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Rare Earths: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook to 2026 - 16th Edition

出版商 Roskill Information Services 商品編碼 223949
出版日期 內容資訊 英文 396 Pages, 22 Chapters, Tables, Figures
商品交期: 最快1-2個工作天內
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稀土:市場預測 Rare Earths: Global Industry, Markets & Outlook to 2026 - 16th Edition
出版日期: 2016年11月03日 內容資訊: 英文 396 Pages, 22 Chapters, Tables, Figures



  • 1. 摘要
  • 2. 生產和資源
  • 3. 採礦和加工
  • 4. 生產概要
  • 5. 國家、企業簡介
  • 6. 消費概要
  • 7. 最終用途產業的簡介
  • 8. 需求與供給的預測
  • 9. 國際貿易
  • 10. 價格及預測


Product Code: ISBN: 978 1 910922 18 7

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China continues to strengthen its dominant position in the rare earths industry. Following the closure of Molycorp's US Mountain Pass mine in mid-2015, China accounts for roughly 90% of global rare earth production. It also remains the largest exporter and sets prices and availability through a system of state ownership, production quotas and regular mine closures.

Almost all global production of light rare earths is sourced from the Baiyan Obo mine in Inner Mongolia as a by-product of iron ore mining. The poor state of the iron ore industry has led to long periods of closure in recent months, however, rare earths are still produced from considerable stockpiles. Heavy rare earths are produced from ion-adsorption clays in Southern China by large state-owned companies. Despite moves to reduce illegal mining, estimates for 2015 were still as high as 45,000t REO. It may be possible for new non-Chinese projects to enter the supply chain, if developers can produce the right range of rare earths required by the market. But there are several barriers to entry. Potential producers need to raise high levels of investment in order to build large processing facilities, and need to prove complex chemical separation techniques.

The market for rare earths is small and diverse. Less than 130kt REO will be consumed in 2016 across a large number of applications. NdFeB permanent magnets are set to grow strongly with increasing uptake of electric vehicles. Rare earth producers will focus on maximising Nd yields but, even so, Nd prices will rise sharply as supply struggles to keep up with demand. By 2026, many magnet producers could switch to alternative technologies.

Demand is currently highest for lower value ‘light' rare earth elements, in particular Ce and La for use in fluid catalytic cracking and emissions catalysts, glass polishing powders, NiMH batteries and additives for glass production. Growth is slowing, however, for the ‘heavy' rare earths Eu and Tb, as their use in phosphor powders has fallen by almost two thirds since 2011 in the move to LED lamps.

In 2016, poorly performing global markets continue to limit demand and exert a downward pressure on most rare earth prices. Against a backdrop of low oil prices, slowing global steel output and an overall slowdown in the Chinese economy, prices for most rare earths have returned to low levels last seen in the mid-2000s. Nd has been one exception, experiencing an upward movement in price during 2016, based on expectations of growth in the

Table of Contents

  • 1. Executive summary
  • 2. Occurrence & reserves
  • 3. Mining & processing
  • 4. Overview of world rare earths production
  • 5. Notes on countries producing and consuming rare earths
  • 6. World consumption of rare earths
  • 7. End-uses for rare earths
  • 8. Outlook for rare earths production and consumption to 2026
  • 9. Analysis of rare earths international trade data
  • 10. Historical and forecast rare earths prices to 2026
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