FOCUS: China rare earth quota cuts to fuel further price hikes

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 13 January 2011

H1 exports could satisfy only 40% of overseas demand as costs hit end users

China’s six-month reduction of rare earth export quota is likely to fuel further price hikes in an industry already feeling the effects of supply shortages, according to industry sources.China, which has a near-monopoly on the global rare earth supply industry, announced it would reduce exports for the first half of...

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