The statistics of the rare earths industry

Mark Tyrer, John P. Sykes

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Rare earths are essential to green technologies, but China supplies 98% of them. Some have risen in price 200-fold - by 20 000%- in a year. Is China holding the world to ransom? A World Trade Organisation case is brewing. Rare earths are not rare, say Mark Tyrer and John P. Sykes; but it does need statistics to understand the likely outcome of the WTO case - and why the industry is important.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability


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