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  • Neodymium-Praseodymium (NdPr) are two critical rare earth elements integral to the manufacture of rare earth permanent magnets.
     

  • Rare earth permanent magnets are used in electric vehicles, wind turbines and advanced weapon systems.
     

  • China dominates production of rare earths and rare earth magnets accounting for 80% of global production. 

  • Each Electric Vehicle (EV) requires approximately 1kg to 2kg of NdPr which is used in rare earth magnets forming part of an EVs electric motors.
     

  • EVs expected to grow from 3m to 125m by 2030.
     

  • China is already a gross importer of rare earths and is soon to become a net importer of rare earths as structural supply-side and demand-side change occurs. 
     

  • NdPr oxide currently trades at circa US$50kg with market analysts predicting oxide prices to hit between US$60kg and US$150kg after 2020 - Cummins Range is high in NdPr with 22% NdPr enrichment.

 
  • Rare Earth Market Dominated by China – Strategic weakness for the United States of America.

    Only meaningful supplier outside of China is Lynas Resources Limited (ASX: LYC) – subject of recent unsuccessful takeover by Wesfarmers Limited (ASX:WES), the other Australian carbonatite.

     

  • Demand for LREE Neodymium and Praseodymium being driven by growth in EV production and renewable energy.
     

  • End-user preferred future supply to come from hard rock western world “sustainable” deposits like Cummins Range.
     

  • Price for NdPr expected to increase.
     

  • Significant structural change underway as China transitions to a net importer of rare earths.

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