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Rare Earth Metals (Cerium, Lanthanum, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Dysprosium, Europium, Yttrium, Scandium and Others) Market for Magnets, Catalyst, Metallurgy, Polishing, Glass, Phosphorus, Ceramics and Other Applications: Global Industry Perspective, Comprehensive Analysis, and Forecast, 2014 – 2020

Published: Nov-2015 | Format: PDF | Zion | Number of pages: 110 | Code: MRS - 38311


The report covers forecast and analysis for the rare earth metals market on a global and regional level. The study provides historic data of 2014 along with a forecast from 2015 to 2020 based on both volumes (Kilo Tons) and revenue (USD Million). The study includes drivers and restraints for the rare earth metals market along with the impact they have on the demand over the forecast period. Additionally, the report includes the study of opportunities available in the rare earth metals market on a global level.

In order to give the users of this report a comprehensive view on the rare earth metals market, we have included a detailed competitive scenario, buying criteria and product portfolio of key vendors. To understand the competitive landscape in the market, an analysis of Porter’s five forces model for the rare earth metals market has also been included. The study encompasses a market attractiveness analysis, wherein product segments are benchmarked based on their market size, growth rate and general attractiveness.

The study provides a decisive view on the rare earth metals market by segmenting the market based on product types and applications. All the application segments have been analyzed based on present and future trends and the market is estimated from 2014 to 2020. Key application markets covered under this study includes the use of this rare earth metals in magnets, catalyst, metallurgy, polishing, glass, phosphorus, ceramics and other applications. The regional segmentation includes the current and forecast demand for rare earth metals in North America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Latin America and Middle East and Africa with its further bifurcation into major countries including U.S. Germany, France, UK, China, Japan, India and Brazil. This segmentation includes demand for rare earth metals based on individual products and applications in all the regions and countries.

The report covers detailed competitive outlook including company profiles of the key industry participants in the global rare earth metals market. Key players profiled in the report include Arafura Resources, Alkane Resources Ltd., Avalon Rare Metals Inc., Quest Rare Minerals Limited, China Rare Earth Holdings Limited, Indian Rare Earths Limited, Lynas Corporation Limited, Great Western Minerals Group Ltd., Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd., Rare Element Resources Ltd., Molycorp, Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth Hi-Tech Co, Frontier Rare Earths Limited.

The report segments the global rare earth metals market into:

Global Rare Earth Metals Market: Product Segment Analysis

  • Lanthanum
  • Praseodymium
  • Cerium
  • Neodymium
  • Samarium
  • Promethium
  • Europium
  • Dysprosium
  • Holmium
  • Gadolinium
  • Terbium
  • Thulium
  • Scandium
  • Yttrium
  • Erbium
  • Ytterbium
  • Lutetium

Global Rare Earth Metals Market: Application Segment Analysis

  • Magnets
  • Catalyst
  • Metallurgy
  • Ceramics
  • Phosphors
  • Glass
  • Polishing
  • Others

