GlobalData: Global lithium production to triple over the next four years
Green Car Congress
AUGUST 20, 2018
per annum, global output is expected to triple between 2018 and 2022 to reach 154kt (metal content), as 86kt of new metal capacity comes on stream to meet the increasing demand for the metal for use in batteries in electric vehicles and smartphones. Among the largest global producers are SQM—market leader with a 25% share of global production—followed by Talison with 24%, Albemarle with 17% and FMC with 9%.