Rare earths prices share in global economic slowdown

By Laura Syrett
Published: Thursday, 06 September 2012

Spot trading badly affected as major consumers buy in advance

Rare earths have continued to trade at a twelve-month low with many buyers subsisting on stockpiles, sources have told IM.

Market commentators said that prices for rare earths (min 99%, FOB China, bulk) were trading at the lower end of IM’s ranges for lanthanum oxide ($18-24/kg) at $19/kg; neodymium oxide...

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