Gallium and germanium are important raw materials to produce microchips and solar panels. Starting in August, China will make the export of both technology metals subject to approval.
The price slide that the markets have experienced in recent months appears to have come to an end. New signs indicate that the market is stabilizing and a possible price recovery is imminent.
The market for rare earths has been on the move since the beginning of the year. Raw materials experts from TRADIUM explain the global supply situation and puts the current situation in context.
The price of hafnium, which is used in aircraft turbines, for example, has risen sharply in recent months. In an interview, raw materials experts from TRADIUM explain the background.