Global Refined Lithium Production 2010-2022

January 8, 2024

Global lithium production remained relatively flat from 2010 to 2016 averaging about 35,000 tonnes. Production has since more than tripled to 130,000 tonnes in 2022.

Lithium Price

January 8, 2024

Lithium prices were relatively stable from 2010-2015 ranging between $5,000 and $7000 USD per tonne. There was a notable increase starting in 2016 and reached $15,000 in 2017.

Lithium For BEV Batteries

January 8, 2024

Lithium used in BEV cars has grown from essentially nothing in 2010 to 11,000 tonnes in 2020 however, the growth is expected to accelerate through to 2030 increasing to about 175,000 tonnes.

Global Lithium Ore Production and Forecast

January 31, 2024

The chart illustrates the trends in global lithium ore supply from 2010 to 2030, highlighting the dominant producers and the growing demand for lithium. Australia, Chile, and China have emerged as the leading producers, with Australia consistently holding the largest share of the world supply. Chile relies on brine extraction, while Australia and China utilize spodumene and a combination of brine and spodumene mining, respectively.

Global Lithium Refined Production and Forecast

January 31, 2024

The table represents the global supply and demand of lithium in metric tons from 2010 to 2030. It shows the supply figures for various countries including Australia, Chile, China, Argentina, Brazil, and others, as well as the overall demand.

Global Lithium Reserves

January 8, 2024

Total global resources of Lithium are estimated to be about 98 million tonnes. Of this total resource, only about a quarter (26 million tonnes) are proven reserves.