Updated Rare Earth Prices

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China's 2024 Rare Earth Law

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History of Rare Earth Prices since 1963

Historical Rare Earth Prices

Exceptional years:

2011: After the failure of a domestic rare earth “rectification campaign” for enforcing compliance had failed in 2010, a repeat-campaign in 2011 severely impaired overall production of rare earths. With the end of the 2011 campaign prices began falling from 21 July 2011 and continued declining over more than 5 years. The episode was unrelated to the “Diaoyu/Senkaku Incident.”

2021: An intermittent shortage of rare earth magnet materials paired with unrealistic demand forecasts led to a speculative boom with thousands of newly-founded private rare earth trading companies buying indiscriminately and haphazardly. The boom ended on MIIT intervention in March 2022 and prices have been falling ever since.

China's 2023 Net Steel Exports rise almost 46% year-on-year

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China Rare Earth Raw Material Import 2023

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China Rare Earth and Magnet Exports 2023

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The Catalogue of China's Export Prohibited and Restricted Technologies

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China Rare Earth and Magnet Exports 2022

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Thorium - the product that no-one needs

Thorium is a radioactive by-product of extracting rare earths from rare earth ores such as monazite.

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China Production of Rare Earth Functional Materials H1 2022

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China's Rare Earth Quota H2 2022

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'The Sacrifice Zone': Myanmar bears cost of green energy

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China Export Prohibition of Rare Earth Production Technology & Application Know-How

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12% Decline of Japan Rare Earth Demand

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China's Rare Earth Dominance by James Kennedy

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China's Dependency on Nonferrous Metal Imports

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China Exports of Rare Earth Magnets 2021

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China Exports of Rare Earth Metals 2021

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China Exports of Rare Earth Compounds 2021

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China 1st Half 2022 Rare Earth Quota

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US Dependence on China's Rare Earth

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China monthly rare earths exports 2016-2021


China Rare Earth Quota Full Year 2021

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China’s rare earth hub is rolling out massive subsidies to fix the industry’s Achilles heel

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The Rare Earth Observer's Watch List

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Tech Companies Depend on China for Rare Earths. Can That Change?

GITI Presentation at REIA

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China Resource Tax Implemented 1. Sep 2020

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The West and China have differing classifications for heavy rare earths light rare earths. It matters in terms of China's resource tax. Read More…

GITI take initial long position in Geomega

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China Rare Earth Quota 1st Half 2021

Doom for ex-China Permanent Magnets

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China's Old Rare Earth Export Restrictions Under The New Export Control Law

China's new "Export Control Law" may be new, but the export restrictions on rare earth technology are decades old.
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China Rare Earths Quota 2020 - The Details

Digging in on rare earth, the next front in the US supply chain war with China

  • US scrambling to close the gap with China, which dominates the mining and refining of these essential materials for hi-tech military and consumer products
  • The drive to develop in US taps Donald Trump’s themes of reviving extractive industries and ‘reshoring’ American jobs

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Rare Earths Price Charts 2017-2020

Charts of monthly rare earth prices since January 2017.
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2019 Imports of Major Rare Earths Consumers

European Union

EU rare earth imports fall 17% in 2019. Largest supplier remains Russia.

EU RE imports 2018: 12,467 t
EU RE imports 2019: 10,627 t

United States

USA rare earths import quantity increased 16% over 2018. China's share on imports drops below 80%

US RE imports 2018: 17,033 t
US RE imports 2019: 20,231 t
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Japan rare earths import quantity 2019 drops 10%. Malaysia's share of Japan rare earth imports drops by half to 7%.

Japan RE imports 2018: 21,054 t
Japan RE imports 2019: 18,879 t
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Korea rare earths imports in 2019 climb 16.3% over 2018.

Korea RE imports 2018: 3,153.2 t
Korea RE imports 2019: 3,666.5 t
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Taiwan rare earth imports drop 35% year on year.

Taiwan RE imports 2018: 1,970.6 t
Taiwan RE imports 2019: 1,268.2 t
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Thailand RareEarths imports rise 17.3% yoy to US$ 42.3 mio

Thailand RE imports 2018: $36,085,984.49
Thailand RE imports 2019: $42,290,615.01
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Total China exports of rare earths in 2019 were 46,330 t, 13% less than 2018.

Malaysia Rare Earth Exports 2019

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Sources Malaysia Trade Statistics in RM, average exchange rates RM/USD from netcials.com.
Errors & Omissions Excluded.

Russia: The Tomtorskoye Rare Earth Project

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What are Neodymium Magnets REALLY MADE From?

Rare Earth Elements: China's Vibranium?

