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
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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
20200310 USA RE Imports 2019

Japan

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
20200310 Japan Rare Earth Import 2019

Korea

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
20200315 Korea Rare Earth Imports 2019

Taiwan

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
20200315 Taiwan Rare Earth Imports 2019

Thailand

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
20200315 Thailand Rare Earth Imports 2019

Total China exports of rare earths in 2019 were 46,330 t, 13% less than 2018.

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