PRNewswire/ — The report “Rare Earth Metals Market by Type (Lanthanum, Cerium, Neodymium, Praseodymium, Samarium, Europium, & Others), and Application (Magnets, Metals Alloys, Polishing, Additives, Catalysts, Phosphors, & Others) – Global Trends & Forecast to 2018”, defines and segments the global rare earth metal market with analysis and forecasting of the global volume and revenue. The rare earth metals market demand will grow at a CAGR of 9% from 2013 to 2018 and reach 192,000 tons.
Rare earth minerals are widely used in tablets, devices and cell phones.
As reported before, while Americans are well educated on the benefits of recycling bottles, cans and paper, the same can’t be said of electronic devices. The proliferation of new cell phones and tablets has led to a growing glut of “e-waste” piling up in people’s homes, as well as a lack of understanding about what to do with broken, unwanted or outdated devices.
According to a survey released by ecoATM, (www.ecoatm.com), the nationwide network of automated electronics recycling kiosks, 57 percent of American device owners have idle cell phones in their homes, yet only 22 percent state they have previously recycled cell phones they no longer use.
“Electronic waste is the fastest growing segment of our waste stream, and it’s a problem that’s only getting worse as more and more new phones and tablets are coming to market each year,” said Mark Bowles, founder and Chief Marketing Officer of ecoATM. “Consumers are looking for easy and convenient ways to recycle or sell their unwanted devices, and we must continue to shift behavior when it comes to the responsible disposal of electronics that are no longer being used.”
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The Rare Earth Metals Market is driven by factors such as high demand in the current and emerging applications, increasing demand of clean energy, and initiatives taken by governments and associations. The rising demand for clean technology is also a driving factor for the rare earth metals market. The overdependence on conventional forms of energy has led to increased demands for alternative sources of energy. This is likely to help grow the rare earth metals market as these form key components for relevant green applications. The factors affecting the growth of this market are the fluctuating costs of the rare earth materials and dominance of China in the rare earth metals market.
Cerium oxide is used in almost all of the applications in significant quantities. Hence, it holds the largest market share among the rare earth metals with almost 40% of the total demand in 2013. After cerium oxide, lanthanum oxide captured a maximum share of around 23.8% in 2013. Lanthanum oxide is widely used in almost all industries such as green technology, automotive, and general industries such as electronics, constructions, and others.
The report forecasts volume and revenue of the global rare earth metals market with respect to main regions such as North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World. Major countries such as China, the U.S., Canada, Brazil, and others were analyzed.
The report segments the global rare earth metals market by type, application, and geography. It also focuses on market share analysis and market metrics such as drivers, restraints, and opportunities. Top and local players in the global rare earth metals market have been identified and profiled.
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