China rare earth producer merger stresses country’s dominant position of critical material supply

By Davide Ghilotti
Published: Thursday, 06 January 2022

The latest merger of rare earth producers in China shows that balance of power in this critical material sector is nowhere near where western governments would like it to be.

The merger announced late last year between some of China’s largest producers of rare earths consolidates even further an industry where the Asia origin remains firmly in the driving seat, leaving western corporations and states on a backfoot.

China Minmetals Rare Earth Co announced in the run-up to Christmas...

This is a preview of the full article

Our market news and price data is reserved for registered users only.

Current customer? Login now

All of our industrial minerals price data and news is now available only through our new platform. Learn more about the intelligence we offer by visiting our Fastmarkets flagship website. If you are familiar with our reliable and trusted intelligence, fill out a request a quote form today to hear from our friendly sales staff who will create a custom license for you.


Interested in lithium prices? We now offer lithium prices and coverage free for reference. Click here to read all about it.

Interested in the wider electrification market?
Join our growing community of participants who want to learn more about electrification and how this market is developing.