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However, the impact was not long-lasting and varied among industries and products. 6). Between January 2011 and mid-2011, the prices of heavy rare earth used for red color triphosphor powder increased by more than 1000 percent. 6). Due to the higher raw material costs, the manufacturers had to raise the prices of semi-finished applications. Average prices for phosphors increased by leaps and bounds. The price changes for phosphors between March and June 2011 closely followed the prices for the raw materials inputs.