Rare earths latest news

  • May 2017

    Price briefing 19-25 May

    26 May 2017

    Mineral sands producer Iluka raised zircon prices; while ilmenite and rutile prices held firm; China Southern Rare Earth Group Co. unveiled another round of price hike; Magnesia prices unchanged as Chinese government sets new environmental standards; Galaxy Resources complete 2016 offtake spodumene sales

  • Heavy rare earth prices hiked again

    23 May 2017

    South China Rare Earth Group unveils another round of price increases, following the company's historic decision to publish prices last month

  • Price briefing 12-18 May

    19 May 2017

    The ongoing draconian anti-pollution controls in China continue to disrupt production in a number of minerals, which has lifted prices in bauxite and antimony trioxide. Meanwhile, fused magnesia is no longer available in China; producers announced another rare earth price hike; chromite and silicon carbide prices remained stable; and lithium carbonate spot have risen in China again.

  • China's illegal rare earth mining crackdown bearing fruit, ministry says

    18 May 2017

    Six months into a nationwide clampdown on illegal mining, the rare earths industry in China is seeing some sign of improvement, according to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.

  • China Southern lifts middle, heavy rare earths prices again

    18 May 2017

    In the third week of May, China Southern Rare Earth Group Co once again raised the prices of its middle and heavy rare earth products on May 15th, and this is already the third time in May.

  • Chinese rare earth prices rising further

    12 May 2017

    China Northern Rare Earth Hi-Tech Group and China Southern Rare Earth Group Co have edged their prices upwards again in May.

  • China testing stockpiled rare earths, announces new projects

    04 May 2017

    Beijing remains focussed on fine tuning its rare earths stockpiling programme and has started testing samples from different producers and geographical areas. Meanwhile, a number of downstream projects have been announced to develop new products for applications including metallurgical and medical.