China sees rare earths exports rise in H1 2014

By Antonio Torrisi
Published: Tuesday, 29 July 2014

By posting a 60.4% increase in rare earths exports during H1 2014, China shows its solid leadership as leading producer, with Japan and the US remaining the biggest importers. As exports are closely reaching the quotas imposed by the country, pressure might increases on junior producers and rare earths prices.

China’s rare earths shipments have grown steadily since the start of 2014, with a 60.4% increase year-on-year (y-o-y), between January and the end of May, China Customs Statistics Information Center (CCSIC) reported in July.

The figures from CCSIC indicate rising demand for rare earths in the first five...

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