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China Rare Earth Industry Report, 2013-2016

Rare earth, also known as rare earth metal or rare earth element, collectively refers to lanthanides (including fifteen elements) and closely-related scandium and yttrium. At present, rare earth resources have been discovered in about 35 countries and regions around the world, with total reserves of 140 million tons, of which 39.3% are owned by China.

As China is rich in rare earth resources and has made strenuous efforts in mining, over 90% of global rare earth output comes from China. However, affected by the government's control on exploration of rare earths, the output of rare earth in China has been continuing to decline in recent years, to 83,400 tons in 2013, down 16.6% from a year ago.

China is not only a large producer of rare earth but a big consumer, with consumption in 2013 approximating 79,000 tons. Among all application fields, magnetic materials made the largest contribution, accounting for 45% or so.

Besides satisfying domestic demand, China's rare earth and its products are also exported to the United States, Japan, South Korea and Hong Kong, with export volume of rare earth products reaching about 22,500 tons in 2013, surging by 38% from the previous year. However, hit by sluggish domestic and foreign demands, the price for rare earth has been falling, resulting in a year-on-year decline of 37% in export value of Chinese rare earth products in 2013.

In recent years, rare earth industry has been seriously jeopardized by weak international and domestic economies, falling rare earth price and China's restriction on exploitation and export quota. In response to undesirable market changes, most of companies in the industry have started to improve the industrial chain of rare earth. Among them, China Minmetals Rare Earth Co., Ltd. set about expanding capacity of magnetic material which embraces good market prospects; Taiyuan Twin-Tower Aluminum Oxide Co., Ltd. started to expand to upstream so as to increase raw material supplies; China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd. and Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co., Ltd. stepped up exploitation and reserves of rare-earth mines.

Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-earth (Group) Hi-tech Co., Ltd.: In July 2013, Phase-I 15,000 tons permanent magnet material project was completed and will be expanded to a capacity of 30,000 tons. The products are mainly used in VCM, hybrid and normal cars, wind generators and MRI imagers.

Taiyuan Twin-Tower Aluminum Oxide Co., Ltd.: In June 2013, Zhejiang Innuovo Magnetics Co., Ltd, the wholly-owned subsidiary of the company, invested RMB 92.4967 million to raise its stake in Ganzhou Tongcheng Rare Earth New Material Co., Ltd. (with rare earth NdFeB wastes processing as its primary business), and will hold 49.95% of Tongcheng Rare Earth once the capital increase is finished.

China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd.: In October 2013, its holding subsidiary NFC Southern Rare Earths (Xinfeng) Co., Ltd. signed a cooperation agreement on exploiting and operating rare earth resources in Xinfeng with People's Government of Xinfeng County, Guangdong. As agreed upon, the two sides will jointly set up a rare earth mining company-- NFC Southern Rare Earths (Xinfeng) Mining Co., Ltd. that specializes in exploitation and operation of rare earth mines.

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China Rare Earth Industry Report, 2013-2016 by ResearchInChina highlights the following:

  • Supply and consumption of and key companies in global rare earth industry;
  • Industrial environment, policy environment and regional development of China rare earth industry;
  • Supply and demand, export and market prices of China rare earth industry;
  • Application of rare earth metals in China by segment;
  • Operation and development of 13 key Chinese rare earth producers;
  • Operation and development of 5 Chinese rare earth new material producers.

Table of Contents

1. Overview of Rare Earth Industry

  • 1.1 Definition & Classification
  • 1.2 Industry Chain

2. Development of Global Rare Earth Industry

  • 2.1 Resource Situation
    • 2.1.1 Reserves and Distribution
    • 2.1.2 Development of Rare Earth Mining Overseas
    • 2.2 Supply & Demand
  • 2.2.1 Supply
    • 2.2.2 Demand
  • 2.3 Key Enterprises

3. Environment for China's Rare Earth Industry Development

  • 3.1 Industry Environment
  • 3.2 Policy Environment
    • 3.2.1 Production Policy
    • 3.2.2 Foreign Investment Policy
    • 3.2.3 Export Policy
    • 3.2.4 Industrial Integration Policy
    • 3.2.5 Special Invoice System for Rare Earth
  • 3.3 Policy Trend