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Rare Earths Stocks Performance 2019

2019 performance of listed companies stock involved in rare earths
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Library with Fascinating Clips about Rare Earths Metals

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China Steel Exports drop further in 2019

From annualised statistics based on the first 11 months 2019 it is evident, that China's 2019 export of steel will drop again, this time 6%, while China's crude steel output will hit yet another record. Read More…

China Rare Earths Quota 2019 - The Details

2019 Quota
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27th November Critical Raw Materials and Our Green Future workshop

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Rare Earth: Is China evil?

Originally, we meant to respond to a post of a junior rare earths miner on LinkedIn, but a short response would not have done justice to the issue at hand.
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Kiril Mugerman presents Geomega

Geomega's presentation at the 16th International Rare Earths Conference at Kuala Lumpur and at the Silver & Gold Summit.

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10 Ways Rare Earth Elements Make Life Better

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EU Rare Earths Imports 2018

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Japan's Rare Earths Imports 2018

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Malaysia's Rare Earths Exports H1 2019

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Rare Earths: The Hidden Cost to Their Magic

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Rare Earths Metals and the US-China Trade War

As trade tensions between the US and China continue to develop, questions around resource supply are coming to the fore. Once again everyone is talking about Rare Earth Elements and their supply/demand dynamics.

USGS Map of worldwide rare earth ocurrences

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Innord Appoints Ginger International as Sales Agent for Europe and Asia

Geomega Resources Inc. (“GéoMégA” or the “Corporation”) (TSX.V: GMA) is pleased to announce that Innord Inc. (“Innord”), a private subsidiary controlled by GéoMégA, has appointed Ginger International Trade & Investment Pte Ltd (“GITI”), as consultants that will serve as Innord’s official sales representative for Europe and Asia. GITI will be responsible for sales of Innord’s rare earth products to designated customers in Europe and Asia and assisting to source feed material in Asia. Read More…

China's 2018 steel net exports decline almost 10%

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Is China running out of rare earths?

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China: New VAT Refund Upon Export Rates for Steel Products

China's Ministry of Finance adjusted VAT refund rates for export products upwards on September 5, 2018 (E&OE), valid from September 15, 2018

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China: New VAT Refund Upon Export Rates for *Steel-Related* Products

China's Ministry of Finance adjusted VAT refund rates for export products upwards on September 5, 2018 (E&OE), valid from September 15, 2018

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China's 30% decline in steel exports in 2017

Chinese steel exports fell from 108,434,262 mt (2016) to 75,692,273 mt (2017), down 30%
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The investment climate for mining, exploration and mineral sands

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Quo vadis: China Steel Exports Q1-Q3 2017 by Destination


Chinese steel exports during the first three quarters of 2017 were 59.613 million tons, down 25.5 million tons or 30% year on year.

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Analysis: China Steel Exports January-June 2017 down 28%

In the first half of 2017, China exported 41 million tons of steel, 16 million tons or 28.2% less than during the same period a year ago.

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China steel exports down 25% yoy in Q1 2017

China steel exports in Q1 2017 were 20.7 mio t, a decline of 25.5% compared to Q1 2016. The revenue from these exports, however, was US$ 13.2 billion, a marked increase of 8.2% over the same period 2016. Apart from the top 10 destinations, disproportionally large drops of China steel exports to India, Turkey, Saudi Arabia and Iran.
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2016: China Steel export quantity drops 3.5%, steel export revenue down 13%

China exported 108.4 million tons of steel in 2016, after 112.4 million tons in 2015. The top 10 export destinations represent almost 60% of these exports, up from 55% in 2015. While the quantity was reduced by 3.5%, China's total steel product export revenue declined 13.4% from US$ 62.8 billion (2015) to US$ 54.4 billion (2016). Read More…

Crunching the Numbers: China's Steel Exports Q1-Q3 2016

China's steel exports from January to September 2016 increased a moderate 2% yoy to 85.1 mio tons. Read More…

China's Plan for Rare Earths until 2020

Mid October 2016 China's government published an ambitious plan for the development of rare earths until 2020.
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New China Resource Tax Rates

On July 1, 2016, the new resource tax rates came into force, as published on the China State Administration of Taxation on May 9, 2016
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China steel exports up nearly 8% year-on-year over record exports 2015

China steel exports in Q1 2016 rose 7.9% year-on-year to 27.83 million tons, while in the same period imports of steel dropped 3.3% to 3.23 million tons.
Apparent domestic consumption in China, however, seems to continue its downtrend and might well drop as much as 10% in 2016. As steel output drops only less than half of that, export pressure does not only persist, it increases.

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