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Reportlinker Adds Rare Earths: Worldwide Markets, Applications, Technologies Report

September 3, 2009

NEW YORK, Sept. 3 /PRNewswire/ — Reportlinker.com announces that a new market research report is available in its catalogue.

Rare Earths: Worldwide Markets, Applications, Technologies

http://www.reportlinker.com/p0128135/Rare-Earths-Worldwide-Markets-Applications-Technologies.html

This Report:

Examines the rare earth materials market, especially applications in rechargeable batteries, hydrogen storage, advanced ceramics, permanent magnets, metallurgy, catalysts, lasers, fiber optics, glass, phosphors and superconductors

Presents an overview of the rare earths materials market, with precise definitions and terminology important to understanding the market

Makes global market forecasts through 2013

Profiles all the major companies involved in the market

Offers a detailed patent analysis.

Chapter-1: EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 8

SUMMARY TABLE GLOBAL MARKET FOR RARE EARTHS, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS-REO EQUIVALENT) 9

SUMMARY FIGURE GLOBAL MARKET FOR RARE EARTHS, 2006-2014 (METRIC TONS-REO EQUIVALENT) 10

Chapter-2: OVERVIEW

INTRODUCTION 11

FIGURE 1 RARE EARTHS IN THE PERIODIC TABLE 11

TABLE 1 LANTHANOIDS 12

TABLE 2 TYPICAL PROPERTIES OF LANTHANOIDS 13

TABLE 3 SCANDIUM AND YTTRIUM 13

REVIEW OF THE HISTORY OF RARE EARTHS 14

TABLE 4 RARE EARTHS–TECHNOLOGICAL AND COMMERCIAL MILESTONES 14

TABLE 5 RARE EARTHS DISCOVERY 15

FIGURE 2 RARE EARTHS–WORLDWIDE PATENT APPLICATIONS AND PATENTS ISSUED, 1950-2008 16

CURRENT AND EMERGING APPLICATIONS FOR RARE EARTHS 17

TABLE 6 GENERAL PROPERTIES AND ASSOCIATED USEFUL APPLICATIONS OF RARE EARTHS 17

METALLURGICAL/MECHANICAL 18

Established Applications 18

Emerging Applications 18

TABLE 7 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE METALLURGICAL AND MECHANICAL SECTOR 19

GLASS/CERAMICS 19

Established Applications 19

Emerging Applications 19

TABLE 8 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE GLASS/CERAMIC SECTOR 20

ELECTRONICS 20

Established Applications 20

Emerging Applications 21

TABLE 9 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE ELECTRONICS SECTOR 21

CHEMICAL 22

Established Applications 22

Emerging Applications 22

TABLE 10 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE CHEMICAL SECTOR 22

TABLE 10 (CONTINUED) 23

OPTICS 23

Established Applications 23

Emerging Applications 23

TABLE 11 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN OPTICS 23

TABLE 11 (CONTINUED) 24

ENERGY 24

Established Applications 24

Emerging Applications 24

TABLE 12 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE ENERGY SECTOR 25

LIFE SCIENCE 25

Established Applications 25

Emerging Applications 25

TABLE 13 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE LIFE SCIENCE SECTOR 25

TABLE 13 (CONTINUED) 26

SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION 26

Established Applications 26

Emerging Applications 26

TABLE 14 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION SECTOR 26

TABLE 14 (CONTINUED) 27

CONSUMER 27

Established Applications 27

TABLE 15 RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS IN THE CONSUMER SECTOR 27

OTHERS 28

Established Applications 28

Emerging Applications 28

TABLE 16 OTHER RARE EARTH APPLICATIONS 28

Chapter-3: RARE EARTH SOURCES, PRODUCTION AND APPLICATIONS

INTRODUCTION 29

RARE ELEMENTS PROCESSING OUTLINE 29

TABLE 17 PROCESSING STEPS IN THE RARE EARTH INDUSTRY 29

SCANDIUM 30

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 30

TABLE 18 TYPICAL RARE EARTH CONTENT IN MINERALS CONTAINING SCANDIUM (OXIDE PERCENT) 31

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 31

TABLE 19 APPLICATIONS OF SCANDIUM 32

YTTRIUM 32

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 32

TABLE 20 TYPICAL RARE EARTH CONTENT IN MINERALS CONTAINING YTTRIUM (OXIDE PERCENT) 33

TABLE 21 TYPICAL ION ADSORPTION CLAY, LATERITE ORE COMPOSITIONS (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 34

