Minor metals could be caught in 'US-China rare earths crossfire,' traders say
Published: Wednesday, 12 June 2019
Minor metals could become the next commodities to be caught up in the trade war between the United States and China, market sources have warned. But the effects on the prices for gallium and antimony have so far been minimal.
The government in Beijing has made a number of gestures
suggesting that it could
restrict the export of rare earths to the US.
These threats have met with some skepticism among market
sources, but they have also pushed up the prices of a number of
critical rare earth commodities.