Chinese rare earth exports surge despite trade war fears

By William Clarke
Published: Tuesday, 03 December 2019

China's higher rare earth mining and processing quotas have boosted availability after a year of worsening international trade relations that suggested a shrinking of supply.

Chinese supply of rare earths and permanent magnets have suddenly increased just months after a squeeze on supplies prompted a drive by governments elsewhere to secure their own production.

Chinese authorities announced on November 8 the highest rare earth production quotas on record. Beijing set the full-year 2019 quota for...

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