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 34

TABLE 22 APPLICATIONS OF YTTRIUM 35

LANTHANUM 35

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 35

TABLE 23 TYPICAL RARE EARTH CONTENT IN MINERALS CONTAINING LANTHANUM (OXIDE PERCENT) 36

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 37

TABLE 24 APPLICATIONS OF LANTHANUM 37

TABLE 24 (CONTINUED) 38

CERIUM 38

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 38

TABLE 25 TYPICAL RARE EARTH CONTENT IN MINERALS CONTAINING CERIUM (OXIDE PERCENT) 38

TABLE 25 (CONTINUED) 39

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 39

TABLE 26 APPLICATIONS OF CERIUM 39

TABLE 26 CONTINUED) 40

PRASEODYMIUM 40

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 40

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 40

TABLE 27 APPLICATIONS OF PRASEODYMIUM 41

NEODYMIUM 41

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 41

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 41

TABLE 28 APPLICATIONS OF NEODYMIUM 42

PROMETHIUM 43

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 43

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 43

TABLE 29 APPLICATIONS OF PROMETHIUM 43

SAMARIUM 44

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 44

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 44

TABLE 30 APPLICATIONS OF SAMARIUM 44

EUROPIUM 45

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 45

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 45

TABLE 31 APPLICATIONS OF EUROPIUM 45

GADOLINIUM 46

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 46

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 46

TABLE 32 APPLICATIONS OF GADOLINIUM 46

TERBIUM 47

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 47

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 47

TABLE 33 APPLICATIONS OF TERBIUM 47

DYSPROSIUM 48

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 48

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 48

TABLE 34 APPLICATIONS OF DYSPROSIUM 48

HOLMIUM 49

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 49

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 49

TABLE 35 APPLICATIONS OF HOLMIUM 49

ERBIUM 50

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 50

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 50

TABLE 36 APPLICATIONS OF ERBIUM 50

THULIUM 50

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 50

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 51

TABLE 37 APPLICATIONS OF THULIUM 51

YTTERBIUM 52

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 52

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 52

TABLE 38 APPLICATIONS OF YTTERBIUM 52

LUTETIUM 52

SOURCES AND PRODUCTION 52

COMPOUNDS AND APPLICATIONS 53

TABLE 39 APPLICATIONS OF LUTETIUM 53

RARE EARTH GLOBAL PRODUCTION 53

SUMMARY OF GLOBAL PRODUCTION 53

TABLE 40 RARE EARTHS PRODUCTION BY REO (PPM/METRIC TONS) 54

TABLE 41 RARE EARTHS PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2006-2008 (MT) 55

LATEST TECHNOLOGICAL DEVELOPMENTS, 2006 TO PRESENT 55

HIGH LUMINESCENCE PHOSPHOR PARTICLES 55

High Luminescence . . . (Continued) 56

OPTICALLY DETECTABLE SECURITY MARKER 57

COG DIELECTRIC COMPOSITION FOR USE WITH COPPER ELECTRODES 58

COG Dielectric . . .(Continued) 59

USE OF RARE EARTH COMPOUNDS FOR THE PREVENTION OF KIDNEY STONE DISEASE 60

PHOSPHORS EMITTING BLUE LIGHT 60

Phosphors Emitting . . . (Continued) 61

STABLE RARE EARTH COMPLEXES USING DI-BLOCK COPOLYMERS 62

RARE EARTH NANOPARTICLES FOR MAGNETIC RECORDING MEDIA 62

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING RARE EARTH OXIDE NANOPARTICLES 63

Methods for Manufacturing . . .(Continued) 64

RARE EARTH THIN FILMS BY ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION 65

