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Price development for rare earths and technology metals

Strategic Metals Suitable for a Purchase as Tangible Investment Asset

Strategic Metals Suitable for a Purchase as Tangible Investment Asset


Dysprosium Price

Chart: Dysprosium price development*

Dysprosium is highly magnetic, and therefore an important part of permanent magnets that still function reliably even at high temperatures. In nuclear reactors, it is used as a shielding agent and is part of energy-saving lamps. Dysprosium is also used for laser materials, halogen lamps and glass.


Gallium Price

Chart: Gallium price development*

Gallium plays a role in many applications. These include, for example, computer chips, electrical engineering, photovoltaics as well as LED and AMOLED. LED and AMOLED lamps are on the rise, the expansion of solar systems is growing steadily globally and high-tech devices such as smartphones and tablets are in constant demand.


Germanium Price

Chart: Germanium price development*

As an elementary component of fiber optics, Germanium is highly relevant for the expansion of mobile telecommunications. Thus, the 5G expansion is not feasible without germanium. Germanium is also used for glasses with infrared permeability. In night vision devices and thermal imaging cameras, it is therefore indispensable.


Hafnium Price

Chart: Hafnium price development*

About half of the world’s hafnium production is used for superalloys in aircraft turbines. It allows steels an enormous temperature resistance. Hafnium is also used as a material for control rods in nuclear reactors and it plays a role in laser technology. It is also part of high-performance computer chips.


Indium Price

Chart: Indium price development*

Indium is used in all touch screens, so it accompanies our daily life. Even normal screens require small amounts of indium for a perfect image. Indium is also used in so-called thin-film solar cells, which increasingly compete with classic silicon solar cells. Indium is also used in nanotechnology.


Neodymium Price

Chart: Neodymium price development*

Neodymium significantly improves the performance of magnets. This is why neodymium magnets can be found wherever high performance is needed in a small space: in wind turbines, in elevators (e.g. in the One World Trade Center), in headphones or electric motors. Wind turbines account for the largest consumption – they require several hundred kilograms of neodymiam per piece.


Praseodymium Price

Chart: Praseodymium price development*

The main purpose of Praseodymium is beeing part of high-performance magnets. However, it has a number of other applications: Praseodymium, in combination with magnesium, is used to produce high-strength metals for the construction of aircraft engines. Praseodymium is also used for UV eye safety goggles such as welder goggles.


Rhenium Price

Chart: Rhenium price development*

As an alloying component, Rhenium provides powerful engines of aircraft and rockets. It is also used as a catalyst in the oil refinery. Because of its high melting point, it is also found to a lesser extent in thermocouples and incandescent wires.


Tellurium Price

Chart: Tellur price development*

Tellurium is used in many industries. As an alloying component, it makes metals more corrosion-resistant. It is used as cadmium telluride in thin-film solar cells. Tellurium is also required for the sheathing of deep-sea cables and for fiber optics. Tellurium is also necessary for the vulcanization of rubber.


Terbium Price

Chart: Terbium price development*

The most forward-looking use of Terbium takes place in high-temperature fuel cells: here it acts as a stabilizer. It is also found in computer chips and as oxide in fluorescent tubes. But it also has magnetic “talents”: as an alloy component in neodymium-iron-boron magnets, it increases their performance even further.

* The final price of a metal depends on many factors, such as batch size or purity. All charts therefore indicate the price development in relative size.

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