Rare earths stockpiling pushes up prices in China

By Albert Li
Published: Friday, 13 May 2016

Chinese domestic prices for almost all rare earth oxide products rose in April, though exports have yet to register a price hike. Opinions on the efficacy of the state-initiated stockpiling process vary, however.

Stockpiling of rare earths by China’s six largest producers has pushed up prices in the country over the past month.

Following the completion of the first stage of a national inventory-filling effort in mid-April, China’s rare earths prices have seen increases almost across the board.

Praseodymium-neodymium oxide has jumped...

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