Chapter-4: GEOGRAPHICAL DISTRIBUTION OF RARE EARTH RESOURCES

INTRODUCTION 66

TABLE 42 MINERALS CONTAINING RARE EARTHS THAT OCCUR IN ECONOMICALLY VIABLE DEPOSITS (%) 66

UNITED STATES 67

MOUNTAIN PASS 67

TABLE 43 MOUNTAIN PASS, CA, U.S.–TYPICAL BASTNASITE ORE COMPOSITION (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 67

TABLE 43 (CONTINUED) 68

BEAR LODGE 68

OTHER RESOURCES 68

CHINA 69

BAYAN OBO 69

TABLE 44 BAYAN OBO, INNER MONGOLIA, CHINA–TYPICAL BASTNASITE ORE COMPOSITION (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 69

MAONIUPING 70

ION ADSORPTION CLAYS 70

WEISHAN 70

OTHER RESOURCES 70

TABLE 45 SOUTHERN CHINA–TYPICAL MONAZITE ORE COMPOSITION (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 70

TABLE 45 (CONTINUED) 71

PROTECTION OF RARE EARTH RESOURCES 71

AUSTRALIA 72

MOUNT WELD 72

NOLANS BORE 72

TABLE 46 MT. WELD AND NOLANS BORE, AUSTRALIA–TYPICAL RARE EARTH ORE COMPOSITIONS (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 73

TOONGI 73

CUMMINS RANGE 74

YANGIBANA 74

OTHER RESOURCES 74

INDIA 74

MONAZITE 74

BRAZIL 75

MONAZITE 75

OTHER RESOURCES 75

CIS 75

RUSSIA 76

Loparite 76

TABLE 47 LOPARITE FROM LOVOZERO DEPOSIT, RUSSIA– TYPICAL RARE EARTH ORE COMPOSITIONS (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 76

Apatite 77

Other Resources 77

OTHER CIS 77

CANADA 77

THOR LAKE 78

TABLE 48 THOR LAKE DEPOSIT, CANADA–TYPICAL RARE EARTH MINERALS COMPOSITIONS (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 78

HOIDAS LAKE 79

TABLE 49 HOIDAS LAKE, CANADA–TYPICAL RARE EARTH ORE COMPOSITION (PERCENT OF TOTAL REO) 79

STRANGE LAKE 79

OTHER RESOURCES 80

AFRICA 80

SOUTH AFRICA 80

OTHER STATES 81

VIETNAM 82

OTHER COUNTRIES 82

WORLD RESERVES OF RARE EARTHS 83

TABLE 50 GLOBAL RARE EARTH RESOURCES AND RESERVES, 2009 (METRIC TONS–REO EQUIVALENT) 83

TABLE 50 (CONTINUED) 84

FIGURE 3 RARE EARTH RESERVES BY COUNTRY, 2009 (%) 85

Chapter-5: RARE EARTH PRICES

HISTORICAL PRICES OF BASIC RARE EARTH OXIDES 86

EARLY 1990S TO 2003 86

RECENT PRICES 86

FIGURE 4 PRICES FOR THE MAJOR RARE EARTH OXIDES, 1992-2003, 99% PURITY CIF U.S. (U.S. $/KG) 87

FIGURE 4 (CONTINUED) 88

FIGURE 5 PRICES FOR THE MAJOR RARE EARTH OXIDES, 2002-2008 99% PURITY FOB CHINA (U.S.$/KG) 88

FIGURE 5 (CONTINUED) 89

RECENT PRICES 89

TABLE 51 RARE EARTHS AVERAGE UNIT PRICES, THROUGH 2009 99% PURITY FOB, (U.S. $/KG) 90

VALUE COMPARISON OF DIFFERENT ORES 91

TABLE 52 VALUE OF ONE METRIC TON OF REO, BASED ON 2008 PRICES FOR VARIOUS ORES (ION ADSORPTION CLAYS AND MONAZITE) ($ PER METRIC TON) 91

TABLE 53 VALUE OF ONE METRIC TON OF REO BASED ON 2008 PRICES FOR VARIOUS ORES (APATITE/ALLANITE, BASTNASITE, AND LOPARITE) ($ PER METRIC TON) 92

