Rare Earths and Metals

In many industrial sectors, the demand for rare earths and metals is increasing. Japan is one of the biggest importers of such materials, and has been heavily depending on imports from China.

About Metal

Traditionally, Japan has had a large metal processing industry for a long time. Domestic demand of some materials, including rare earths, has been steadily increasing recently with the booming electric vehicle and renewable energy industries.

Steel and Aluminium

Japan is one of the biggest global producers of steel, with export destinations all over the world. Paradoxically, at the same time the country has to import all of its resources needed for production.

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