Global Rare-Earth Metals Market 2021-2026: Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Europium - Opportunities in Recycling and Reuse of Rare-Earth Metals


Dublin, April 26, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The "Global Rare-Earth Metals Market by Type (Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Europium, Others), Application (Permanent Magnets, Metals Alloys, Polishing, Additives, Catalysts, Phosphors), and Region - Forecast to 2026" report has been added to's offering.

The global rare-earth metals market is projected to grow from USD 5.3 billion in 2021 to USD 9.6 billion by 2026, at a CAGR of 12.33% during the forecast period.

The global rare-earth metals market comprises major manufacturers, such as are Lynas Corporation (Australia), Alkane Resources ltd (Australia), Arafura Resources Ltd (Australia), China Minmetals Rare Earth Co Ltd (China), Avalon Advanced Materials, Inc (Canada), Iluka Resource Ltd (Australia), Canada Rare Earth Corporation (Canada).

The increasing use of rare-earth elements that are used in the permanent magnet application are likely to drive the rare-earth metals market. APAC is the fastest-growing market for rare-earth metals due to increase in production and consumption in China. Significant usage of permanent magnets offer a huge impetus to these advanced materials, are expected to drive the rare-earth metals market in the region.

In terms of value, Neodymium oxide segment is projected to lead the global rare-earth metals market through 2026

The Neodymium oxide segment is projected to lead the rare-earth metals market, in terms of value, during the forecast period. Neodymium oxide is used to produce magnets which are found in most modern vehicles and aircraft as well as popular consumer electronics, such as headphones, microphones, and computer discs. It is used in high-strength permanent magnets that are also known as neodymium-iron-boron (NdFeB) magnets and are one of the strongest magnets in the world. Incresing use of Clean energy application has driven the market.

The Phosphors segment is projected to be the fastest-growing segment by applications throughout the forecast period

The Phosphors segment, by application, is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period. Phosphors used in many applications that require color in the light exhibited, namely, cathode ray tube displays, fluorescent lamps, and other applications. The important elements in this sector are europium, terbium, and yttrium. Phosphors are used to convert the incident radiation into the light of designed colors.

This is based on the properties of the elements that are included in the phosphors. The demand for rare-earth oxide phosphor products is expected to increase, due to the government policies in US, Canada, China, among other countries, and the European Union, where the incandescent lamps are being replaced with fluorescent and LED lamps.

In terms of value, the Asia rare-earth metals market is projected to grow at the highest CAGR during the forecast period

APAC is the largest producer and consumer of rare-earth metals across the globe, with almost all major manufacturers and end-use companies present in the region. APAC has witnessed tremendous growth in the past few years, driven by the growing population, favorable investment policies, growing economies, and government initiatives directed at promoting electronics and automobile industries in the region.

APAC is the top region in terms of total rare-earth material consumption due to rapidly increasing demand in China, which accounts for maximum global rare-earth consumption. It was the largest consumer of rare-earth elements in 2019, with an estimated market revenue of over USD 5.2 billion.

The region is also expected to witness the fastest-growth in terms of consumption due to growing industrialization and extraction activities in China. According to the World Bank, APAC is the fastest-growing region in terms of both population and economic growth.

The region has experienced significant growth in the last decade and accounted for approximately 34% of the global GDP in 2019. According to the Population Reference Bureau, China, India, and other emerging APAC countries had a combined population exceeding 4 billion in 2019, which is projected to become an increasingly important driver for global consumption over the next two decades.

Market Dynamics


  • Increasing Demand from End-use Industries
  • Increasing Demand for Clean Energy
  • Initiative of Associations & Regulatory Bodies


  • Fluctuating Costs of Rare-Earth Metals
  • Dominance of China in the Rare-Earth Metals Market
  • Illegal Mining of Rare-Earth Metal Ores


  • Recycling and Reuse of Rare-Earth Metals

Porter's Five Forces Analysis

Value Chain Analysis

  • Mining & Rare-Earth Ore Production
  • Separation of Rare-Earth Ore to Form Rare-Earth Oxides
  • Refining of the Rare-Earth Oxides
  • Applications
  • End-use Industries


  • Revenue Shift & New Revenue Pockets for Rare-Earth Metal Manufacturers

Regulatory Landscape

Technology Analysis

Case Study Analysis

  • Case Study of the China's Growing Conflict with the WTO (World Trade Organization): The Case of Export Restrictions on Rare-Earth Resources
  • China's Growing Conflict with the WTO

Market Map

Rare-Earth Metals Market: Patent Analysis

Pricing Analysis

Company Profiles

Key Players

  • Lynas Corporation
  • Alkane Resources Ltd.
  • Arafura Resources Ltd.
  • China Minmetals Rare Earth Co. Ltd.
  • Avalon Advanced Material Inc.
  • Baotou Hefa Rare Earth Co. Ltd.
  • Canada Rare Earth Corporation
  • Iluka Resource Ltd. (Iluka)
  • Northern Minerals Limited
  • Greenland Minerals Ltd.

Other Players

  • Neo Materials
  • Shin-Etsu Chemical Co. Ltd.
  • Eutectix, LLC
  • China Nonferrous Metal Industry's Foreign Engineering & Construction Co. Ltd.
  • American Rare Earths Limited
  • China Northern Rare Earth (Group) High-Tech Co. Ltd.
  • Baotou Jinmeng Rare Earth Co. Ltd.
  • Ucore Rare Metals Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Corporation RTM Japan Ltd.
  • Medallion Resources Ltd.

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