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Rare Earth Elements Market - Growth, Trends, and Forecast (2020 - 2025)

  • ID: 4514970
  • Report
  • August 2020
  • Region: Global
  • 125 pages
  • Mordor Intelligence
until Sep 30th 2021


  • Alkane Resources Ltd
  • Caeneus Minerals Ltd
  • Galaxy Resources Ltd
  • Medallion Resources
  • Orbite Technologies Inc.
  • Rare Element Resources
The rare earth elements (REE) market is expected to register a CAGR of over 7.5%, during the forecast period. The major factors driving the growth of the market studied are the high demand from emerging economies, the dependency of 'Green Technology' on rare earth elements, and companies focusing on R&D. On the flip side, the inconsistent supply and illegal mining of rare earth elements are some of the concerns affecting the growth of the studied market.
  • The rare earth metals segment dominated the market. It is likely to grow during the forecast period, with rising applications and surging demand from various industries.
  • The increasing scandium usage in aerospace applications is likely to provide opportunities for the studied market, during the forecast period.
  • Asia-Pacific dominated the global market, owing to the increasing production of rare earth metals and rising demand from industries, such as consumer electronics, etc.
Key Market Trends

Magnets Segment to Dominate the Market Demand

Magnets stand to be the largest application for rare earth elements. Magnets find extensive applications in various industries, such as electronics, automotive, power generation, medical, etc.
  • Magnets are used in computer hard drives, microwave power tubes, anti-lock brakes, automotive parts, disk drive motors, frictionless bearings, power generation, magnetic refrigeration, microphones and speakers, communication systems, and MRI.
  • Industries, such as automotive, electronics, and healthcare, have been witnessing innovation and development, which are driving the production and growth in such industries.
  • Though automotive production declined during 2018, the future of the market is positive, as the market growth is likely to be driven by the continuous innovation efforts being taken toward the development of new, lightweight, hybrid, and electronic vehicles.
  • In electronic industries, the innovation of advanced technologies and upgradation of the existing ones have been driving the growth of the market.
  • Additionally, magnets are used in medical equipment, such as MRI machines, heart pumps, pacemakers, sleep apnea machines, and insulin pumps. The healthcare industry has been witnessing huge investments in the regions, such as Asia-Pacific and the Middle East & Africa, which may drive the demand for the aforementioned medical equipment.
  • Hence, all such trends are expected to noticeably drive the demand for magnets, which is further projected to increase the demand for rare earth elements in the coming years.
Asia-Pacific Region to Dominate the Market

The Asia-Pacific region dominated the global market share. With rising automotive production, increasing investments into the healthcare industry, and rising ceramic demand and production, the consumption of rare earth elements are also projected to increase noticeably in the region, during the forecast period.
  • Automotive production is increasing in countries, such as India, Thailand, Vietnam, and Indonesia. Additionally, China, the world’s largest automotive producer, is majorly focusing on increasing the production and sale of electric vehicles in the country. For this purpose, the country has planned to increase the production of electric vehicles (EVs) to 2 million a year, by 2020, and 7 million a year, by 2025.
  • In addition, India is witnessing investments in the automotive industry. For instance, in 2018, Hyundai planned an investment of USD 1 billion in India, by 2020. SAIC Motor also announced to invest USD 500 million in India, by 2020.
  • China has the world’s largest electronics production base. The country serves not only domestic demand for electronics but also exports electronic output to other countries. With an increase in the disposable income of the middle-class population in the country, and increasing demand for electronic products in the countries importing electronic products from China, the production of electronics is projected to grow.
  • Countries, such as India, South Korea, and Japan, are also some of the major countries that are producing electronic products. India has been witnessing investments in the electronics industry, which is driven by the government initiatives and incentives offered to increase electronics production in the country.
  • Furthermore, the demand for, and production of ceramics is the highest in Asia-Pacific. The increasing ceramic demand from industries, such as aerospace and defense, energy, healthcare, and consumer goods, is driving the production in the ceramics industry.
  • Hence, such market trends are likely to drive the demand for products, such as magnets, ceramics, glass, etc., in the region, which may boost the rare earth elements market in the coming years.
Competitive Landscape

The rare earth elements market is fragmented in nature, with numerous players holding insignificant share to affect the market dynamics, individually. Some of the noticeable players in the market include Avalon Advanced Materials Inc., Rare Element Resources Ltd, Eutectix, Shin-Etsu Chemical Company, and Alkane Resources Ltd, among others.

