Price Briefing: Week 4 – rare earths, chromite, bentonite

By Mark Watts
Published: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Mineral prices on the rise across the board; rare earths surge on China quota cuts

The prices of rare earth oxides have surged in the last few weeks after China, which dominates the global market, announced it would reduce its export quotas for the first half of 2011.

Neodymium oxide and praseodymium oxide prices were reported to be approaching $100/kg, FOB China, a price over...

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