Global Rare Earth Metals Market: Regional Segment Analysis

  • North America
    • U.S.
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • France
    • UK
  • Asia Pacific
    • China
    • Japan
    • India
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
  • Middle East and Africa
  • Chapter 1. Introduction
    • 1.1. Report description and scope
    • 1.2. Research scope
    • 1.3. Research methodology
      • 1.3.1. Market research process
      • 1.3.2. Market research methodology
  • Chapter 2. Executive Summary
    • 2.1. Global market volume and revenue, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
    • 2.2. Global rare earth metals market: Snapshot
  • Chapter 3. Rare Earth Metals Market – Global and Industry Analysis
    • 3.1. Rare earth metals: Market dynamics
    • 3.2. Value chain analysis
    • 3.3. Market drivers
      • 3.3.1. Drivers for global rare earth metals market: Impact analysis
      • 3.3.2. Growing demand for metal catalysts
      • 3.3.3. Strong demand from China
    • 3.4. Market restraints
      • 3.4.1. Restraints for global rare earth metals market: Impact analysis
      • 3.4.2. Environmental regulations
      • 3.4.3. Rapidly diminishing reserves and capital intensive extraction
    • 3.5. Opportunities
      • 3.5.1. Recycling of rare earth metals from E-waste
    • 3.6. Porter’s five forces analysis
    • 3.7. Market attractiveness analysis
      • 3.7.1. Market attractiveness analysis, by product segment
      • 3.7.2. Market attractiveness analysis, by application segment
      • 3.7.3. Market attractiveness analysis, by regional segment
  • Chapter 4. Global Rare Earth Metals Market - Competitive Landscape
    • 4.1. Company market share, 2014
    • 4.2. Production capacity (subject to data availability)
    • 4.3. Price trend analysis
  • Chapter 5. Global Rare Earth Metals Market – Product Segment Analysis
    • 5.1. Global rare earth metals market: Product overview
      • 5.1.1. Global rare earth metals market share, by product, 2014 and 2020
    • 5.2. Cerium
      • 5.2.1. Global cerium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.3. Dysprosium
      • 5.3.1. Global dysprosium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.4. Erbium
      • 5.4.1. Global erbium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.5. Europium
      • 5.5.1. Global europium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.6. Gadolinium
      • 5.6.1. Global gadolinium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.7. Holmium
      • 5.7.1. Global holmium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.8. Lanthanum
      • 5.8.1. Global lanthanum market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.9. Lutetium
      • 5.9.1. Global lutetium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.10. Neodymium
      • 5.10.1. Global neodymium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.11. Praseodymium
      • 5.11.1. Global praseodymium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.12. Promethium
      • 5.12.1. Global promethium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.13. Samarium
      • 5.13.1. Global samarium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.14. Scandium
      • 5.14.1. Global scandium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.15. Terbium
      • 5.15.1. Global terbium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.16. Thulium
      • 5.16.1. Global thulium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.17. Ytterbium
      • 5.17.1. Global ytterbium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 5.18. Yttrium
      • 5.18.1. Global yttrium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 6. Global Rare Earth Metals Market – Application Segment Analysis
    • 6.1. Global rare earth metals market: Application overview
      • 6.1.1. Global rare earth metals market share by application, 2014 and 2020
    • 6.2. Magnets
      • 6.2.1. Global rare earth metal demand for magnets, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.3. Catalysts
      • 6.3.1. Global rare earth metals demand for catalysts, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.4. Metallurgy
      • 6.4.1. Global rare earth metals demand for metallurgy, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.5. Polishing
      • 6.5.1. Global rare earth metals demand for polishing, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.6. Glass
      • 6.6.1. Global rare earth metals demand for glass, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.7. Phosphors
      • 6.7.1. Global rare earth metals demand for phosphors, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.8. Ceramics
      • 6.8.1. Global rare earth metals demand for ceramics, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
    • 6.9. Others
      • 6.9.1. Global rare earth metals demand for others, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
  • Chapter 7. Global Rare Earth Metals Market – Regional Segment Analysis
    • 7.1. Global rare earth metals market: Regional overview
      • 7.1.1. Global rare earth metals market volume share by region, 2014 and 2020
    • 7.2. North America
      • 7.2.1. North America rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.2.2. North America rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.2.3. North America rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.2.4. North America rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.2.5. U.S.
        • 7.2.5.1. U.S. rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.2.5.2. U.S. rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.2.5.3. U.S. rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.2.5.4. U.S. rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.3. Europe
      • 7.3.1. Europe rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.3.2. Europe rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.3. Europe rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.3.4. Europe rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.5. Germany
