Rare earths prices still sliding on weak demand

By Laura Syrett
Published: Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Mineral consumption down as Chinese economic deceleration continues

Rare earths prices have continued to slide as China, the world’s biggest producer and consumer of the minerals, reported the seventh consecutive quarter of slowing economic growth last week. Some light rare earths (min 99%, FOB China, bulk) were the heaviest fallers according to sources with samarium oxide...

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