Year in Review 2011: Rare Earths

Published: Wednesday, 28 December 2011

A volatile year saw prices rocket and fall as China remained unpredictable as ever

This year in rare earths has been a game of two halves, to use a well-worn football cliché.

The first half was characterised by surging prices and supply shortages as China tightened its grip on rare earth producers.

Prices came to a peak in July and August but then...

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