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The report is devoted to research of current condition in the market of
rare-earth elements in CIS countries and forecast for its development.
The rare earth elements or metals ("rare earths") include yttrium, lanthanum
and 13 elements in the lanthanide group (cerium, praseodymium, neodymium,
samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium,
ytterbium and lutetium).
The report is composed of 8 Sections, contains 110 pages, including 47 Figures
and 34 Tables. This work is an armchair study. Useful sources of information
are data from Russian State Statistic Service, CIS countries Inter-State
Statistics Committee, State Statistics Committee of Ukraine, State Customs
Service of Ukraine, Kazakhstan's Statistics Agency, Federal Customs Service of
Russian Federation, industrial and regional press, annual and quarterly
reports of stock issuers, web-sites of REE producers and consumers, foreign
media, scientific literature. There were also several interviews with experts
in this field.
The First Section of the report presents brief description of REE World
market, gives World reserves, production (2002-2011), consumption, as well as
prices of certain kinds of REE in 2006-2011.
The Second Section of the report details REE mineral raw materials base in the
CIS. It gives characteristics of the existing deposits in the territory of the
CIS (Russia, Kazakhstan, Kirgizia and Ukraine); it presents potential REE
reserves in the CIS.
The Third Section of the report is devoted to rare-earth raw materials
processing projects in the CIS territory. It stresses most promising projects,
gives their description.
The Fourth Section deals with mining and treatment of REE containing ores. It
gives detailed description of the key producers of the products in the CIS
countries. The key one among them is LLC “Levozersky GOK”.
The Fifth Section is devoted to manufacturing of rare-earth products in the
CIS. The Section presents range of rare-earth products, describes current
state of REE producers in the CIS as well as shows dynamics of their output
The Sixth Section contains REE export and import statistics in Russia in
1997-2012 split by avenues of supply and type of goods. Here one could find
different REE (compounds and metals) price dynamics. The section is
supplemented with situation in REE foreign trade operations by Kazakhstan,
Ukraine and other CIS countries.
The Seventh Section describes in detail consumption of rare-earth products in
Russia. The Section presents dynamics of REE consumption in Russia
(2000-2012), structure of individual REE consumption and key consumer
enterprises. It also gives brief characteristics of rare-earth products'
fields of application.
The Eighth Section is devoted to REE products output and consumption forecast
in Russia/CIS until 2020. It presents different scenarios for REE market
situation in Russia.
The Appendixes present quality of the main rare-earth products manufactured by
AS Silmet, as well as addresses and contact information with enterprises that
manufacture rare-earth products.
Table of Contents
Table of Contents
1. Brief appraisal of REE World market in 2002-2011
2. Mineral resources base of rare-earth elements in CIS countries
Potential resources of REE in the CIS
3. Rare-earth resources processing projects in the CIS territory
Khibiny group apatite-nepheline ores processing enterprise project
Alluaiv deposit eudialyte-lopatyte ores site development project
Technogenic resources processing project
4. REE containing ores mining and treatment, 1997-2012
LLC «Lovozero mining-concentrating combine»
JSC «Kirgizia chemical-metallurgical plant»
Prikaspiisky GMK (Kazakhstan)
5. Production of rare-earth items in the CIS and Estonia
5.1. Dynamics of rare-earth products output and their nomenclature in
5.2. Present status of REE producing enterprises in the CIS