Global price of rare earth oxides 2009-2013

This statistic displays the price development of rare earth oxides globally from 2009 to 2013. In 2011, lanthanum oxide had a price of 98,757 U.S. dollars per metric ton. There are 17 rare earth elements and although they may be fairly abundant in the Earth's crust, often they occur at sparse intervals are are less economically exploitable.
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Prices of rare earth oxides worldwide from 2009 to 2013*
20092010201120122013
Lanthanum oxide (US$/metric ton)4,60423,82098,75725,5477,866
Cerium oxide (US$/metric ton)3,43723,10298,21724,6847,863
Praseodymium oxide (US$/metric ton)14,38149,338204,067116,16291,385
Neodymium oxide (US$/metric ton)15,20850,635250,574122,36471,833
Samarium oxide (US$/metric ton)3,42916,000104,81658,03213,296
Europium oxide (US$/kilogram)4785532,9232,5961,095
Gadolinium oxide (US$/metric ton)-10,70762,72424,16724,033
Terbium oxide (US$/kilogram)3605572,3442,026920
Dysprosium oxide (US$/kilogram)1092351,5081,190555
Holmium oxide (US$/kilogram)-4130310766
Erbium oxide (US$/kilogram)-9023615068
Ytterbium oxide (US$/kilogram)-279111353
Lutetium oxide (US$/kilogram)-2748271,3851,201
Yttrium oxide (US$/kilogram)-6014311126
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