4. Status Quo of China's Rare Earth Industry Development

  • 4.1 Reserves and Distribution
    • 4.1.1 Resource Distribution
    • 4.1.2 Ion-absorbing Type Rare Earth Ore
  • 4.2 Development in Major Regions
    • 4.2.1 Inner Mongolia
    • 4.2.2 Sichuan
    • 4.2.3 Shandong
    • 4.2.4 Jiangxi
    • 4.2.5 Guangxi
    • 4.2.6 Guangdong
    • 4.2.7 Hunan
    • 4.2.8 Fujian
    • 4.2.9 Yunnan

5. Supply and Demand in China's Rare Earth Industry Market

  • 5.1 Supply & Demand
    • 5.1.1 Production of Rare Earth Ore
    • 5.1.2 Production of Rare Earth Products
    • 5.1.3 Consumption of Rare Earth
  • 5.2 Export
    • 5.2.1 Export Quota
    • 5.2.2 Export Scale
    • 5.2.3 Export Price
    • 5.2.4 Export Structure
    • 5.2.5 Export Litigation
  • 5.3 Market Price
    • 5.3.1 Overall Price
    • 5.3.2 Prices of Major Middle & Heavy Rare Earth Metals
    • 5.3.3 Prices of Major Light Rare Earth Metals

6. Application of Rare Earth Metals

  • 6.1 Application Structure
  • 6.2 Magnetic Materials
    • 6.2.1 Major Application
    • 6.2.2 Consumption
    • 6.2.3 Major Enterprises and Capacity
  • 6.3 Hydrogen Storage Material
    • 6.3.1 Consumption
    • 6.3.2 Major Enterprises and Capacity
  • 6.4 Polishing Material
    • 6.4.1 Consumption
    • 6.4.2 Major Enterprises and Capacity
    • 6.5 Luminescent Material
  • 6.5.1 Major Application
    • 6.5.2 Production
    • 6.5.3 Major Enterprises and Capacity

7. Major Rare Earth Enterprises in China

  • 7.1 Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) Hi-Tech Co., Ltd
    • 7.1.1 Profile
    • 7.1.2 Operation
    • 7.1.3 Revenue Structure
    • 7.1.4 Gross Margin
    • 7.1.5 Developments
    • 7.1.6 Business Performance Prediction
  • 7.2 China Minmetals Rare Earth Co., Ltd
    • 7.2.1 Profile
    • 7.2.2 Operation
    • 7.2.3 Revenue Structure
    • 7.2.4 Gross Margin
    • 7.2.5 Developments
  • 7.3 Jiangxi Tungsten Industry Group Co., Ltd
    • 7.3.1 Profile
    • 7.3.2 Operation
  • 7.4 China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd.
    • 7.4.1 Profile
    • 7.4.2 Operation
    • 7.4.3 Rare Earth Business
    • 7.4.4 Developments
  • 7.5 Rising Nonferrous Metals Group Co., Ltd.
    • 7.5.1 Profile
    • 7.5.2 Operation
    • 7.5.3 Revenue Structure
    • 7.5.4 Gross Margin
    • 7.5.5 Developments
  • 7.6 Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd
    • 7.6.1 Profile
    • 7.6.2 Operation
    • 7.6.3 Rare Earth Business
    • 7.6.4 Developments
    • 7.6.5 Business Performance Prediction
  • 7.7 Hunan Rare-Earth Research Institute
    • 7.7.1 Profile
    • 7.7.2 Operation
    • 7.7.3 Developments
  • 7.8 Leshan Shenghe Rare Earth Technology Co., Ltd.
    • 7.8.1 Profile
    • 7.8.2 Operation
    • 7.8.3 Developments
  • 7.9 China Rare Earth Holdings Ltd.
    • 7.9.1 Profile
    • 7.9.2 Operation
    • 7.9.3 Revenue Structure
    • 7.9.4 Rare Earth Business
    • 7.9.5 Developments
  • 7.10 Grirem Advanced Materials Co., Ltd.
    • 7.10.1 Profile
    • 7.10.2 Operation
    • 7.10.3 Developments
  • 7.11 Jiangyin Jiahua Advanced Material Resources Co., Ltd
    • 7.11.1 Profile
    • 7.11.2 Operation
  • 7.12 Zibo Jiahua Advanced Material Resource Co., Ltd
    • 7.12.1 Profile
    • 7.12.2 Operation
  • 7.13 Gan Zhou Chen Guang Rare Earths New Material Shares Co., Ltd.
    • 7.13.1 Profile
    • 7.13.2 Operation

