China’s rare earths mining quota in the first half of 2021 were set at 84,000 tonnes, a 27 per cent jump from a year earlier. Photo: Reuters
China’s rare earths mining quota in the first half of 2021 were set at 84,000 tonnes, a 27 per cent jump from a year earlier. Photo: Reuters
Rare earths

China’s rare earths facing ‘race to the bottom’ due to underpricing

  • China’s rare earths exports hit a five-year low in 2020 amid the coronavirus pandemic-stricken overseas demand and rising supply in domestic industries
  • Rare earths are a group of 17 minerals used in military equipment, consumer electronics and electric vehicles

China’s rare earths mining quota in the first half of 2021 were set at 84,000 tonnes, a 27 per cent jump from a year earlier. Photo: Reuters
China’s rare earths mining quota in the first half of 2021 were set at 84,000 tonnes, a 27 per cent jump from a year earlier. Photo: Reuters
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