“Serious overcapacity” wounding Chinese rare earth industry

By Albert Li
Published: Wednesday, 23 September 2015

Overcapacity is a long-standing problem in China’s rare earths market. The number of rare earth export companies has mushroomed following recent reforms, introducing another area of excess competition and supply.

Overcapacity in China’s rare earth industry is a serious problem, the manager of a leading company in the sector has warned.

Xinlin Zhou, the general manager of Aluminum Corp. of China Ltd (Chinalco), told delegates that the Argus Rare Earths 2015 conference in Shanghai, last week that the capacity-use ratio in...

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