap material recycled by chemical processes or remelting; hence the name "new molybdenum".

About 22% of this material is used to make molybdenum grade stainless steel, while constructional steel, tool and high speed steel and cast iron, taken together use an additional 56%. The remaining 22% is used in upgraded products including nickel alloys, molybdenum chemical compounds, lubricant grade MoS2 and molybdenum metal.

For more information about molybdenum's many downstream uses, please revert to the menu on the left.