Adamas Intelligence: China became a net-importer of several rare earth oxides (or oxide equivalents) in 2018
Green Car Congress
MARCH 12, 2019
as China raised domestic mining, smelting and separation quotas for the first time in five years, and production in Myanmar and the US surged. During the same period, Adamas estimates that illegal production in China fell by 50%, creating a vacuum that was filled by record-high imports from Myanmar and the US, resulting in China becoming a net-importer of at least seven rare earth oxides (or oxide equivalents) in 2018.