China's Sichuan province sets 2016-2020 growth targets for rare earths, titanium

By Albert Li
Published: Friday, 24 November 2017

The government of China’s Sichuan province has set a growth target of 8% per year for the 2016-2020 period for adding value to industrial commodities, with the local production value of steel, vanadium, titanium and rare earths set to reach 500 billion yuan.

The focus of the state’s development guide for vanadium, titanium and rare earth industries is on rare metals and further processing.

It envisages the lifting of ilmenite capacity to 6 million tonnes per year, capacity of vanadium products (V2O5 equivalent) to 70,000 tpy, titanium dioxide to 1...