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China continues with mining quotas for rare earths

By Albert Li
Published: Monday, 20 March 2017

China's government has kept rare earths and tungsten production quotas unchanged in 2017, however 100% of the quota has been allocated to the biggest six mining companies in the country, according to the first round of controls announced on 16 March.

China's Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT) has set a quota of 52,500 tonnes for rare earths and 45,650 tonnes for tungsten from Chinese mines, in its first round of 2017 controls.

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