8. Major Rare Earth New Material Enterprises in China

  • 8.1 Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech Co., Ltd.
    • 8.1.1 Profile
    • 8.1.2 Expansion of Industry Chain
    • 8.1.3 Operation
    • 8.1.4 Revenue Structure
    • 8.1.5 Gross Margin
    • 8.1.6 Developments
    • 8.1.7 Business Performance Prediction
  • 8.2 Ningbo Yunsheng Co., Ltd.
    • 8.2.1 Profile
    • 8.2.2 Operation
    • 8.2.3 Revenue Structure
    • 8.2.4 Gross Margin
    • 8.2.5 Developments
    • 8.2.6 Business Performance Prediction
  • 8.3 Taiyuan Twin Tower Alomllum Oxide Co., Ltd.
    • 8.3.1 Profile
    • 8.3.2 Operation
    • 8.3.3 Revenue Structure
    • 8.3.4 Gross Margin
    • 8.3.5 Developments
    • 8.3.6 Business Performance Prediction
  • 8.4 Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd.
    • 8.4.1 Profile
    • 8.4.2 Operation
    • 8.4.3 Revenue Structure
    • 8.4.4 Gross Margin
    • 8.4.5 Output and Sales Volume
    • 8.4.6 Business Performance Prediction
    • 8.5 Shannxi IRICO Fluorescent Materials Co., Ltd.
  • 8.5.1 Profile
    • 8.5.2 Operation
    • 8.5.3 Developments

