Rare earth mining - global distribution by country 2018

This statistic depicts the distribution of rare earth production worldwide by country as of 2018. At that time, China produced a 70.59 percent share of the total global rare earth mine production, making it by far the world's largest rare earth producer.

Distribution of rare earths production worldwide as of 2018, by country*

Share of global production
China70.59%
Australia11.76%
United States8.82%
Burma2.94%
Russia1.53%
India1.06%
Thailand0.59%
Burundi0.59%
Brazil0.59%
Vietnam0.24%
Malaysia0.12%
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Source

Release date

March 2019

Region

Worldwide

Survey time period

2018

Supplementary notes

* Calculated based on the (rounded) mine production figures in metric tons of rare-earth oxide (REO) equivalent content.

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