U.S. President Trump Determines REE Magnet Supply Chain Critical to Defense

Jul. 23, 2019

Trump determines that “domestic production capability” for key nodes in the supply chain are “essential to the national defense”

On July 22, 2019 U.S. President Donald Trump issued no less than five Presidential Determinations relating to the supply chain for rare-earth permanent magnets.

Each memorandum noted that without “Presidential action under section 303 of the Act, United States industry cannot reasonably be expected to provide the production capability” for each of the above activities and components, “adequately and in a timely manner”.

Most critically, the Presidential Determinations noted that “purchases, purchase commitments, or other action pursuant to section 303 of the Act are the most cost-effective, expedient, and practical alternative method for meeting the need for this critical capability”.

Read more in the original post by Gareth Hatch, Head of Business Development at Adamas Intelligence.

Report: Rare Earth Market & Pricing Outlook to 2030

In this report, we forecast global rare earth supply and demand to 2030 under two scenarios to examine how oxide prices will evolve in the years ahead.

With mounting supply risks in both China and Malaysia, the potential for near-term price increases is high in 2019. If Lynas is forced to halt production in Malaysia in September, we expect availability of neodymium, praseodymium, dysprosium, terbium and gadolinium to grow increasingly limited, and prices to rise accordingly.

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