China may stockpile more medium-to- heavy rare earths this year as the nation prepares to contest a World Trade Organization ruling against its export controls, said Peng Bo, an analyst at Huachuang Securities Co.
The World Trade Organization backed the U.S. in a dispute with China, agreeing that limits on exports of rare-earth elements used in hybrid-car batteries and wind turbines violate trade rules. A Chinese industry group said it regrets the ruling against China.
Following is a summary of China’s rare earth exports by volume and value in February as published by the General Administration of Customs on its website. See a CHART showing the volume (Red), value (Green) and price/vol (yellow) of China’s rare earth exports.