China’s December Rare Earth Exports

Following is a summary of China’s rare earth exports by volume and value in December as published by the General Administration of Customs on its website. See a CHART showing the volume (Red), value (Green) and price/vol (yellow) of China’s rare earth exports.

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                                Dec.   Nov.   Oct.  Sept.   Aug.   July      YTD
                                2013   2013   2013   2013   2013   2013     2013
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                              ---------------------- YoY% ----------------------
Rare earth (incl. products)    -6.1%  32.5%  34.1%   4.9%  15.5%   6.0%    13.8%
 Rare earth metal             -20.3%  35.2%  53.3%  22.3%  22.4%  18.5%    38.3%
                              ---------------------- MoM% ----------------------
Rare earth (incl. products)     1.9%  12.9%   0.1% -11.1%  18.0%   7.1%      n/a
 Rare earth metal              12.6%  11.7%   3.0% -14.9%  32.3%  10.4%      n/a
                              ------------- Volume (Thousand Tons) -------------
Rare earth (incl. products)     4.80   4.71   4.18   4.17   4.69   3.97    47.30
 Rare earth metal               2.59   2.30   2.06   2.00   2.35   1.78    22.49
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Source: General Administration of Customs

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