Selected raw materials: world use and rare earth elements, germanium and tantalum

Figure Created 17 Dec 2010 Published 17 Dec 2010 Last modified 01 Sep 2016, 01:58 PM
For the graph: 2006 and projected 2030 world use of neodymium, germanium and tantalum. The technologies responsible for the growth in use of these materials by 2030 are indicated in red. For the map: The bars show estimated reserves of rare earth elements, germanium and tantalum.

European data


Additional information

The map and graph covers the world.

For the map: rare earth elements are a collection of 17 chemical elements including neodymium. Please note variations in the vertical scale.

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