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Rare earth, also known as rare earth metal or rare earth element,
collectively refers to lanthanides (including fifteen elements) and
closely-related scandium and yttrium. As a crucial strategic resource, it is
mainly contained in bastnaesite, xenotime, monazite, and other minerals. At
present, rare earth resources have been discovered in about 35 countries and
regions around the world, with total reserves of 130 million tons, of which
42.3% are owned by China alone.
In order to protect and rationally develop superior resources, China has adopted
a cap-control policy for rare earth exploitation since 2006 so that the rare
earth ore production suffered a continuous decline from 2010 to 2013. In 2014,
the State raised the upper limit, a move that helped drive the rare earth output
rise 14.5% year on year to 95,000 tons, occupying about 86.4% of the global
Besides meeting the domestic demand, China’s rare earth and its products are
also exported to the United States, Europe, Japan, South Korea, etc., with
2014’s export volume of rare earth products reaching about 29,000 tons
(rare-earth permanent magnet products 75.5%), accounting for 32.1% of the total
output. Despite a steady rise in rare earth product exports over the past two
years, the export value, affected by the lower export prices, continued to fall,
by 35.7% to USD370 million in 2014.
China’s rare earth industry has been facing quite a few challenges like low
enterprise concentration and scattered layout. In 2014, Inner Mongolia Baotou
Steel Rare-earth, which represents the largest market share, generated revenue
that accounted for a meager 7.1% of the total nationwide. In 2015, the 6 major
rare earth companies will implement integration, when the rare earth industry
concentration will increase significantly.
Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-earth (Group): As China's largest rare earth
producer, the company has an annual capacity of approximately 350,000 tons/a. In
April 2015, the company, along with the Department of Science and Technology of
Inner Mongolia, Baotou Municipal Government, and Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS),
established CAS Baotou Rare Earth Research and Development Center, hoping to
further enhance the research and development capabilities of rare earth
Rising Nonferrous Metals Group: On May 30, 2015, the company proposed to raise a
fund of RMB2.2 billion from targeted sources, of which RMB570 million will go
into rare earth mine expansion: RMB390 million into Pingyuan Huaqi Rare Earth
Industrial Co., Ltd., and RMB180 million into Dapu Xinchengji Industry & Trade
China Non-ferrous Metal Industry’s Foreign Engineering and Construction: In
March 2014, the company began to develop Kvanefjeld rare earth project in
cooperation with Greenland Minerals and Energy. In March 2015, the project’s
feasibility research was completed and pilot operation can be carried out within
Zhong Ke San Huan: As the largest NdFeB manufacturer in China, it now has the
capacity of 14,000 tons/a sintered NdFeB and 1,500 tons/a bonded NdFeB. In
February 2015, the company signed an agreement with Hitachi Metals over an
attempt to set up a high-performance NdFeB joint venture in China, with a design
capacity of 2,000 tons/a.
China Rare Earth Industry Report, 2014-2018 compiled by ResearchInChina mainly
deals with the following:
Status quo, supply and demand, key enterprises, etc. of global rare earth
Industry environment, policy environment, regional development, etc. of rare
earth in China;
Market size, market structure, export, market price, etc. of rare earth in
Market demand, major producers, etc. of main rare earth new materials in China;
Operation, revenue structure, rare earth business, etc. of 13 major rare earth
producers in China;
Operation, revenue structure, latest developments, etc. of 5 rare earth new
material manufacturers in China.
1. Overview of Rare Earth Industry
1.1 Definition & Classification
1.2 Industry Chain
2. Development of Global Rare Earth Industry
2.1 Resource Situation
2.1.1 Reserves and Distribution
2.1.2 Development of Rare Earth Mining Overseas
2.2 Supply & Demand
2.3 Key Enterprises
3. Development Environment for China’s Rare Earth Industry
3.1 Industry Environment
3.2 Policy Environment
3.2.1 Production Policy
3.2.2 Foreign Investment Policy
3.2.3 Export Policy
3.2.4 Industrial Integration Policy
3.2.5 Special Invoice System
3.3 Policy Trend
4. Development Status of China’s Rare Earth Industry
4.1 Reserves and Distribution
4.1.1 Resource Distribution
4.1.2 Ion-absorbing Type Rare Earth Ore
4.2 Development in Major Regions
4.2.1 Inner Mongolia
5. Supply and Demand of China’s Rare Earth Market
5.1 Supply & Demand
5.1.1 Production of Rare Earth Ore
5.1.2 Production of Rare Earth Products
5.1.3 Consumption of Rare Earth
5.2.1 Export Scale
5.2.2 Export Price
5.2.3 Export Structure
5.2.4 Export Litigation
5.3 Market Price
5.3.1 Overall Price
5.3.2 Prices of Major Middle & Heavy Rare Earth Metals
5.3.3 Prices of Major Light Rare Earth Metals
6. Rare Earth New Material Market in China
6.1 Magnetic Materials
6.1.1 Major Applications
6.1.3 Major Enterprises and Capacity
6.2 Hydrogen Storage Material
6.2.2 Major Enterprises and Capacity
6.3 Polishing Material
6.3.2 Major Enterprises and Capacity
6.4 Luminescent Material
6.4.1 Major Applications
6.4.3 Major Enterprises and Capacity
7. Major Rare Earth Enterprises in China
7.1 Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) Hi-Tech Co., Ltd.
7.1.3 Revenue Structure
7.1.4 Gross Margin
7.1.5 Rare Earth Business
7.2 China Minmetals Rare Earth Co., Ltd.
7.2.3 Revenue Structure
7.2.4 Gross Margin
7.2.5 Rare Earth Business
7.3 Jiangxi Tungsten Industry Group Co., Ltd.
7.3.3 Rare Earth Business
7.4 China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co.,
7.4.3 Revenue Structure
7.4.4 Rare Earth Business
7.5 Rising Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.
7.5.3 Revenue Structure
7.5.4 Gross Margin
7.5.5 Rare Earth Business
7.6 Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd.
7.6.3 Revenue Structure
7.6.4 Rare Earth Business
7.7 Hunan Rare-Earth Research Institute
7.8 Leshan Shenghe Rare Earth Technology Co., Ltd.
7.8.3 Revenue Structure
7.8.4 Rare Earth Business
7.9 China Rare Earth Holdings Ltd.
7.9.3 Revenue Structure
7.9.4 Rare Earth Business
7.10 Grirem Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
7.10.3 Latest Developments
7.11 Jiangyin Jiahua Advanced Material Resources Co., Ltd.
7.12 Zibo Jiahua Advanced Material Resource Co., Ltd.
7.13 Gan Zhou Chen Guang Rare Earths New Material Shares Co., Ltd.
8. Major Rare Earth New Material Manufacturers in China
8.1 Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech Co., Ltd.
8.1.2 Industry Chain Expansion
8.1.4 Revenue Structure
8.1.5 Gross Margin
8.1.6 Latest Developments
8.1.7 Rare Earth Business
8.2 Ningbo Yunsheng Co., Ltd.
8.2.3 Revenue Structure
8.2.4 Gross Margin
8.2.5 Rare Earth Business
8.3 Taiyuan Twin Tower Alomllum Oxide Co., Ltd.
8.3.3 Revenue Structure
8.3.4 Gross Margin
8.3.5 Rare Earth Business
8.4 Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd.
8.4.3 Revenue Structure
8.4.4 Gross Margin
8.4.5 Rare Earth Business
8.5 Shannxi IRICO Fluorescent Materials Co., Ltd.