        • 7.3.5.1. Germany rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.5.2. Germany rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.3.5.3. Germany rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.5.4. Germany rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.6. France
        • 7.3.6.1. France rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.6.2. France rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.3.6.3. France rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.6.4. France rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.3.7. UK
        • 7.3.7.1. UK rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.7.2. UK rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.3.7.3. UK rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.3.7.4. UK rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.4. Asia Pacific
      • 7.4.1. Asia Pacific rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.4.2. Asia Pacific rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.3. Asia Pacific rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.4.4. Asia Pacific rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.5. China
        • 7.4.5.1. China rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.5.2. China rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.5.3. China rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.5.4. China rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.6. Japan
        • 7.4.6.1. Japan rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.6.2. Japan rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.6.3. Japan rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.6.4. Japan rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.4.7. India
        • 7.4.7.1. India rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.7.2. India rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.4.7.3. India rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.4.7.4. India rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.5. Latin America
      • 7.5.1. Latin America rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.5.2. Latin America rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.5.3. Latin America rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.5.4. Latin America rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.5.5. Brazil
        • 7.5.5.1. Brazil rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.5.5.2. Brazil rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
        • 7.5.5.3. Brazil rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
        • 7.5.5.4. Brazil rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
    • 7.6. Middle East and Africa
      • 7.6.1. Middle East and Africa rare earth metals market volume, by product, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.6.2. Middle East and Africa rare earth metals market revenue, by product, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
      • 7.6.3. Middle East and Africa rare earth metals market volume, by application, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons)
      • 7.6.4. Middle East and Africa rare earth metals market revenue, by application, 2014 – 2020 (USD Million)
  • Chapter 8. Company Profile
    • 8.1. Arafura Resources
      • 8.1.1. Company overview
      • 8.1.2. Financial overview
      • 8.1.3. Business strategies
      • 8.1.4. SWOT analysis
      • 8.1.5. Recent developments
    • 8.2. Alkane Resources Ltd.
      • 8.2.1. Company overview
      • 8.2.2. Financial overview
      • 8.2.3. Business strategies
      • 8.2.4. SWOT analysis
      • 8.2.5. Recent developments
    • 8.3. Avalon Rare Metals Inc.
      • 8.3.1. Company overview
      • 8.3.2. Financial overview
      • 8.3.3. Business strategies
      • 8.3.4. SWOT analysis
      • 8.3.5. Recent developments
    • 8.4. Quest Rare Minerals Limited
      • 8.4.1. Company overview
      • 8.4.2. Financial overview
      • 8.4.3. Business strategies
      • 8.4.4. SWOT analysis
      • 8.4.5. Recent developments
    • 8.5. China Rare Earth Holdings Limited
      • 8.5.1. Company overview
      • 8.5.2. Financial overview
      • 8.5.3. SWOT analysis
      • 8.5.4. Business strategies
      • 8.5.5. Recent developments
    • 8.6. Indian Rare Earths Limited
      • 8.6.1. Company overview
      • 8.6.2. Financial overview
      • 8.6.3. SWOT analysis
      • 8.6.4. Business strategies
      • 8.6.5. Recent developments
    • 8.7. Lynas Corporation Limited
      • 8.7.1. Company overview
      • 8.7.2. Financial overview
      • 8.7.3. SWOT analysis
      • 8.7.4. Business strategy
      • 8.7.5. Recent developments
    • 8.8. Great Western Minerals Group Ltd.
      • 8.8.1. Company overview
      • 8.8.2. Financial overview
      • 8.8.3. Business strategies
      • 8.8.4. SWOT analysis
      • 8.8.5. Recent developments
    • 8.9. Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd.
      • 8.9.1. Company overview
      • 8.9.2. Financial overview
      • 8.9.3. Business strategies
      • 8.9.4. SWOT Analysis
      • 8.9.5. Recent developments
    • 8.10. Rare Element Resources Ltd.
      • 8.10.1. Company overview
      • 8.10.2. Financial overview
      • 8.10.3. Business strategies
      • 8.10.4. SWOT analysis
      • 8.10.5. Recent developments
    • 8.11. Molycorp
      • 8.11.1. Company overview
      • 8.11.2. Financial overview
      • 8.11.3. SWOT analysis
      • 8.11.4. Business strategies
      • 8.11.5. Recent developments
    • 8.12. Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth Hi-Tech Co
      • 8.12.1. Company overview
      • 8.12.2. Financial overview
      • 8.12.3. SWOT analysis
      • 8.12.4. Business strategies
      • 8.12.5. Recent developments
    • 8.13. Frontier Rare Earths Limited
      • 8.13.1. Company overview
      • 8.13.2. Financial overview
      • 8.13.3. Business strategies
      • 8.13.4. SWOT analysis
      • 8.13.5. Recent developments

