Published: June 2019
In this report, we provide an introduction to rare earth elements and reveal that, while they are not particularly rare in nature, they are rarely concentrated into economically-significant amounts for extraction owing to certain physical and chemical properties that promote their broad dissipation throughout most rock types.
Moreover, we provide a summary of compliant and non-compliant mineral reserves globally by country and country share, and review global rare earth production by country and rare earth consumption by end-use category in 2018.
Lastly, we discuss the supply-demand outlook for two key rare earth magnet inputs, neodymium and dysprosium, and conclude that the supply-side of the market will struggle to keep up with rapidly growing demand in the not-too-distant future.
This free briefing is essential reading for anyone curious about the rare earth industry or looking to learn more about the basic supply-demand fundamentals.