V.B. Kondratyev

Rare earth elements are in high demand for technological developments and their resources need to be secure for future advancement. Today China controls not only the raw materials but also the production of key intermediates that go into many hi-tech growth industries. Rare earth shortages and price increase may affect many sectors of advanced economy. This include not only large economic value adding civilian industries but also many defense products and technologies.

№4 (134) 2017

Key words: rare earth, high-tech applications, China dominant positions, alternative supply chains

Mining Industry Journal №4 (134) 2017, p.48

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