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With Myanmar back in the headlines this week, this geo-graphic shows Myanmar's growing importance in rare earth minerals mining. Myanmar (shown in lavender on this chart) is the world's third biggest producer of rare earth minerals, behind China and the U.S. (Rare earth minerals have become essential to the production of everything from electric car batteries and smartphones to flat-screen displays and wind turbine generators.) www.statista.com/chart/18278/global-rare-earth-production
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