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  • Alkane Resources Ltd
  • Caeneus Minerals Ltd
  • Galaxy Resources Ltd
  • Medallion Resources
  • Orbite Technologies Inc.
  • Rare Element Resources
1.1 Study Assumptions
1.2 Scope of the Study



4.1 Drivers
4.1.1 High Demand from Emerging Economies
4.1.2 Dependency of 'Green Technology' on REE
4.1.3 Companies Focusing on R&D
4.2 Restraints
4.2.1 Inconsistent Supply
4.2.2 Illegal Mining of REE
4.3 Industry Value Chain Analysis
4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis
4.4.1 Bargaining Power of Suppliers
4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Consumers
4.4.3 Threat of New Entrants
4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products and Services
4.4.5 Degree of Competition
4.5 Top Individual Consumers of Rare Oxides by Elements
4.6 Top Importers by Country
4.7 Current Major Projects
4.8 Upcoming Projects

5.1 Element
5.1.1 Cerium Oxide Sulfide Others
5.1.2 Neodymium Alloy
5.1.3 Lanthanum Alloy Oxide Others
5.1.4 Dysprosium
5.1.5 Terbium
5.1.6 Yttrium Alloy Oxide Others
5.1.7 Scandium Alloy Oxide Fluoride Chloride Nitrate Iodide Carbonate and Others
5.1.8 Other Elements
5.2 Application
5.2.1 Catalysts
5.2.2 Ceramics
5.2.3 Phosphors
5.2.4 Glass and Polishing
5.2.5 Metallurgy
5.2.6 Magnets
5.2.7 Other Applications
5.3 Geography
5.3.1 Asia-Pacific China India Japan South Korea Rest of Asia-Pacific
5.3.2 North America United States Canada Mexico
5.3.3 Europe Germany United Kingdom France Italy Rest of Europe
5.3.4 South America Brazil Argentina Rest of South America
5.3.5 Middle-East and Africa Saudi Arabia South Africa Rest of Middle-East and Africa

6.1 Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Collaborations, and Agreements
6.2 Market Share Analysis**
6.3 Strategies Adopted by Leading Players
6.4 Company Profiles
6.4.1 Alkane Resources Ltd
6.4.2 Aluminum Corporation of China Ltd
6.4.3 Arafura Resources Limited
6.4.4 Avalon Advanced Materials Inc.
6.4.5 China Minmetals Corporation
6.4.6 China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co. Ltd
6.4.7 Caeneus Minerals Ltd
6.4.8 Eutectix
6.4.9 Galaxy Resources Ltd
6.4.10 Ganzhou Rare Earth Group Co. Ltd
6.4.11 Iluka Resources Ltd
6.4.12 Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (group) Hi-tech Co. Ltd
6.4.13 International Ferro Metals Limited
6.4.14 Medallion Resources
6.4.15 Northern Minerals Limited
6.4.16 Orbite Technologies Inc.
6.4.17 Peak Resources Limited
6.4.18 Rare Element Resources
6.4.19 Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co. Ltd
6.4.20 Shin-Etsu Chemical Company
6.4.21 Stans Energy Corp.
6.4.22 Tantalus Rare Earths AG
6.4.23 Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
6.4.24 Xiamen Tungsten Co. Ltd

7.1 Increasing Scandium Usage in Aerospace Applications
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A selection of companies mentioned in this report includes:

  • 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
  • Eutectix
  • 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
  • Medallion Resources
  • Northern Minerals Limited
  • Orbite Technologies Inc.
  • Peak Resources Limited
  • Rare Element Resources
  • Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co. Ltd
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Company
  • Stans Energy Corp.
  • Tantalus Rare Earths AG
  • Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
  • Xiamen Tungsten Co. Ltd
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