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Production of rare earth minerals

Country Sub-commodity 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015
Australia             * 0          
Brazil Monazite   958   958   1173   834   303   249   290   206   0   0  
Burundi                     0   0   0
China   (a) 119000 (a) 133000 (a)* 120000 (a)* 125000 (a)* 129000 (a)* 120000 (a)* 105000 (a)* 100000      
India Monazite (b) 93 (b) 45 (b) 35 (b) 22 (b) 16       (b) 491 (b) 2825 (b)* 1500
Malaysia Monazite   320   894   682   233   25   622   571   113   261   372   499
Malaysia Xenotime       0   0   0   110   208   66   97   83   66
Russia Loparite           6628   5120   6226   6712   7485   7700   8509
USA Bastnaesite (a) 0 (a) 0     0   0   0   0   3000   5500   5400 * 4100

Notes

Table notes

1: With the exception of the data for the former Soviet Union, USA and China, figures in this table refer to gross tonnage of concentrates (1992 Onwards)

1: With the exception of the data for USA and China, figures in this table refer to gross tonnage of concentrates (1993 Onwards)

1: With the exception of the data for China, figures in this table refer to gross tonnage of concentrates (2004 Onwards)

2: Rare earth minerals are believed to be produced, on a small scale, in Indonesia, Democratic P.R. of Korea and Mozambique (1992 Onwards)

2: Rare earth minerals are believed to be produced in Brazil, Kyrgystan, Russia, Indonesia, Democratic P.R. of Korea and Mozambique (1993 Onwards)

2: In addition to the countries listed, rare earth minerals are believed to be produced in Brazil, Indonesia, Democratic P.R. of Korea, Republic of Korea, Mozambique, Nigeria, the former Soviet Union and Vietnam (1995 Onwards)

2: In addition to the countries listed, rare earth minerals are believed to be produced in Brazil, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Democratic P.R. of Korea, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam (2000 Onwards)

2: In addition to the countries listed, rare earth minerals are believed to be produced in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Democratic P.R. of Korea, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia, Vietnam (2002 Onwards)

2: In addition to the countries listed, rare earth minerals are believed to be produced in Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Democratic P.R. of Korea, Republic of Korea, Kyrgyzstan, Mozambique, Nigeria, Russia and Vietnam (2004 Onwards)

Footnotes

*) Estimate

a) REO content. Assumed to be 60% of concentrates produced

b) Years ended 31 March following that stated

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