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Rare Earth Metals Market Research Reports & Industry Analysis

Rare Earth Elements (REE) are used extensively in almost every conceivable advanced technology product (cell phones, televisions, DVDs, electric vehicles) and as well in many low-technology products (oil refining, cigarette lighters, incandescent lighting). The market for rare earths, however, has become volatile with rapidly increasing prices, tightened supplies, and growing concerns among many nations over their economic and military reliance on these metals. China has a near-monopoly on mining and processing rare earth elements but is itself expected to become a net importer of REEs in the near future. The reliance on rare earth elements for much of the world’s future growth, particularly for alternative energy development, cannot be overstated.

Largely as a result of high prices and tight supplies of rare earths, considerable efforts are also being made to find alternatives. Time and cost are key factors in the development of new rare earth resources but the development of new sources of rare earths is absolutely essential.

Contrary to their name, rare earth elements (or REE) are not so rare. The term “rare” was attached to these elements when they were first discovered in the 1800’s when they indeed appeared to be “rare”. However, REEs are so common that if one was to scoop some soil from one’s yards it would likely contain some amount of REEs. Rare earth elements are found throughout the world and some REEs are more common than tin and almost as plentiful as copper. The problem is not a lack of REEs in general, but rather a lack of rare earth deposits that have sufficient concentrations or REEs to make mining them economical. In other words, rare earth elements are not rare but large deposits of them are. The rare earth elements consist of seventeen metal elements – 15 elements from the lanthanide series of elements (atomic numbers 57 to 71) plus scandium (atomic number 21) and yttrium (atomic number 39). Scandium and yttrium are included in the rare earths since they are chemically similar to the lanthanide elements and are found with the lanthanide elements in nature. The 17 rare earth elements comprise the largest chemically coherent group of elements in the periodic table.

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Rare Earth Metals Industry Research & Market Reports

  • Global Rare Earth Polishing Powder Market Research Report 2017

    ... major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Rare Earth ... Read More

  • Global Nd2 Fe14B Rare Earth Magnets Market Research Report 2017

    ... on the world's major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced ... Read More

  • Global Rare Earth Magnets Market Research Report 2017

    ... regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Rare Earth Magnets ... Read More

  • Global Strontium Carbonate Mineral Market Research Report 2017

    ... market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Strontium Carbonate Mineral basics: ... Read More

  • Global and Chinese Yttrium Oxide Industry, 2017 Market Research Report

    ... market. The report provides key statistics on the market status of the Yttrium Oxide manufacturers and is a valuable source of guidance and direction for companies and individuals interested in the industry.Firstly, the report provides ... Read More

  • Global Sodium Scandium Oxalate Market Research Report 2017

    ... regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Sodium Scandium Oxalate ... Read More

  • Global Strontium Bromide Industry 2017 Market Research Report

    ... report analyzes the top manufacturers in global and major regions, and splits the Strontium Bromide market by product type and applications/end industries. The major players in global Strontium Bromide market include Shanghai Xinbao Fine Chemical ... Read More

  • Global Strontium Market Report and Forecast to 2021

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom,Japan, South Korea and China). In this report, the global Strontium market is valued at USD XX ... Read More

  • Global Strontium Market Size and Forecast to 2021

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, United Kingdom,Japan, South Korea and China). In this report, the global Strontium market is valued at USD XX ... Read More

  • Global Yttrium Zirconium Oxide Market Research Report 2017

    ... market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Yttrium Zirconium Oxide basics: ... Read More

  • Global Yttrium Oxide Market Research Report 2017

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Yttrium Oxide basics: definitions, classifications, applications ... Read More

  • Global Yttrium Nitrate Market Research Report 2017

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Yttrium Nitrate basics: definitions, classifications, applications ... Read More

  • Global Strontium Nitrate Crystals Market Research Report 2017

    ... market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Strontium Nitrate Crystals basics: ... Read More

  • Global Scandium Nitrate Market Research Report 2017

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Scandium Nitrate basics: definitions, classifications, applications ... Read More

  • Global Strontium Nitrate Market Research Report 2017

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Strontium Nitrate basics: definitions, classifications, applications ... Read More

  • Global Yttrium Lanthanum Oxide Market Research Report 2017

    ... market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Yttrium Lanthanum Oxide basics: ... Read More

  • Global Yttrium Isopropoxide Oxide Market Research Report 2017

    ... market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Yttrium Isopropoxide Oxide basics: ... Read More

  • Global Yttrium Nitrate Hydrate Market Research Report 2017

    ... market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Yttrium Nitrate Hydrate basics: ... Read More

  • Global Yttrium Iron Oxide Market Research Report 2017

    ... market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Yttrium Iron Oxide basics: ... Read More

  • Global Ytterbium Doped Yttrium Lanthanum Oxide Market Research Report 2017

    ... the world's major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the ... Read More

  • Global Rare Earth Metals Ions Market Research Report 2017

    ... major regional market conditions, focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Rare Earth ... Read More

  • RARECO/GQREG – Rare Earth Processing Plant – Western Cape - Project Profile

    ... project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts. The "RARECO/GQREG – Rare Earth Processing Plant ... Read More

  • QRM – Beconcour Rare Earth Metals Processing Plant – Quebec - Project Profile

    ... project including project overview and location. The profile also details project ownership and funding, gives a full project description, as well as information on contracts, tendering and key project contacts. The "QRM – Beconcour Rare ... Read More

  • Global Strontium Carbonate Market Research Report 2017

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Strontium Carbonate basics: definitions, classifications, applications ... Read More

  • Global Scandium Oxide Market Research Report 2017

    ... focusing on the main regions (North America, Europe and Asia-Pacific) and the main countries (United States, Germany, united Kingdom, Japan, South Korea and China). The report firstly introduced the Scandium Oxide basics: definitions, classifications, applications ... Read More

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