FUTURE PRICE TRENDS 92

Chapter-6: GLOBAL MARKET

ANALYSIS OUTLINE 93

GLOBAL MARKET SUMMARY 93

MARKET SEGMENTATION BY INDUSTRY 93

Market Segmentation by . . .(Continued) 94

TABLE 54 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR RARE EARTHS BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 95

FIGURE 6 GLOBAL DEMAND FOR RARE EARTHS BY INDUSTRY, 2006-2014 (METRIC TONS) 96

FIGURE 7 RARE EARTHS CONSUMPTION SHARE BY INDUSTRY, 2009 AND 2014 (%) 96

FIGURE 7 (CONTINUED) 97

TABLE 55 GLOBAL MARKET FOR RARE EARTHS BY INDUSTRY, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 98

MARKET SEGMENTATION BY ELEMENT 98

TABLE 56 GLOBAL RARE EARTH CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 99

FIGURE 8 RARE EARTHS: MARKET SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 AND 2014 (%) 99

FIGURE 8 (CONTINUED) 100

MARKET SEGMENTATION BY REGION 100

TABLE 57 RARE EARTHS CONSUMPTION BY COUNTRY, 2006 THROUGH 2014 (MT) 101

FIGURE 9 RARE EARTHS: MARKET SHARE BY COUNTRY, 2009 AND 2014 (%) 102

METALLURGICAL/MECHANICAL SECTOR 103

PERMANENT MAGNETS 103

Types 103

TABLE 58 MAIN TYPES OF PERMANENT MAGNETS, 2009 103

Applications 103

TABLE 59 CURRENT APPLICATIONS OF PERMANENT MAGNETS, 2009 104

TABLE 60 CURRENT RARE EARTH MAGNET APPLICATIONS, 2009 104

TABLE 60 (CONTINUED) 105

Current Market Summary 105

TABLE 61 PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY TYPE, THROUGH 2009 (TONS) 106

FIGURE 10 PERMANENT MAGNETS: PRODUCTION SHARE BY TYPE, 2006 AND 2009 (%) 106

FIGURE 10 (CONTINUED) 107

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Magnet Type 107

TABLE 62 RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY MAGNET TYPE, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 108

TABLE 63 RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY MAGNET TYPE, THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 108

Consumption of Rare Earths by Element 108

TABLE 64 RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 109

FIGURE 11 RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 (%) 109

FIGURE 11 (CONTINUED) 110

Market Growth Trends 110

Market Forecast 111

TABLE 65 FORECAST–PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL PRODUCTION BY TYPE, THROUGH 2014 (TONS) 111

FIGURE 12 FORECAST–PERMANENT MAGNETS: PRODUCTION SHARE BY TYPE, 2009 (%) 112

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Magnet Type 112

TABLE 66 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY MAGNET TYPE, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 113

TABLE 67 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY MAGNET TYPE, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 113

Consumption of Rare Earths by Element 113

TABLE 68 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 114

FIGURE 13 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR PERMANENT MAGNETS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2014 (%) 114

METALLURGICAL ALLOYS 115

Rare Earth Elements for Metallurgy 115

TABLE 69 RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR METALLURGY, 2009 115

TABLE 69 (CONTINUED) 116

Current Market Summary 116

TABLE 70 HIGH PERFORMANCE ALLOYS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 116

TABLE 71 RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 117

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 117

TABLE 72 RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 117

FIGURE 14 RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 (%) 118

TABLE 73 RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 119

Market Growth Trends 119

TABLE 74 FORECAST–HIGH PERFORMANCE ALLOYS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 119

Market Forecast 119

TABLE 75 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 120

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 120

TABLE 76 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 120

FIGURE 15 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2014 (%) 121

TABLE 77 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR METALLURGY: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 122

GLASS/CERAMICS SECTOR 122

TABLE 78 RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS, 2009 122

TABLE 78 (CONTINUED) 123

CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 123

TABLE 79 RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 124

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 124

TABLE 80 RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 124

FIGURE 16 RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 (%) 125

TABLE 81 RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 126

MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 126

TABLE 82 FORECAST–CMP SLURRIES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY MATERIAL TYPE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS) 126

