South Africa


  • Industry: Mining
  • Type: Business and industry issue
  • Date: 2012/11/27

Quarterly Commodity Insights Bulletin: Rare Earth Elements Q2 & Q3-2012 

This Quarterly Commodity Insights Bulletin looks at how Rare Earth Elements have performed during the second and third quarter of 2012.

Prices for Rare Earth Elements have continued to decline since the mid-year 2011 highs. The outlook for the REE market remains uncertain as a result of a multiplicity of factors including: accelerated corporate efforts at substitution, recycling, stockpiling – normally a sign of market surplus – and regulation.
Also in this report:


  • Major market shakeup looming
  • Background
  • Selective supply and demand news
  • Regulatory updates


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Carel Smit
Head of Markets
Energy and Natural Resources
Tel: +27 (0)11 647 7065