China’s export restrictions on rare earths

Mancheri, Nabeel A (2011) China’s export restrictions on rare earths. East Asia Forum. pp. 1-3.

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Abstract: China is the world’s largest depositor, producer, consumer and exporter of rare earths, controlling 97 per cent of the global supplies. But with China’s export restrictions, the gap between demand and supply is growing because of the dearth of any other major supplying nation. In recent years, the Chinese government has cut down the number of export enterprises, export quotas and the annual exploitation volume of rare earth ores. Users of the minerals in industrialised countries now face tighter supplies and higher prices. China has cut its export quotas for rare earths by 35 per cent in the first round of permits for 2011, threatening to extend a global shortage of the minerals needed for smart phones, hybrid cars and guided missiles.
Item Type: Journal Paper
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Subjects: International Strategic and Security Studies Programme > Political Science
Divisions: Schools > International Strategic and Security Studies Programme
Date Deposited: 01 Jan 2016 04:26
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