Rare Earths prices then and now

Pre-Rare Earths Shock prices and prices end of 2019 send a clear message.
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China monthly rare earths exports 2016-2020

China Monthly Rare Earth Exports

Updated Rare Earths Prices

Rare earths prices, updated at least once a month
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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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Stock Performance of Rare Earth Companies H1 2020

MarketCap Top 20 June 30 2020
The full list you can find here.

Errors & Omissions Excluded. Data are for generell reference only.

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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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20200301 Malaysia Rare Earth Exports 2016-2019
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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Our report on the Russian Tomtor RE project. Read More…

Rare Earth Elements: China's Vibranium?

A light guide through all things rare earths.

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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A variety of clips on YouTube about individual rare earth metals.
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China Rare Earths Quota 2019 - The Details

2019 Quota
The details of the rare earths output quota by company and province, as published by China's Ministry of Industry & Information Technology (MIIT) Read More…

27th November Critical Raw Materials and Our Green Future workshop

27th November Critical Raw Materials and Our Green Future workshop - HiTech AlkCarb and SoS RARE celebratory and results launch event, Royal Society, London.27th November Critical Raw Materials and Our Green Future workshop Read More…

Differing Rare Earths Classifications

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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…

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.

Geomega are our cooperation partner in rare earths oxide from recycled magnets. If you require information, specifications or an offer, please contact us.

10 Ways Rare Earth Elements Make Life Better

10 Ways Rare Earth Elements Make Life Better from Science History Institute on Vimeo.

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

[Illustration by Decue Wu, courtesy of Sarah Lawrence College.]

Rare earth elements are essential to modern life. Luckily the world has plenty of them; unfortunately, getting them out of the ground leaves behind massive environmental damage. Read More…

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…

Is China running out of rare earths?

Why do Chinese companies invest in foreign rare earth resources and import rare earth concentrate to China? Read More…

The investment climate for mining, exploration and mineral sands

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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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Rare Earths Mine Costs

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Seven Stragies for Rare Earths Hopefuls: Navigating the Uncertainties of the Rare Earths Industry

Unanswered Questions about Rare Earth Mine Projects

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