TABLE 83 FORECAST–DIELECTRIC CMP SLURRIES: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE, THROUGH 2013 ($ MILLIONS) 127

TABLE 84 FORECAST–ADVANCED DISPLAYS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY TYPE THROUGH 2014 ($BILLIONS) 127

TABLE 85 FORECAST–OTHER GLASS/CERAMICS MARKETS FOR RARE EARTHS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY SECTOR, THROUGH 2014 ($BILLIONS) 128

MARKET FORECAST 128

TABLE 86 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 128

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 129

TABLE 87 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 129

FIGURE 17 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2014 (%) 129

FIGURE 17 (CONTINUED) 130

TABLE 88 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR GLASS AND CERAMICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 130

ELECTRONICS SECTOR 130

TABLE 89 RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR ELECTRONICS, 2009 131

CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 132

TABLE 90 RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 132

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 132

TABLE 91 RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 133

FIGURE 18 RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 (%) 133

TABLE 92 RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 134

MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 134

TABLE 93 FORECAST: OPTICAL FIBER MARKET, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS/MILLIONS OF KILOMETERS) 135

MARKET FORECAST 135

TABLE 94 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 135

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 136

TABLE 95 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 136

FIGURE 19 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2014 (%) 136

FIGURE 19 (CONTINUED) 137

TABLE 96 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR ELECTRONICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 137

CHEMICAL SECTOR 137

TABLE 97 RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY, 2009 138

CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 139

TABLE 98 RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 139

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 139

TABLE 99 RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 140

FIGURE 20 RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 (%) 140

TABLE 100 RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 141

MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 141

TABLE 101 FORECAST–CATALYSTS AND PHOTOCATALYSTS: GLOBAL REVENUES THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 142

MARKET FORECAST 142

TABLE 102 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, 2009 THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 142

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 143

TABLE 103 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 143

FIGURE 21 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2014 (%) 143

FIGURE 21 (CONTINUED) 144

TABLE 104 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE CHEMICAL INDUSTRY: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 144

OPTICS SECTOR 144

TABLE 105 RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR OPTICS, 2009 145

CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 145

TABLE 106 RARE EARTHS FOR OPTICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 146

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 146

TABLE 107 RARE EARTHS FOR OPTICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 146

TABLE 108 RARE EARTHS FOR OPTICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 147

MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 147

MARKET FORECAST 147

TABLE 109 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR OPTICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 148

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 148

TABLE 110 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR OPTICS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 148

TABLE 111 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR OPTICS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 149

ENERGY SECTOR 149

TABLE 112 RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR, 2009 150

CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 150

TABLE 113 RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 151

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 151

TABLE 114 RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 151

FIGURE 22 RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 (%) 152

TABLE 115 RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 153

MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 153

MARKET FORECAST 153

TABLE 116 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, 2009 THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 154

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 154

TABLE 117 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 155

FIGURE 23 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2014 (%) 155

TABLE 118 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR THE ENERGY SECTOR: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 156

OTHER SECTORS 156

TABLE 119 RARE EARTH ELEMENTS FOR OTHER SECTORS, 2009 157

TABLE 119 (CONTINUED) 158

CURRENT MARKET SUMMARY 158

TABLE 120 RARE EARTHS FOR OTHER SECTORS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS) 158

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 159

TABLE 121 RARE EARTHS FOR THE OTHER SECTORS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 (METRIC TONS REO) 159

FIGURE 24 RARE EARTHS FOR OTHER SECTORS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2009 (%) 159

FIGURE 24 (CONTINUED) 160

TABLE 122 RARE EARTHS FOR OTHER SECTORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2009 ($ MILLIONS) 160

MARKET GROWTH TRENDS 160

TABLE 123 FORECAST–VARIOUS APPLICATIONS OF RARE EARTHS IN THE LIFE SCIENCE, SENSORS AND INSTRUMENTATION, AND CONSUMER SECTORS: GLOBAL REVENUES, THROUGH 2014 ($ BILLIONS) 161

