Rare earths stockpiling pushes up prices in China
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...