China dominates the supply of rare earths, which are used in products like solar panels. Photo: Reuters
China dominates the supply of rare earths, which are used in products like solar panels. Photo: Reuters
Rare earths

China’s dominance of rare earths supply is a growing concern in the West

  • China provides more than 85 per cent of the world’s rare earths and it is home to about two-thirds of the global supply of rare metals and minerals like antimony and baryte, report says
  • US and Europe are worried that any disruption to their supply chains for such products would hurt key industries.

China dominates the supply of rare earths, which are used in products like solar panels. Photo: Reuters
China dominates the supply of rare earths, which are used in products like solar panels. Photo: Reuters
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