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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 Value of Rare Earth Metals Unit: Million USD

Source: China Customs

Application of Rare Earth in Permanent Magnet Field

Rare-earth permanent magnet is the largest market of rare earth application, which mainly demands for elements including praseodymium, neodymium, dysprosium and terbium. The prices of these elements are high but they are at the bottom at present. Under the influence of cracking down illegal business and industrial integration, rare earth prices are expected to rise. In terms of the present operating mode of rare-earth permanent magnet industry, rise in rare earth prices will transfer to downstream and will increase profits. Therefore, rise in rare earth prices brings benefit to the industry.

Neodymium Metal 99.0-99.9% Price Trend (CNY/Kg)

Source: CRI

Praseodymium 96.0-99% Price Trend (CNY/Kg)

Source: CRI

Dysprosium Metal 99.0% Price Trend (CNY/Kg)

Source: CRI

Terbium Metal 99.9% Price Trend (CNY/Kg)

Source: CRI

Related reports:Research Report on Rare Earth Industry in China, 2017-2021

At present, the annual production capacity of China's RE extraction enterprises is over 300,000 tons. However, annual global demand is less than 200,000 tons, including 50,000 tons to 60,000 tons on the international market and 100,000 tons on the domestic market.

Research Report on Rare Earth Industry in China, 2011-2020

China's cheap rare earth occupied the global market, and most countries in the world stopped the exploitation of rare earth. China's reserves of rare earth once accounted for 71.1% of the global reserves while the percentage declined to 40% in 2015.

A-Share Listed Rare Metal Companies - Profiles and Financial Data

The production volume of tungsten, molybdenum, indium, bismuth, germanium, gallium and tellurium is very small, but all of these metals have special attributes, making them indispensable materials in the high-tech industry.

A-Share Listed Metal and Mining Companies - Profiles and Financial Data

Metal and mining companies are engaged in the production or mining of metal and ores. Mineral resources contain metal elements or compounds that can be extracted for industrial use.