List of Tables
 
1. Global market snapshot
2. Key Applications: Rare Earth Metals
3. Drivers for rare earth metal market: Impact analysis
4. Restraints of rare earth metals market: Impact analysis
5. North America rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
6. North America rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
7. North America rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
8. North America rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
9. U.S. rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
10. U.S. rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
11. U.S. rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
12. U.S. rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
13. Europe rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
14. Europe rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
15. Europe rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
16. Europe rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
17. Germany rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
18. Germany rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
19. Germany rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
20. Germany rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
21. France rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
22. France rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
23. France rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
24. France rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
25. UK rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
26. UK rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
27. UK rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
28. UK rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
29. Asia Pacific rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
30. Asia Pacific rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
31. Asia Pacific rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 tons)
32. Asia Pacific rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
33. China rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
34. China rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
35. China rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
36. China rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
37. Japan rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
38. Japan rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
39. Japan rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
40. Japan rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
41. India rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
42. India rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
43. India rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
44. India rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
45. Latin America rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
46. Latin America rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
47. Latin America rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
48. Latin America rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
49. Brazil rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
50. Brazil rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
51. Brazil rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
52. Brazil rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
53. Middle East and Africa rare earth metal market volume, by type, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
54. Middle East and Africa rare earth metal market revenue, by type, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)
55. Middle East and Africa rare earth metal market volume, by application, 2011 - 2020 (Tons)
56. Middle East and Africa rare earth metal market revenue, by application, 2011 - 2020 (USD Million)


List of Figures

1. Global rare earth metals market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
2. Value chain analysis of global rare earth metal market
3. Global permanent magnet production, 2014 - 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
4. Global metal catalysts market, 2014 – 2020 (Kilo Tons) (USD Million)
5. China’s market share in the global rare earth metal industry, 2014-2020 (%)
6. Demand for  Tr, Eu and Y in phosphors application  2014-2020 (Tons)
7. Global reserves of rare earth metals, 2011
8. Porter’s five forces analysis
9. Global rare earth metals market attractiveness, by application, 2011
10. Global rare earth metal market share, by company, 2012
11. Global rare earth metal market volumes share, by type, 2011 & 2020
12. Global cerium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
13. Global dysprosium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
14. Global erbium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
15. Global europium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
16. Global gadolinium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
17. Global holmium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
18. Global lanthanum market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
19. Global lutetium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
20. Global neodymium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
21. Global praseodymium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
22. Global promethium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
23. Global samarium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
24. Global scandium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
25. Global terbium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
26. Global thulium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
27. Global ytterbium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
28. Global yttrium market volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
29. Global rare earth metal market volumes share, by application, 2011 & 2020
30. Rare earth metal demand for magnets, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
31. Rare earth metal demand for catalysts, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
32. Rare earth metal demand for metallurgy, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
33. Rare earth metal demand for polishing, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
34. Rare earth metal demand for glass, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
35. Rare earth metal demand for phosphors, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
36. Rare earth metal demand for ceramics, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
37. Rare earth metal demand for others, volumes and revenues, 2014 – 2020 (Tons) (USD Million)
38. Global rare earth metal market volumes share, by geography, 2011 & 2020

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We referred to product literature of leading industry participants, annual reports, press releases, government publications, and other relevant sources for data collection and analysis thereof. Secondary research also includes a search of recent trade journals, technical writing, internet sources, and statistical data from government websites, trade associations and agencies.  

Zion Research has collected key data related to the Rare Earth Metals Market and analyzed these data using a variety of methods. The market dynamics have been ascertained following a detailed study of the micro, meso, and macroeconomic indicators of the market.

This report is based on in-depth qualitative and quantitative analyses of the Global Rare Earth Metals Market . The quantitative analysis involved the application of various projection and sampling techniques. The qualitative analysis involved primary interviews, surveys, and vendor briefings. The data gathered as a result of these processes were validated through experts' opinions.

