High Demand from Emerging Economies Drives the Market
Owing to their properties, such as electronic, optical, and magnetic characteristics, rare earth metals find applications in a wide range of industries. These applications range from permanent magnets, metal alloys, phosphors, catalysts, and polishing, to glass additives. The growing end-user industries in developing Asia-Pacific region, including China, India, Malaysia, and South Korea, are expected to accelerate the demand for the rare earth elements market, over the forecast period. China was both the largest consumer and producer of rare earth elements, in 2017.
Cerium Dominating the Market
Cerium is used to manufacture catalytic converters. It helps to convert pollutants in the engine exhaust system into non-toxic compounds. Rechargeable batteries made from neodymium, lanthanum, and cerium (combined with manganese, nickel, cobalt, and/or aluminum) are used in car batteries in hybrid electric vehicles, electronic devices, and power tools. Cerium is also used to manufacture catalytic converters, which convert pollutants in engine exhaust system into non-toxic compounds.
Asia-Pacific to Dominate the Market
By geography, due to the ready availability, especially in countries, such as China, Japan, and Australia, Asia-Pacific is the largest segment in the global rare earth metals market. The considerable presence of rare earth metals, in industries, such as consumer electronics and hybrid electric vehicles, especially in Japan and China, has led to a tremendous demand from this region. Presently, permanent magnet garners the highest demand for rare earth metals in this region, whereas the demand for phosphors is expected to record robust growth.
Major Players: China Minmetals Corporation, Eutectix, Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, Xiamen Tungsten Co. Ltd, and Alkane Resources Ltd, amongst others.
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1.1 Scope of the Report
1.2 Research Phases
1.3 Study Deliverables
2. Executive Summary
3. Market Insights
3.1 Industry Value Chain Analysis
3.2 Industry Attractiveness – Porter’s Five Forces Analysis
3.2.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
3.2.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
3.2.3 Threat of New Entrants
3.2.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
3.2.5 Degree of Competition
3.3 Global Capacity by Key Feedstock
3.3.2 Natural Gas
3.4 Top Individual Consumers of Rare Oxides - By Element
3.5 Top Importers - By Country
4. Market Dynamics
4.1.1 High Demand from Emerging Economies
4.1.2 Dependency of Green Technology on REE
4.2.1 Inconsistent Supply
4.2.2 Illegal Mining of REE
4.3.1 Increasing Scandium Usage in Aerospace Applications
5. Market Segmentation and Analysis - (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
5.1 By Element
5.2 By End-user Industry
220.127.116.11 Carbonate and Others
5.2.6 By Application
18.104.22.168 Glass & Polishing
6. Regional Market Analysis (Market Size, Growth, and Forecast)
6.1.4 South Korea
6.1.5 Rest of Asia-Pacific
6.2 North America
6.2.1 United States
6.2.4 Rest of North America
6.3.2 United Kingdom
6.3.5 Rest of Europe
6.4 South America
6.4.3 Rest of South America
6.5 Middle East & Africa
6.5.1 Saudi Arabia
6.5.2 South Africa
6.5.3 Rest of Middle East & Africa
7. Reserve and Production Analysis (Reserves, Current Production, List of Projects, and Regulatory Analysis)
7.3 United States
8. Mineral Exploration Projects
8.1 Current Major Projects
8.1.1 Lofdal Rare Earth Project
8.1.2 Steenkampskraal Rare Earth Elements Project
8.1.3 Bear Lodge Project
8.1.4 Zandkopsdrift rare earth project
8.1.5 Greenfield Exploration Project
8.1.6 Wigu Hill Rare Earth Element (REE) Project
8.1.7 Strange Lake Project
8.1.8 Clay-Howells Project
8.1.9 Ashram Rare Earth Project
8.1.10 Bokan Property
8.1.11 Yangibana Project and Brockman Project
8.1.12 Browns Range Project
8.1.13 Nyngan Scandium Project
8.1.14 Owendale Project
8.1.15 Sconi Project
8.1.16 Honeybugle Scandium Project
8.1.17 ...List not exhaustive
8.2 Upcoming Projects
9. Competitive Landscape
9.1 Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
9.2 Market Share Analysis**
9.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
10. Company Profiles (Overview, Financials**, Products & Services, Recent Developments, and Analyst View)
10.1 Alkane Resources Ltd
10.2 Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd
10.3 Arafura Resources Limited
10.4 Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
10.5 China Minmetals Corporation
10.6 China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd
10.7 Caeneus Minerals Ltd
10.9 Galaxy Resources Ltd
10.10 Ganzhou Rare Earth Group Co. Ltd
10.11 Iluka Resources Ltd
10.12 Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (group) Hi-tech Co. Ltd
10.13 International Ferro Metals Limited
10.14 Lynas Corporation Ltd
10.15 Medallion Resources
10.16 Northern Minerals Limited
10.17 Orbite Technologies Inc.
10.18 Peak Resources Limited
10.19 Quest Rare Minerals Ltd
10.20 Rare Element Resources
10.21 Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co. Ltd
10.22 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company
10.23 Stans Energy Corp.
10.24 Tantalus Rare Earths AG
10.25 Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
10.26 Xiamen Tungsten Co. Ltd
...List not exhaustive
**Subject to availability on the public domain
- Alkane Resources Ltd.
- Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd.
- Arafura Resources Limited
- Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
- China Minmetals Corporation
- China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd.
- Caeneus Minerals Ltd
- Galaxy Resources Ltd.
- Ganzhou Rare Earth Group.Co. Ltd.
- Iluka Resources Ltd.
- Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (group) Hi-tech Co. Ltd
- International Ferro Metals Limited
- Lynas Corporation Ltd.
- Medallion Resources
- Northern Minerals Limited
- Orbite Technologies Inc.
- Peak Resources Limited
- Quest Rare Minerals Ltd
- Rare Element Resources
- Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co. Ltd.
- Shin-Etsu Chemical Company S.Ans Energy Corp.
- Tantalus Rare Earths AG
- Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
- Xiamen Tungsten Co. Ltd.