Market Forecast 161

TABLE 124 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR OTHER SECTORS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS) 162

Consumption and Revenues of Rare Earths by Element 162

TABLE 125 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR OTHER SECTORS: GLOBAL CONSUMPTION BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 (METRIC TONS REO) 162

FIGURE 25 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR OTHER SECTORS: CONSUMPTION SHARE BY ELEMENT, 2014 (%) 163

TABLE 126 FORECAST–RARE EARTHS FOR OTHER SECTORS: GLOBAL REVENUES BY ELEMENT, THROUGH 2014 ($ MILLIONS) 164

Chapter-7: GLOBAL INDUSTRY STRUCTURE

MINERS AND SUPPLIERS OF RARE EARTHS 165

TABLE 127 MINERS AND SUPPLIERS OF RARE EARTHS 166

TABLE 127 (CONTINUED) 167

TABLE 127 (CONTINUED) 168

TABLE 127 (CONTINUED) 169

OTHER KEY PLAYERS IN THE RARE EARTH INDUSTRY 169

TABLE 128 OTHER RELEVANT INDUSTRY PLAYERS 169

TABLE 128 (CONTINUED) 170

NOTABLE RECENT INDUSTRY CHANGES 170

TABLE 129 NOTABLE INDUSTRY CHANGES SINCE 2006 170

TABLE 129 (CONTINUED) 171

RARE EARTHS PRODUCTION BY REGION 171

TABLE 130 RARE EARTHS PRODUCTION BY REGION, 2006-2014 (MT) 172

RARE EARTHS CONSUMPTION BY REGION 172

TABLE 131 RARE EARTHS CONSUMPTION BY REGION, 2006-2014 (MT) 173

FIGURE 26 RARE EARTHS SUPPLY VERSUS DEMAND, 2006-2014 (MT) 174

COMPANY PROFILES 174

ARAFURA RESOURCES 174

BAOTOU STEEL RARE EARTH HIGH-TECH 175

Baotou Rare Earth 175

Baotou Research Institute of Rare Earths 176

BEIJING FOUNDER DONGAN RARE EARTHS NEW MATERIALS 177

CHINA RARE EARTH HOLDINGS LIMITED 177

DANDONG JINLONG RARE EARTH 178

FERRO CORPORATION 179

GANSU RARE EARTH GROUP 180

INDIAN RARE EARTH 181

INNER MONGOLIA HEFA RARE EARTHS SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY DEVELOPMENT 182

IRTYSH RARE EARTHS 183

LYNAS CORPORATION 183

MITSUI MINING AND SMELTING 184

Nippon Yttrium 185

MOLYCORP MINERALS 186

NEO MATERIAL TECHNOLOGIES 187

RHODIA ELECTRONICS AND CATALYSIS 188

Rhodia Electronics . . . (Continued) 189

SANTOKU CORPORATION 190

Santoku Corporation (Continued) 191

SEIMI CHEMICAL 192

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., LTD. 193

SHOWA DENKO 194

TREIBACHER INDUSTRIE 195

Treibacher Industrie (Contuinued) 196

Treibacher Industrie (Contuinued) 197

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TABLE 136 RARE EARTHS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2006-2009 237

FIGURE 27 RARE EARTHS: U.S. PATENT TRENDS, 2006-2009 (NUMBER OF PATENTS) 237

TRENDS BY COUNTRY AND REGION 237

FIGURE 28 SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS RELATED TO RARE EARTHS BY REGION, 2006-2009 (%) 238

FIGURE 29 RARE EARTHS: PATENTS BY COUNTRY, 2006-2009 (%) 239

TRENDS BY ASSIGNEE 240

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FIGURE 30 RARE EARTHS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY CATEGORY, 2006-2009 (%) 249

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FIGURE 31 RARE EARTHS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY APPLICATION, 2006-2009 (%) 251

TRENDS BY RARE EARTH TYPE 252

FIGURE 32 RARE EARTHS: SHARES OF U.S. PATENTS BY MATERIAL TYPE, 2006-2009 (%) 253

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