9. Summary

  • 9.1 Market
  • 9.2 Enterprises

Selected Charts

  • Rare Earth Classification
  • Rare Earth Industry Chain
  • Rare Earth Ore Classification
  • Global Distribution of Rare Earth Reserves, 2013
  • Development Projects of Rare Earth Mines Overseas, 2013
  • Overview of Major Overseas Rare Earth Mine Development Projects
  • Global Rare Earth Output by Country, 2009-2013
  • Global Rare Earth Supply Pattern, 2015
  • Global Rare Earth Supply Prediction, 2015
  • Global Rare Earth Consumption, 2006-2016
  • Global Rare Earth (by Country) Consumption, 2013
  • Consumption Structure of Rare Earths in the US
  • Consumption Structure of Rare Earths in Japan
  • Consumption Structure of Rare Earths Worldwide, 2015
  • Global Consumption of Rare Earth Elements in Downstream Sectors, 2015
  • Major Rare Earth Industrial Policies Released by China, 2002-2013
  • List of Enterprises Qualified for Rare Earth Industry Access Conditions in China, 2013
  • Quantity of Rare Earth Mining Licences by Region in China, 2013
  • China's Export Duties on Rare Earth Products, 2013
  • Chinese Policies on Rare Earth Industry Integration, 2011-2013
  • Distribution of Rare Earth Resources in China
  • Ore Bed Utilization of Leading Rare Earth Mines in China
  • Distribution of Ion Absorption Type Rare Earth Ore in China
  • Share of Ion Absorption Type Rare Earth Ore in China
  • Static Reserves-to-Output Ratio of Major Resources Worldwide
  • Rare Earth Exploitation Control Indices, 2013
  • Quota of Baotou City-based Rare Earth Export Enterprises´╝î2014
  • Main Rare Earth Application Enterprises in Sichuan
  • China's Output of Rare Earth Ore, 2008-2013
  • China's Production Structure of Rare Earth Ore, 2008-2013
  • China's Output of Rare Earth Products, 2008-2013
  • China's Production Structure of Rare Earth Products, 2008-2013
  • Name List of Rare Earth Companies Having Passed Environmental Protection Examination
  • Rare Earth Consumption in China, 2006-2013
  • Proportion of New Material Field in Rare Earth Consumption in China, 2006-2016E
  • China's Rare Earth Consumption Structure, 2013
  • Rare Earth Export Quota of China, 2008-2014
  • Distribution of China's Rare Earth Export Quotas, 2012-2013
  • Name List of Chinese Rare Earth Exporting Companies and the First Batch of Quotas, 2014
  • China's Export Volume of Rare Earths, 2006-2013
  • China's Export Volume of Rare Earths Product(by Months), 2013
  • China's Rare Earth Products Export Value, 2006-2013
  • China's Rare Earth Products Export Price (by Months), 2013
  • China's Rare Earth Smelting Separation Products Export Volume, 2013
  • China's Rare Earth Smelting Separation Products Export Volume (by Country/Region), 2013
  • China's Rare Earth Permanent Magnet Export Volume,2001-2013
  • China's Rare Earth Permanent Magnet (by Country/Region) Export Volume,2013
  • Basic Flows to Address WTO Disputes about Rare Earths
  • Average Price of Key Rare Earth Oxides in China, 2013
  • Price of Dy Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Dy Metal of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Er Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Eu Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Gd Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Sm Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Tb Metal of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Tb Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Yt Metal of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Yt Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Ce Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Nd Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of La Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Pr Oxide of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Nd Metal of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of La Metal of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Pr Metal of China, 2013-2014
  • Price of Ce Metal of China, 2013-2014
  • Structure of Rare Earth Application in Traditional Consumption Fields in China, 2013
  • Structure of Rare Earth Application in the Field of New Materials in China, 2013
  • Application of Rare Earth Elements in Rare-earth Permanent Magnet Material
  • Performance Comparison between NdFeB Permanent Magnetic Material and Other Permanent Magnetic Materials
  • Applications of NdFeB in China
  • Consumption Structure of Rare Earth Permanent Magnets in China, 2013
  • Demand of Permanent Magnetic Materials for Rare Earth in China, 2006-2016E
  • Production Patterm of NdFeB Companies in China, 2013
  • Production Capacity of Leading NdFeB Companies in China, 2013
  • Application of Rare Earth Elements in Rare-earth Hydrogen Storage Material
  • China's NI-MH Battery Consumption Structure,2013
  • Demand of Hydrogen Storage Materials for Rare Earth in China, 2006-2016E
  • Production Capacities of Key Rare Earth Hydrogen Storage Material Companies in China, 2013
  • Application of Rare Earth Elements in Rare-earth polishing material
  • Global Consumption of Rare Earth Polishing Powder, 2006-2013
  • Major Applications of Rare Earth Polishing Powder in China
  • Demand of Polishing Materials for Rare Earth in China, 2006-2016E
  • Production Capacities of Leading Polishing Material Companies in China, 2013
  • Application of Rare Earth Elements in Rare-earth Luminescent Material
  • Application of Rare-Earth luminescent Material
  • Global Consumption Structure of Rare Earth Fluorescent Materials, 2013
  • Global Distribution of Rare Earth Fluorescent Material Output, 2012
  • China's Distribution of Rare Earth Fluorescent Material Output, 2012
  • China's Output of Rare Earth Fluorescent Materials, 2008-2016E
  • Production Capacities of Key Rare Earth Fluorescent Material Companies in China, 2013
  • Key Products of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-earth (Group)
  • Capacity of Major Products of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group), 2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group), 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) (by Product), 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) (by Region), 2010-2013
