Major countries in rare earth mine production worldwide from 2012 to 2017 (in metric tons REO)

Major countries in rare earth mine production 2012-2017 This statistic depicts the major countries in rare earth mine production worldwide from 2012 to 2017, measured in metric tons REO. In 2012, China had a mine production of some 100,000 metric tons of rare-earth oxide. Until 2017, the amount produced increased to some 105 thousand metric tons. The following elements are among rare earths: cerium (Ce), dysprosium (Dy), erbium (Er), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), holmium (Ho), lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), scandium (Sc), terbium (Tb), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb), and yttrium (Y).
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2012201420162017*
China100,000105,000105,000105,000
Australia3,2008,00014,00020,000
Russia-2,5003,0003,000
Brazil140-1,1002,000
Thailand**--8001,600
India2,9003,0001,7001,500
Malaysia100240300300
Vietnam**220200300100
United States***8005,400--
2012201420162017*
China100,000105,000105,000105,000
Australia3,2008,00014,00020,000
Russia-2,5003,0003,000
Brazil140-1,1002,000
Thailand**--8001,600
India2,9003,0001,7001,500
Malaysia100240300300
Vietnam**220200300100
United States***8005,400--
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This statistic depicts the major countries in rare earth mine production worldwide from 2012 to 2017, measured in metric tons REO. In 2012, China had a mine production of some 100,000 metric tons of rare-earth oxide. Until 2017, the amount produced increased to some 105 thousand metric tons. The following elements are among rare earths: cerium (Ce), dysprosium (Dy), erbium (Er), europium (Eu), gadolinium (Gd), holmium (Ho), lanthanum (La), lutetium (Lu), neodymium (Nd), praseodymium (Pr), promethium (Pm), samarium (Sm), scandium (Sc), terbium (Tb), thulium (Tm), ytterbium (Yb), and yttrium (Y).
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Release date
February 2018
Region
Worldwide
Survey time period
2012 to 2017
Supplementary notes
REO: rare earth oxide. 2011-2015 values were quoted from previous MCS reports. No value means no data available.
* Estimated.
** Production estimates based on Chinese imports.
*** Data for 2016 not available.

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