The statistics of the rare earths industry

Mark Tyrer, John P. Sykes

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Abstract

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
JournalSignificance
Volume10
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2013
Externally publishedYes

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The statistics of the rare earths industry. / Tyrer, Mark; Sykes, John P.

In: Significance, Vol. 10, No. 2, 04.2013, p. 12-16.

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Tyrer, Mark ; Sykes, John P. / The statistics of the rare earths industry. In: Significance. 2013 ; Vol. 10, No. 2. pp. 12-16.
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