Rare Earths MMI®: USGS Says REE Consumption Increased in 2014

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Lower rare earths prices and the increased availability of rare-earth compounds led to increased US consumption in 2014, the US Geological Survey (USGS) has found.

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However, in its latest mineral commodity summary for the abundant group of 17 elements composed of scandium, yttrium and the lanthanides, the USGS noted that increased domestic output of separated rare-earth products was hampered by technical difficulties in the ramp up of new production capacity.

 

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