Molycorp expects global rare earth shortages for next two years

By Mike O'Driscoll
Published: Tuesday, 08 March 2011

US producer’s 2011 output sold out; 48% demand increase expected by 2015

There will be “outright shortages” of rare earths during 2011 and 2012, according to US rare earth producer Molycorp.

Jim Sims, the group’s director of public affairs, estimated the global market for rare earths to be about 125,000 tonnes rare earth oxides (REO) in 2010, but warned that planned production increases would fall...

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