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Rare earth elements are a group of seventeen chemical elements that occur together in the periodic table. The group consists of yttrium and the 15 lanthanide elements (lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, promethium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, terbium, dysprosium, holmium, erbium, thulium, ytterbium, and lutetium). Scandium is found in most rare earth element deposits and is sometimes classified as a rare earth element. Rare earth metals are classified as heavy rare earth metals (yttrium, gadolinium, europium, terbium, holmium, dysprosium, thulium, erbium, ytterbium, and lutetium) and light rare earth metals (lanthanum, praseodymium, cerium, promethium, neodymium, and samarium). The rare earth elements are all metals, and the group is often referred to as the "rare earth metals." These metals have many similar properties and that often causes them to be found together in geologic deposits. They are also referred to as "rare earth oxides" because many of them are typically sold as oxide compounds.

Rare earth metals and alloys that contain them are used in many devices that people use every day such as computer memory, DVDs, rechargeable batteries, cell phones, catalytic converters, magnets, fluorescent lighting and much more. The global demand for automobiles, consumer electronics, energy-efficient lighting, and catalysts is expected to rise rapidly over the next decade. Rare earth magnet demand is expected to increase, as is the demand for rechargeable batteries. New developments in medical technology are expected to increase the use of surgical lasers, magnetic resonance imaging, and positron emission tomography scintillation detectors.

Rare Earth Metal Market

Lanthanum, praseodymium, cerium, neodymium, samarium, promethium, europium, dysprosium, holmium, gadolinium, terbium, thulium, scandium, yttrium, erbium, ytterbium, lutetium and others are the key product segments of the rare earth metal market. Cerium oxide dominated the global rare earth metal market owing to strong demand from catalyst market. Cerium oxide accounted for around 40% share of the total rare earth metal market in 2014. Lanthanum is expected to be the fastest growing segment of rare earth metal market during the forecast period. This can be attributed to the rapidly growing demand for rare earth metal in car batteries and different electronics appliances. However, other products of rare earth metals like neodymium, samarium, promethium, europium, dysprosium etc., are also expected to exhibit robust growth between 2015 and 2020.  

On the basis of applications rare earth metal market can be segmented as magnets, catalyst, metallurgy, ceramics, phosphors, glass, and polishing. Magnet was the largest application market for rare earth metals and accounted for around 21% of the total rare earth metal volume consumed in 2014. Strong economical growth in emerging economies and support from governments has resulted into rapid growth in manufacturing of high technology products like tablet computers, TVs, advanced military technology, nuclear batteries, laser repeaters, miniature, superconductors, numerous medical devices, and rechargeable batteries. This in turn expected to drive the demand for rare earth metals, especially in Asia Pacific region. This in turn resulted into strong growth of rare earth metal in Asia Pacific region, especially in China. Strong growth prospectus of global wind turbine and automotive industry is also expected to boost demand for rare earth metals in the near future. Catalysts and metallurgy also accounted for significant share of the global rare earth metals market.

Rare earth metal market was dominated by Asia Pacific with over 75% share in total volume consumption in 2014. Asia Pacific was followed by North America and Europe. China dominated the production and consumption of rare earth metals. Strong demand from China, India, Japan and South Korea is expected to fuel growth of this industry in the years to come. Rare earth metals market in North America is mainly driven by strong demand from defense industry. The military uses night-vision goggles, precision-guided weapons, communications equipment, GPS equipment, batteries and other defense electronics. Rare earth metals are key ingredients for making the very hard alloys used in armored vehicles and projectiles that shatter upon impact. However, wind turbine is an important application market for rare earth metals in Europe.   

Global rare earth metal market is highly competitive, with the presence of well-established global market participants. Arafura Resources, Alkane Resources Ltd., Avalon Rare Metals Inc., Quest Rare Minerals Limited, China Rare Earth Holdings Limited, Indian Rare Earths Limited, Lynas Corporation Limited, Great Western Minerals Group Ltd., Greenland Minerals & Energy Ltd., Rare Element Resources Ltd., Molycorp, Inner Mongolia Baotou Steel Rare Earth Hi-Tech Co, Frontier Rare Earths Limited are some of the key vendors in the market.


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