Uses of new Molybdenum
Use 2017: 558 m lbs Mo (253,000 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 23% 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 21% is used in upgraded products including nickel alloys, molybdenum chemical compounds, lubricant grade MoS2 and molybdenum metal.
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