Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters
Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters
Rare earths

China’s rare earth exports to the US could fall by a third as global demand drops 5 per cent this year amid coronavirus, analysts say

  • ‘As a major consumer of China’s lanthanum, the US oil refining industry is leading the demand fall,’ says Adamas Intelligence managing director
  • This year has seen a large decline in demand for rare-earth magnets as the pandemic has crushed demand for things like electric cars and smartphones

Topic |   Rare earths
Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters
Workers transport soil containing rare earth elements for export at a port in Lianyungang, Jiangsu province, China. Photo: Reuters
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