Breaking Down China’s Rare Earth Exports

This interactive uses Chinese customs data to track China’s exports of rare earth elements. The total amount of each element exported is shown below its name, along with some of the element's uses. Colored squares indicate the percentage of a given rare earth that was exported to each country. The top five destination countries are shown for each year. Hover over squares for additional details.

  • 1% of amount exported
  • Less than 1%
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