Japan accounted for 18% global rare earth imports in 2014
Published: Friday, 18 September 2015
Japan, the second largest consumer of rare earths after China, is still concerned about its dependence on imports Chinese imports. However, while several companies have abandoned their attempts to change this trade situation, others are focusing more closely on recycling to secure supply.
Japan represented approximately 18% of worldwide rare earth
imports in 2014 by volume, Nabeel Mancheri, a research fellow
at the Institute of Social Science, University of Tokyo, told
delegates attending the Argus Rare Earths 2015 conference in
Shanghai, this week....