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Global Rare Earth Materials Market, Forecast to 2025

  • ID: 4793010
  • Report
  • June 2019
  • Region: Global
  • 155 Pages
  • Frost & Sullivan
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The Rise in Neodymium Magnet, Lanthanum and Cerium-based Application Demand Contributes to Noteworthy Market Growth

The seventeen rare-earth elements are cerium (Ce), dysprosium (Dy), erbium (Er), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), holmium (Ho), lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), scandium (Sc), terbium (Tb), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb), and yttrium (Y). They find important applications in various industries, such as catalysts, magnets, glass, polishing, batteries, metallurgy and phosphors and pigments.

The key product types pertaining to every application area have been considered during the course of this research study conducted at a global level. Applications of rare earth elements have been quantitatively explained for all key regions and further broken down into key sub-regions.

The global rare earth materials market is expected to witness moderate growth in volume shipment over the forecast period. The increasing demand for rare earth products to meet high-end applications across various industries is expected to drive the market growth of rare earth materials. Asia-Pacific is is the leader not only in terms of identified rare earth deposits but also production, processing, and supply of rare earth materials at the global level. China, Australia, and Malaysia are the key countries involved in rare earth mining and processing activities.

Infrastructure development, demand rise for electric vehicles and for NdPr-based permanent magnets across the globe have been fuelling the demand for rare earth materials considerably. The demand is also indicating a preference for high-purity, customized products that yield high application efficiency.

Rare earth mining and processing companies outside of China have been strategizing to self-finance fresh exploration projects and to simultaneously develop comprehensive rare earth ore processing and supply chain competencies independent of Chinese investments and infrastructure. The objective has been to mitigate the dependency on China for the supply of rare earth products.

As the rare earth materials market is heavily influenced by Chinese supplies which cause supply and price uncertainties, end-users outside of China have been seeking rare-earth alternatives. Substitutes (e.g., cobalt) are being researched for permanent magnet applications in the field of microelectronics.

Over the last decade, massive infrastructural development activities have taken place in developing economies, such as China, India, Brazil, and Southeast Asia.

Electric and hybrid motor vehicle development and wind turbine manufacturing growth have been contributing to the rise in demand for rare earth materials used in the relevant manufacturing processes. The rise in permanent magnet, catalyst and metallurgical industry applications is expected to contribute to substantial market growth. Environmental regulations in developed countries have been pressing the need for environment-friendly vehicles which call for the use of rare earth materials as a raw material. In specific cases, the annual growth of prices has been very high; for instance, neodymium prices have risen substantially in 2018 (over 2017 prices) due to a strong demand rise for magnet applications for which there is significant demand.

Key Issues Addressed:

  • What are the product and end-use application trends in the rare earth materials market space?
  • What are the major challenges that participants in the rare earth materials market face?
  • What are the key factors that drive or restrict growth in this market?
  • What are the major rare earth element product types?
  • Who are the key market participants in the rare earth materials market space?
  • What are the regional trends in the market?
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1. Executive Summary

  • Key Findings
  • Executive Summary - Strategic Factsheet
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • CEO’s Perspective

2. Market Overview

  • Market Definitions
  • Geographic Scope
  • Market Trends
  • Material, Product and Technology Trends
  • Key Questions this Study will Answer
  • Market Segmentation

3. Drivers and Restraints - Total Rare Earth Materials Market

  • Market Drivers
  • Drivers Explained
  • Market Restraints
  • Restraints Explained

4. Forecasts and Trends - Total Rare Earth Materials Market

  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Forecast Assumptions
  • Revenue Forecast
  • Volume Shipment Forecast
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
  • Percent Revenue Forecast by Region
  • Revenue Forecast by Region
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Volume Shipment Forecast by Region
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Market Segments

5. Value Chain - Total Rare Earth Materials Market

  • Value Chain
  • Value Chain Description
  • Notable Mergers & Acquisitions
  • SWOT Analysis

6. Market Share and Competitive Analysis - Total Rare Earth Materials Market

  • Market Share and Competitive Analysis
  • Competitive Environment

7. Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action

  • Growth Opportunity 1 - Developing Self-financed Mining Projects by Exploration Companies
  • Growth Opportunity 2 - Providing Value-added Services to Customers to Gain Operational Efficiency
  • Strategic Imperatives for Success and Growth

8. North America Analysis

  • Characteristics and Overview
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Sub-region
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Sub-region
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Application
  • Competitive Environment

9. Europe Analysis

  • Characteristics and Overview
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Subregion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Subregion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Application
  • Competitive Environment

10. Asia-Pacific Analysis

  • Characteristics and Overview
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Subregion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Subregion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Application
  • Competitive Environment

11. Rest of World (RoW) Analysis

  • Characteristics and Overview
  • Market Engineering Measurements
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast
  • Volume Shipment and Revenue Forecast Discussion
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast
  • Pricing Trends and Forecast Discussion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Subregion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Subregion
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Product Type
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast by Application
  • Percent Volume Shipment Forecast Discussion by Application
  • Competitive Environment

12. The Last Word

  • 3 Big Predictions
  • Legal Disclaimer

13. Appendix

  • Market Engineering Methodology
  • Abbreviations and Acronyms
  • Learn More - Next Steps
  • List of Exhibits
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