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rare earth,

n metallic elements used in intensifying screens. Also refers to fast-exposure roentgen-ray screen film.
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only uses 5 percent of the world's supply of rare earth metals for defense purposes,5 the fact is that the U.
That's because, as we've warned, it's easy to buy rare earth metals but selling them is next to impossible - anyone want to buy a secondhand lump of erbium or yttrium?
The Rare Earth Metals Market is driven by factors such as high demand in the current and emerging applications, increasing demand of clean energy, and initiatives taken by governments and associations.
China currently holds 95 per cent of the world's reserves of rare earth metals in a multi-billion dollar global market in which demand is growing steadily.
China rare earth metal mining Industry, 2011 is valuable for anyone who wants to invest in the rare earth metal mining industry, to get Chinese investments; to import into China or export from China, to build factories and take advantage of lower costs in China, to partner with one of the key Chinese corporations, to get market shares as China is boosting its domestic needs; to forecast the future of the world economy as China is leading the way; or to compete in the segment.
com/research/4sgq6d/rare_earth_metals) has announced the addition of the "2013 Report on the International Rare Earth Metals Market - Industry Analysis, Trends and Forecast to 2018" report to their offering.
In testimony before Congress on September 21, Mark Smith, CEO of rare earth mining concern Molycorp, said that China, which now controls some 97% of the world's supply of rare earth metals, will continue to limit exports of the valuable elements, restricting its supply largely to domestic customers.
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China's monopoly over the global rare earth metals market has come under increased international scrutiny following recent efforts on the part of the Chinese government aimed at consolidating its domestic rare earth metal industry.
In addition to its rare earth mine and processing facility at Mountain Pass, California, Molycorp also owns a controlling interest in the Estonia-based Molycorp Silmet AS, which has a production capacity of 3,000 metric tons of rare earth products and 700 metric tons of rare metal products annually and is one of the largest rare metal and rare earth metal producers in Europe.
China reduced its second-half rare earth metal export quota for the minerals by 72 percent in July 2010.