Rare Earth Metals Market by Type (Cerium, Dysprosium, Europium, Gadolinium, Lanthanum, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Yttrium, Other Types), Application, and Geography - Global Industry Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast up to 2030

Rare Earth Metals Market by Type (Cerium, Dysprosium, Europium, Gadolinium, Lanthanum, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Terbium, Yttrium, Other Types), Application, and Geography - Global Industry Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast up to 2030

Rare Earth Metals Market Size

The global rare earth metals market size was valued at $5.92 billion in 2024 and is projected to reach $12.32 billion by 2030, growing at a CAGR of 13.0% during the forecast period.

Rare Earth Metals Market Overview

Rare earth metals are a group of 17 chemically similar elements, including the 15 lanthanides along with scandium and yttrium, which are typically found together in mineral deposits. Despite their name, these metals are relatively abundant in the Earth's crust but are rarely found in concentrated and economically exploitable forms. They possess unique magnetic, luminescent, and electrochemical properties that make them critical components in a wide range of high-tech applications, such as smartphones, electric vehicles, wind turbines, and various military technologies. The extraction and processing of rare earth metals are complex and environmentally challenging, often involving significant ecological and health impacts. Their strategic importance and limited supply have made them a focal point in discussions about resource security and geopolitical tensions, as they are essential for the advancement of green technologies and modern electronics.

Rare Earth Metals Market Dynamics
  • The rare earth metals market is expected to witness significant growth in the future due to the growing demand for electronics and high-tech devices, expansion of renewable energy technologies, and the increased use in electric vehicles.
  • Additionally, the advancements in defense and military applications and development of alternative sources and recycling technologies are the prominent factors driving the growth of the market.
  • However, the high processing costs and technological barriers in recycling are restraining the market growth.
  • On the contrary, the investment in sustainable mining practices, innovation in material substitution and efficiency, and the expansion into emerging markets and industries are creating opportunities for market growth.
By Type, the Neodymium Segment Constitutes Immense Share with Rare Earth Metals Market

The neodymium segment holds a significant share within the rare earth metals market owing to its critical role in manufacturing high-performance permanent magnets, which are essential components in a wide array of advanced technologies. Neodymium magnets, known for their exceptional strength and efficiency, are extensively used in electric vehicle motors, wind turbine generators, and various consumer electronics like smartphones, headphones, and hard disk drives. The global push towards renewable energy and electric mobility has significantly increased the need for these powerful magnets, driving the demand for neodymium. Additionally, the ongoing miniaturization of electronic devices requires smaller yet more powerful magnets, further bolstering the importance of neodymium. As industries and governments worldwide strive to reduce carbon emissions and adopt cleaner energy solutions, the strategic significance of neodymium in facilitating these technologies ensures its robust demand in the rare earth metals market.

By Geography, Asia Pacific is Projected to Show Strong Presence in the Rare Earth Metals Market

The Asia Pacific is anticipated to show a robust presence during the forecast period. Asia Pacific countries, particularly China, are major producers and consumers of high-tech products like electronics, electric vehicles, and renewable energy technologies, all of which heavily rely on rare earth metals. Additionally, the rapid industrialization and urbanization in countries such as China, Japan, South Korea, and India have led to a substantial increase in demand for rare earth metals for infrastructure development and consumer goods manufacturing. Furthermore, Asia Pacific nations are increasingly investing in renewable energy sources like wind and solar power, further driving the need for rare earth metals in applications such as wind turbine generators and solar panels. Lastly, the region's strategic focus on innovation and technology advancement underscores the importance of rare earth metals in maintaining competitiveness in various industries, contributing to the sustained demand for these critical elements in the Asia Pacific market.

Key Target Audience:
  • Mining Companies
  • Manufacturers of High-Tech Products (Electronics, Electric Vehicles, etc.)
  • Renewable Energy Companies
  • Government Agencies and Regulators
  • Investors and Financial Institutions
  • Research and Development Institutions
  • Recycling Companies
  • Consumers of Rare Earth Metals
List of the Key Players Profiled in the Report Includes:
  • Arafura Rare Earths
  • Australian Strategic Materials Ltd
  • Avalon Advanced Materials Inc
  • Bataou HEFA Rare Earth Co. Ltd
  • Canada Rare Earth Corporation
  • China Rare Earth Holdings Limited
  • Lynas Rare Earths Ltd
  • MP Materials
  • Northern Minerals Limited
  • Shenghe Resources Hording Co., Ltd
Recent Developments:
  • In October 2023, Shenghe Resources Holding Co., Ltd revealed its intention to acquire stakes in Vital Metals, a firm headquartered in New South Wales, Australia, and publicly listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). This acquisition was strategically aimed at bolstering Vital Metals' efforts in advancing its Nechalacho rare earth project in Canada and the Wigu Hill rare earth project in Tanzania. Additionally, the move sought to strengthen Shenghe's development framework and enhance its global business strategy by augmenting rare earth resources within the global market.
Market Segmentation:

The research report includes in-depth coverage of the industry analysis with size, share, and forecast for the below segments:

