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  • September 2017

    China releases reserves data for nonmetallic minerals

    25 September 2017

    China's Ministry of Land and Resources released new data last month about the country's reserves of strategic important minerals, including several non-metallic minerals such as graphite, lithium and zircon.

  • China continues to clamp down on illegal rare earth mining

    20 September 2017

    Illegal rare earth mining activities and sourcing practices in China will be prosecuted, the Chinese government warned as inspections uncovered regulation breaches in some companies.

  • Price briefing 8 - 14 September

    15 September 2017

    Lithium carbonate prices jump on proposed ICE ban in China; European refractory silicon carbide market posts uptick; Chinese magnesia market continues to surge; Ilmenite price spreads widen amid uncertainty; Zircon prices rise after Iluka announces hikes; China TiO2 producers announce more price hikes; Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

  • China's rare earth prices surge in September

    11 September 2017

    Two of the largest rare earth producers increase prices for light rare earth elements in September.

  • August 2017

    Diary Dates

    26 August 2017

    Upcoming industrial mineral events.

  • China rare earth companies post strong H1 results

    25 August 2017

    Price upticks and the impact of national policies to consolidate the industry led to improved performances for rare earth producers in the Asian country.

  • Chinese rare earths group proposes stock draw down

    22 August 2017

    The Association of China Rare Earth Industry suggests the release of government stockpiles, after a rapid increase in prices.

  • Alkane Resources hopes magnet boom will attract demand

    18 August 2017

    The fast-expanding electric vehicle market has lifted hopes for rare earth demand.

  • Price briefing 4-10 August

    11 August 2017

    Two Chinese producers announced another price hike for rare earth; while strict environment checks pushed brown fused alumina higher.

  • August rare earth price rise in China

    11 August 2017

    Price increases have been introduced for light and middle/heavy rare earths both in southern and northern China.

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