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[Graphic News] China world’s No. 1 rare earth producer 

By Nam Kyung-don
  • Published : Aug 26, 2019 - 18:00
  • Updated : Aug 26, 2019 - 18:00





Vital for smartphone screens, electric vehicle batteries and wind turbines alike, rare earths are highly sought after.

These metals and elements have become indispensable for many advanced industries.

About 35 percent of the world’s rare earth reserves are in China, which produced 120,000 metric tons, or 70 percent, of the global supply in 2018. (AFP)