Market by, Type:
  • Cerium
  • Dysprosium
  • Europium
  • Gadolinium
  • Lanthanum
  • Neodymium
  • Praseodymium
  • Samarium
  • Terbium
  • Yttrium
  • Other Types
Market by, Application:
  • Catalysts
  • Ceramics
  • Glass Additives
  • Glass Polishing
  • Metal Alloys
  • Permanent Magnets
  • Phosphors
  • Other Applications
Market by, Geography:

The rare earth metals market report also analyzes the major geographic regions and countries of the market. The regions and countries covered in the study include:
  • North America (The United States, Canada, Mexico), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Europe (Germany, France, UK, Italy, Spain, Rest of Europe), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Rest of Asia Pacific), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • South America (Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Rest of South America), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
  • Middle East & Africa (UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran, South Africa, Rest of Middle East & Africa), Market Estimates, Forecast & Opportunity Analysis
Scope of the Report:

The report “Global Rare Earth Metals Market: Industry Analysis, Opportunities and Forecast up to 2030” by Diligence Insights provides a detailed analysis of the present market and future outlook with market estimates and forecasts for all specified segments, encompassing both global and regional perspectives as outlined within the research framework. The study includes historical market data for the years 2022, 2023 and offers revenue estimations for 2024, and project forecasts spanning from 2025 to 2030. It places significant emphasis on the examination of market trends, key industry participants, supply chain developments, technological advancements, pivotal milestones, and prospective strategies. Comprehensive market assessments are carried out across major geographic regions, including North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa. As such, this report constitutes a valuable resource for current industry stakeholders, newcomers to the field, and potential investors.

The study offers an in-depth market analysis, drawing insights from industry experts across the value chain. A special focus has been made on 25 countries, including the United States, Canada, Mexico, the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain, France, Italy, China, Brazil, Saudi Arabia, and South Africa, among others. The market data has been meticulously collected through extensive primary interviews and comprehensive secondary research. Market size determination is rooted in the revenue generated from sales across all the specified segments and sub-segments as defined within the research scope. The market sizing analysis includes both top-down and bottom-up approaches for data validation and accuracy measures.

The report offers insights into the following aspects:
  • Analysis of major market trends, factors driving, restraining, threatening, and providing opportunities for the market.
  • Analysis of the market structure by identifying various segments and sub-segments of the market.
  • Understand the revenue forecast of the market for North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, South America, and Middle East & Africa.
  • Analysis of opportunities by identification of high-growth segments/revenue pockets in the market.
  • Understand major player profiles in the market and analyze their business strategies.
  • Understand competitive developments such as joint ventures, alliances, mergers and acquisitions, and new product launches in the market.

1 Market Introduction
1.1 Market Definition
1.2 Research Scope and Segmentation
1.3 Stakeholders
1.4 List of Abbreviations
2 Executive Summary
3 Research Methodology
3.1 Identification of Data
3.2 Data Analysis
3.3 Verification
3.4 Data Sources
3.5 Assumptions
4 Market Dynamics
4.1 Market Drivers
4.2 Market Restraints
4.3 Market Opportunities
4.4 Market Challenges
5 Porter's Five Force Analysis
5.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
5.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers
5.3 Threat of New Entrants
5.4 Threat of Substitutes
5.5 Competitive Rivalry in the Market
6 Global Rare Earth Metals Market by, Type
6.1 Overview
6.2 Cerium
6.3 Dysprosium
6.4 Europium
6.5 Gadolinium
6.6 Lanthanum
6.7 Neodymium
6.8 Praseodymium
6.9 Samarium
6.10 Terbium
6.11 Yttrium
6.12 Other Types
7 Global Rare Earth Metals Market by, Application
7.1 Overview
7.2 Catalysts
7.3 Ceramics
7.4 Glass Additives
7.5 Glass Polishing
7.6 Metal Alloys
7.7 Permanent Magnets
7.8 Phosphors
7.9 Other Applications
8 Global Rare Earth Metals Market by, Geography
8.1 Overview
8.2 North America
8.2.1 US
8.2.2 Canada
8.2.3 Mexico
8.3 Europe
8.3.1 Germany
8.3.2 France
8.3.3 UK
8.3.4 Italy
8.3.5 Spain
8.3.6 Rest of Europe
8.4 Asia Pacific
8.4.1 China
8.4.2 Japan
8.4.3 India
8.4.4 South Korea
8.4.5 Australia
8.4.6 New Zealand
8.4.7 Rest of Asia Pacific
8.5 South America
8.5.1 Brazil
8.5.2 Argentina
8.5.3 Chile
8.5.4 Rest of South America
8.6 Middle East & Africa
8.6.1 UAE
8.6.2 Saudi Arabia
8.6.3 Qatar
8.6.4 Iran
8.6.5 South Africa
8.6.6 Rest of Middle East & Africa
9 Key Developments
10 Company Profiling
10.1 Arafura Rare Earths
10.1.1 Business Overview
10.1.2 Product/Service Offering
10.1.3 Financial Overview
10.1.4 SWOT Analysis
10.1.5 Key Activities
10.2 Australian Strategic Materials Ltd
10.3 Avalon Advanced Materials Inc
10.4 Bataou HEFA Rare Earth Co. Ltd
10.5 Canada Rare Earth Corporation
10.6 China Rare Earth Holdings Limited
10.7 Lynas Rare Earths Ltd
10.8 MP Materials
10.9 Northern Minerals Limited
10.10 Shenghe Resources Hording Co., Ltd

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