Rare earths latest news

  • December 2017

    Baotou increases rare earth production in 2017

    14 December 2017

    Baotou's municipal government has released figures that show production of different kinds of rare earth products increased in 2017, and are set to increase further.

  • Production starts up at non-Chinese rare earth site

    14 December 2017

    Rainbow's project in Burundi is in commercial operation, with 5,000 tpy targeted for next year.

  • Leading Chinese rare earths producers sign cooperation deal

    14 December 2017

    Two of the biggest rare-earth companies in China, China Northern Rare Earth High-tech and Xiamen Tungsten, have signed a strategic cooperation agreement.

  • China Northern decreases rare earth prices

    12 December 2017

    China Northern Rare Earth has decreased its rare earth prices for December, while China Southern Rare Earth Group has maintained prices.

  • Price briefing December 1-8

    08 December 2017

    Global iodine market slows down; Zircon prices are set to increase in the first quarter with Tronox and TiZir announcing price rises and 2018 negotiations continuing; Quiet antimony trioxide market shrugs off higher Chinese metal offer prices; PRICING NOTICE: Proposal to discontinue magnesia grades; Minimal prices moves in lithium spot market while contract talks continue; Global lithium contract prices rise while contract periods shorten; BFA prices tick up on China’s supply squeeze; China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths

  • Rainbow Rare Earths ships first production

    05 December 2017

    The Gakara rare earth mine - the sole producer of rare earth minerals in Africa - is now in operation.

  • China Southern lowers prices of most rare earths

    01 December 2017

    China Southern lowered the prices of many of its rare earths at the end of November for the first time that month, other than for terbium oxide.