Almost overnight, the Baotou Rare Earth Enterprises quiet down.
Reporters recently learned that the Baotou Rare Earth Industry (International) end of the forum the next day (August 13), some of the rare earth manufacturers are required to stop production. Rare-Earth (600111, SH), and even held a special meeting called for a subsidiary of shutdown.
Discontinued of a variety of reasons, and some say it is mandatory plan indicators issued by the Ministry of Industry and exhausted, there are the rare earth market is weak because the current. In fact, in October last year, Baotou Steel Rare Earth had announced the shutdown of month, then rare-earth price slump. Recently, rare earth prices once again into the low levels, Jiangxi, Inner Mongolia, Guangdong and other places there have been a phenomenon of enterprises have ceased production.
Baotou Steel Rare Earth authorities told reporters that the enterprises have ceased production of the reason is not mandatory plan targets run out so simple. Discontinued last month's statement, the person did not deny it.
Baotou Steel Rare Earth to temporarily suspend production
"Rare-Earth near the rare earth plant all the cut, we are 21:00 last Saturday limit cut-off within half an hour." The Baotou local business people to the "Daily Economic News" reporter revealed, at present, the local peripheral small factory in the ravine There has also been stopped.
August 13, the end of the second day of the Baotou Rare Earth Industry (International) Forum header of some rare earth manufacturers require emergency cut-off.
Yesterday (August 16), discontinued the news is spreading further, and has been further confirmation of the Rare-Earth. It is understood that the Rare-Earth and even held a special meeting called for a subsidiary of shutdown.
"The entire department of the enterprise was discontinued, including tailings dams around the enterprise, that is to achieve the mandatory plan targets enterprise of the Ministry of all the cut." A local insider told reporters.
In October last year, Baotou Steel Rare Earth had announced cut for one month, then rare-earth price slump. At present, the rare earth market demand at home and abroad to reproduce the weak, the cut-off with?
Rare-Earth pundit told reporters that the enterprises have ceased production of the matter is very complex, not a mandatory plan targets run out so simple. Discontinued last month's statement, the person did not deny it.
It is worth mentioning is that informal enterprises wholly discontinued, and will allow many local private mining enterprises of the main heart timid.
It is reported that, in the header and the entire Inner Mongolia, the existence of rare earth indiscriminate digging of private, black-market transactions, resulting in a large number of private mine run rampant in the market. These local business people said rare earth prices soared last year, free out of the private mine at least 70,000 tons of oxides, far exceeding the national mandatory plan indicators.
Against private mine intensified
In the insider view, Rare-Earth and its subsidiaries discontinued, the survival of the policy beyond the private space of mine became very narrow.
Baotou Steel Rare Earth general manager Zhang earlier told reporters that the Rare-Earth is not only the environmental pressures facing the impact of foreign private mining. "The impact of illegal exploitation and production of our legal (corporate) is very large, we strongly appeal to them (illegal enterprise) crushed."
Baotou Rare Earth Industry (International) Forum recently held, the Ministry of Industry Vice Minister Su Bo said that since last year, the Ministry of Land Department, Ministry of the Environment, the General Administration of Customs to carry out the rare earth production, environmental protection, smuggling special rectification activities to find out illegal mining from more than 600, seized more than 10 cases of smuggling of rare earth, rare earth industry, long-standing Luancailuanwa, unplanned, above-plan production, environmental pollution, destruction of the ecological phenomenon of the crime of smuggling under preliminary control ".
Just a few days ago, Inner Mongolia has just dealt with a number of private mine. "Pull over at least are concentrates, now pull the private mine, above a layer of coal, the bottom is the rare earth." The business people said.
The reporter interviewed to understand the source of many private mine is no longer the original stone (including rare earth). Extracted from the tailings mud has become the main source of the private mine. Little space because of the rare earth market could not maintain the high profit, engage in ore running header of local business executives to disclose to the "Daily Economic News" reporter .
"It simply can not get the goods, the whole of Inner Mongolia on this card is very strict." The business people said the private mine less than last year, is no longer occupy the mainstream of the market.
Zhang also confirmed to reporters, Inner Mongolia, the policy is more stringent, some manufacturers have been transferred elsewhere.
Price change exist differences
In fact, in the header even domestic, who separated from the outside of the rare earth "regular" small businesses, small workshops, it is precisely the regulatory vacuum, not only on the environment caused by pollution and destruction, but also disrupt the price of rare earth.
Soupault data provided by the end of 2011, the price of domestic rare earth lanthanum, cerium, cobalt and other light rare earth elements and related products, compared with the beginning of the year average increase of more than three times; the price of chrome, enamel and other heavy rare earth elements compared with the beginning of the year an average of about five times higher. European debt crisis, the market demand, product market prices to fall this year, but this year the main market prices are still about twice as high as last year.
The above business people, and now rare earth prices the key to the control of the private mine, the price now, a look at the quote from which side, the other is the offer after the transaction. He estimates to the Shenzhen cover polishing powder prices, for example, per ton sold for 15 million more normal, if you take the private mine, with tickets t price of less than 75,000 yuan, but the cost of 90,000 yuan; and if on the market prices of raw materials (Baotou Steel Rare Earth International Trade Company), 9 million t price of raw materials, count the processing aspects of the various fees and vendor fees, the cost is about $ 120,000.
"With the substantial reduction of the private mine, the supply of rare earth will also be greatly reduced, the next step the rare-earth price will definitely rise." The person said, the rare-earth prices have not go up, but low-priced products have been reluctant to sell the.
However, for the rare-earth price trend of the next step, there are different voices. During the above-mentioned forum, Rare Earth Association Deputy Secretary-General Chen Zhanheng said in an interview with the media, the demand side, the current global economy failed to see significant improvement in the second half of the U.S. rare earth production faster growth, the domestic rare earth prices may continue to decline.