Rare Earths Community

Welcome to Metal Event’s Rare Earths Community – here you will find news and information about the rare earths markets, including pricing data from China, company information and analysis of this important industrial sector.

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BAIINFO Rare Earth Weekly- Jul 12, 2018

Industry Review Review & Analysis This week, rare earth prices kept stable with sluggish transactions. Players are at wait-and-see mode. Mainstream rare earth offers had no change. Trading prices were adjusted by the market with small amount of transactions. Enterprises that impacted by early environmental inspections had resumed production. Demand in downstream market was small, […]

China Northern Rare Earth Group releases rare earth products prices for July

9 July 2018 The Northern Rare Earth Group  has released the price of rare earth products for July. The price of  lanthanum and cerium oxide remains unchanged while the price of neodymium, praseodymium neodymium products slightly increased. Products Prices(Yuan/Tonne) Product Index lanthanum oxide 15500 TREO≥96.5%  La2O3/REO≥99.99% cerium oxide 15000 TREO≥99%   CeO2/REO≥99.95% Pr-Nd oxide 334000 TREO≥99%  (Pr6O11+ Nd2O3)REO≥99.5% Neodymium oxide […]

BAIINFO Rare Earth Weekly Jul 5, 2018

Industry Review Review & Analysis This week, rare earth prices rebounded, after decreasing to the lowest price. On Monday, environmental protection problem of Guangxi rare earth mining was reported. CHALCO Group started to shut down and readjusted, impacting supply of rare earth. Till Wednesday, downstream merchants begun to purchase, so inquires became more. Upstream enterprises […]

The New York Times: How Rare Earths (What?) Could Be Crucial in a U.S.-China Trade War

By Alexandra Stevenson July 11, 2018 KUANTAN, Malaysia — Amanda Lacaze grabbed her iPhone and rattled off the names of the special minerals needed to make it. The screen was polished with lanthanum and cerium. The inside has a magnet made with neodymium and praseodymium. Those minerals almost certainly came from China. Ms. Lacaze’s job is […]

USA’s new $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese products from September

USA’s new $200bn worth of tariffs on Chinese products from September includes a long list of metals and metal products. As a result Shanghai Future Exchange has already seen Ni, Zn and Cu take big tumbles today. To view the list, please visit: https://mp.weixin.qq.com/s/3evTJtOqBpAno7bYMbVkww  

Ucore Meets with Senior Trump Administration Officials Regarding US Dependence on Chinese Rare Earths

July 3, 2018 – HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA – Ucore Rare Metals, Inc. (TSXV:UCU) (OTCQX:UURAF) (“Ucore” or the “Company”) is pleased to comment on recent activity in Washington, DC related to efforts to end dependence on Chinese-sourced critical rare earths and ensuring future domestic production.   During the week of June 25th, 2018, senior Ucore representatives […]

BAIINFO Rare Earth Weekly Jun 28, 2018

Industry Review Review & Analysis This week, rare earth prices tended to go down, players are in wait and see mode. Environmental inspections affected the expectation, and some enterprises tried to resume production. In addition, demand at downstream market was weak in off season, so there are few transcations going on . Traders started to […]

Reuters: Chinalco halts Guangxi rare earth operations after environmental lapses

July 2 2018 BEIJING (Reuters) – State-owned Aluminum Corp of China, or Chinalco, said on Monday it told its rare earth unit in southern China’s Guangxi region to suspend operations after inspectors found the company breached environmental rules. A meeting of Chinalco’s leadership team on Monday morning ordered the Guangxi unit to swiftly rectify the […]

The rare earth market remains stable this week

June 28 2018 The price of rare earth remained steady this week. The price of Nd-Pr oxide is 338,000-348,000 yuan/tonne, down by 2000 yuan/tonne compared to last week. Price of Nd-Pr alloy is offered at 430,000-440,000 yuan/tonne but the actual transaction price is around 428,000 yuan/tonne.   Upstream producers are in wait-and-see mode, but some […]

Arafura Resources: Increased groundwater monitoring activity at Nolans

28 June 2018 Arafura Resources Limited (ASX: ARU) (Arafura, the Company) is pleased to announce it has increased water monitoring  and management  activities  at  its  100%‐owned Nolans Neodymium‐Praseodymium project near Alice Springs in the Northern Territory in keeping with the conditions accompanying recent environmental approvals. The  process  of  increasing  water  monitoring  activities  has  included  increasing  the  number  of hydrographic  stations  in  local  water  courses,  installing  data  loggers  into  monitoring  and  production bores to provide continuous groundwater data and increasing the frequency of sampling to assess water quality. Arafura  has  invested more  than  $3 million  to  delineate and  define  the Southern  Basin ground water resource and establish its own bore infrastructure for exploration and project development purposes. The  Company  is  now  actively  […]