Energy & Chemicals

Four Major Problems Faced by Rare Earth Industry in China

First, there is still severe overcapacity in primary products of rare earth. Though capacity of rare earth smelting and separation has decreased from 400 thousand tons to 300 thousand tons by integration, overcapacity is still a serious problem compared to 105 thousand tons of final production volume. In addition, illegal exploitation still exist driven by massive profits. Environmental disruption caused by illegal exploitation is not added into value of products, causing oversupply and low price of rare earth. Second, inner competition of the industry is too fierce under the circumstance…

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Energy & Chemicals

Analysis on Import and Export of Rare Earth in China, 2016

China is the largest exporter of Rare Earth in the world. Rare earth mining is characterized with long process, great environmental damage and high comprehensive cost. Rare earth mining is less in other regions in the world while China is the most important exporter of rare earth resources in the world. Export volume of rare earth increases annually in China since 2012, but the total export value keeps declining due to the falling back of prices.   Export Volume of Rare Earth Metals Unit: Ton Source: China Customs   Export…

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