  • Gross Margin of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group) (by Product), 2011-2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare-Earth (Group), 2014-2016E
  • Leading Rare Earth Products and Production Capacities of Key Subsidiaries under China Minmetals Rare Earth Co., Ltd
  • Revenue and Net Income of China Minmetals Rare Earth Co.,Ltd., 2011-2013
  • Operating Revenue of China Minmetals Rare Earth Co., Ltd.(by Product), 2012-2013
  • Gross Margin of China Minmetals Rare Earth Co., Ltd.(by Product), 2012-2013
  • Major Rare Earth Companies under Jiangxi Tungsten Industry Group Co., Ltd
  • Revenue of Jiangxi Tungsten Industry Group Co., Ltd, 2009-2016E
  • Revenue and Net Income of China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., 2008-2013
  • Rare Earth Oxide Output of China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., 2011-2013
  • Rare Earth Business Revenue of China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering and Construction Co., Ltd., 2008-2013
  • Production Scale of Major Rare Earth Subsidiaries of Guangdong Rising Nonferrous Metals Group
  • Revenue and Net Income of Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co., Ltd., 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co., Ltd.(by Product), 2010-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co., Ltd.(by Region), 2010-2013
  • Gross Margin of Rising Nonferrous Metals Share Co., Ltd.(by Product), 2010-2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd, 2008-2013
  • Capacity of Major Rare Earth Products of Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd, 2013
  • Rare Earth Exploitation Control Indices of Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd., 2011-2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of Xiamen Tungsten Co., Ltd, 2014-2016E
  • Major Rare Earth Projects of Hunan Rare-Earth Research Institute
  • Revenue Planning of Hunan Rare-Earth Research Institute, 2010-2015E
  • Key Financial Indices of Leshan Shenghe Rare Earth Technology Co., Ltd., 2009-2013
  • Production and Sales of Leshan Shenghe Rare Earth Technology Co., Ltd.(by Product), 2012-2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of China Rare Earth Holdings Ltd., 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of China Rare Earth Holdings (by Business), 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of China Rare Earth Holdings (by Region), 2008-2013
  • Main Products of Grirem Advanced Materials
  • Operating Revenue of Leshan Grirem Advanced Materials Ltd., 2009-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Langfang Kansai Magnetic Materials Co.,Ltd., 2009-2013
  • Rare Earth Export Quotas of Grirem Advanced Materials Co., Ltd., 2011-2014
  • Rare Earth Export Quotas of Jiangyin Jiahua Advanced Material Co., Ltd., 2011-2014
  • Revenue and Net Income of Zibo Jiahua Advanced Material Resource Co., Ltd, 2011-2013
  • Rare Earth Export Quotas of Zibo Jiahua Advanced Material Resource Co., Ltd, 2011-2014
  • Revenue and Net Income of Gan Zhou Chen Guang Rare Earths New Material Shares Co., Ltd., 2010-2014
  • Export Quotas of Rare Earth Products of Gan Zhou Chen Guang Rare Earths New Material Shares Co., Ltd., 2011-2014
  • Key NdFeB Manufacturers Affiliated to Zhong Ke San Huan
  • Key Rare Earth Raw Materials Manufacturers Affiliated to Zhong Ke San Huan
  • Revenue and Net Income of Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech, 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech (by Product), 2010-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech (by Region), 2010-2013
  • Gross Margin of Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech (by Product), 2010-2013
  • Key Rare Earth Permanent Magnetic Material Technology Transformation Projects of Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech, 2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of Beijing Zhong Ke San Huan High-Tech, 2014-2016E
  • Revenue and Net Income of Ningbo Yunsheng Co.,Ltd., 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Ningbo Yunsheng Co.,Ltd (by Product), 2010-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Ningbo Yunsheng Co.,Ltd (by Region), 2010-2013
  • Gross Margin of Ningbo Yunsheng Co.,Ltd (by Product), 2010-2013
  • Rare Earth Permanent Magnet's Application of Ningbo Yunsheng Co., Ltd.
  • Revenue and Net Income of Ningbo Yunsheng Co., Ltd., 2014-2016E
  • Revenue and Net Income of Taiyuan Twin Tower Alomllum Oxide Co., Ltd., 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Taiyuan Twin Tower Alomllum Oxide Co., Ltd. (by Product), 2010-2013
  • Gross Margin of Taiyuan Twin Tower Alomllum Oxide Co., Ltd, 2008-2013
  • Gross Margin of Taiyuan Twin Tower Alomllum Oxide Co., Ltd (by Product), 2010-2013
  • Revenue and Net Income of Taiyuan Twin Tower Alomllum Oxide Co., Ltd., 2014-2016E
  • Revenue and Net Income of Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd., 2008-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd (by Product), 2009-2013
  • Operating Revenue of Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd (by Region), 2009-2013
  • Gross Margin of Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd, 2009-2013
  • Gross Margin of Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd (by Product), 2009-2013
  • Output and Sales Volume of Various Products of Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd, 2009-20113
  • Revenue, Net Income and Gross Margin of Jiangmen Kanhoo Industry Co., Ltd, 2014-2016E
  • Revenue and Total Profit of Shannxi IRICO Fluorescent Materials Co., Ltd., 2010-2013
  • Sales Volume of Major Products of Shannxi IRICO Fluorescent Materials Co., Ltd., 2010-2012
  • Sales Growth of Rare Earth in China, 2009-2013
  • Export Growth of Rare Earth in China, 2007-2013
  • Main Enterprises' Revenue Growth in China, 2009-2013
  • Main Enterprises' Gross Margin in China, 2010-2013
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