Rare earths latest news

  • June 2017

    Price briefing 16-22 June

    23 June 2017

    A severe supply shortage has lifted fused magnesia prices outside of China; Chinese flake graphite grades post uptick; spot chromite prices fall on lack of Chinese buying; baryte holds unchanged despite heavy rain storm temporarily hitting production in China; antimony trioxide prices under pressure; Chinese producers raise rare earth prices again; ilmenite trading activity slumps leading some to speculate that it could be an end to the rise in prices.

  • Baotou to tackle rare earth waste problem at Bayan Obo

    20 June 2017

    The Chinese city of Baotou is planning to solve the problems of low output and inadequate recycling at its Bayan Obo mine.

  • Chinese producers announce rare earth price increases

    19 June 2017

    Prices published by Chinese firms for some rare earths have increased as the authorities continue to deal firmly with producers who break the law.

  • Sichuan looks to strengthen rare earths, TiO2

    12 June 2017

    Authorities in the Chinese province are aiming to expand R&D and innovation in TiO2 and rare earths, targeting electronics and automotive.

  • Company results: China Minmetals Rare Earth moves into profit in 2016

    08 June 2017

    Increase in profits; Turnover down on low prices; RNM reports profit