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World Lithium

World Lithium

Growth in the world lithium market will total 8.9% annually through 2019 in volume terms.  Rapid expansion in the production of lithium-ion (Li-Ion) batteries for applications such as hybrid and electric vehicles (H/EVs) will drive advances.  Increasing use of industrial energy storage systems powered by Li-Ion batteries will also fuel sales gains.  

This report segments the lithium industry by Product and Market.  Data is provided in metric tons of lithium metal content.  The scope of this report also covers lithium mine production from brines and mineral ore deposits in each major country.

Major lithium products include:
Lithium Carbonate
Lithium Hydroxide
Lithium Mineral Concentrates

Lithium carbonate is the leading product type.  The fastest growth will be for lithium hydroxide, boosted by its performance advantages and expanding use in Li-Ion battery cathodes.  

Key lithium markets are:
Batteries (primary / rechargeable)
Glass & Ceramics
Lubricating Grease
Metallurgy

The fastest growth through 2019 is forecast for the leading batteries market, propelled by rapidly expanding Li-Ion battery capacity to meet growing demand in H/EV and electronics applications.  

World regions and countries covered in the study include:
North America 
Western Europe 
Asia/Pacific 
Central & South America 
Eastern Europe 
Africa/Mideast 

The strongest advances are expected for the Asia/Pacific region, as China boosts output of goods such as batteries, glass, and lubricating greases.  The launch of Tesla’s Li-Ion “gigafactory” in the US will drive strong advances in the US market through 2019.

The global lithium industry is highly concentrated with just a few major producers controlling the world’s largest deposits of the metal.  Leading suppliers include Bikita Minerals, FMC, Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium, Qinghai Salt Lake Industry, Rockwood Lithium (Albemarle), Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group, Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile (SQM), and Talison Lithium.


  • INTRODUCTION
  • EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
    • Table WORLD LITHIUM DEMAND
  • MARKET ENVIRONMENT
    • General
    • World Economic Overview
      • Recent Historical Trends
      • World Economic Outlook
        • Table WORLD GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT BY REGION
    • World Demographic Outlook
      • Table WORLD POPULATION BY REGION
    • World Manufacturing Outlook
      • Table WORLD MANUFACTURING VALUE ADDED BY REGION
    • World Batteries Outlook
      • Table WORLD BATTERY SHIPMENTS BY TYPE & REGION
      • Primary Batteries
        • Table WORLD PRIMARY BATTERY SHIPMENTS BY REGION
      • Rechargeable Batteries
        • Table WORLD RECHARGEABLE BATTERY SHIPMENTS BY REGION
    • World Hybrid & Electric Vehicle Outlook
      • Table WORLD HYBRID & ELECTRIC VEHICLE PRODUCTION BY TYPE & REGION
    • World Flat Glass Outlook
      • Table WORLD FLAT GLASS PRODUCTION BY REGION
    • International Trade
    • Pricing Trends
      • Table CHART II-1 WORLD LITHIUM PRICING, 2004-2014
    • Environmental & Regulatory Considerations
  • MINE PRODUCTION & PROCESSING
    • General
    • Lithium Production by Resource
      • Table LITHIUM PRODUCTION BY RESOURCE
      • Brine
      • Mineral Ore
      • Other Resources
    • Identified Resources by Country
      • Table WORLD IDENTIFIED LITHIUM RESOURCES BY COUNTRY
    • Production by Country
      • Table WORLD LITHIUM PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY
      • Table CHART III-1 LITHIUM PRODUCTION BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Lithium Projects & Future Supply
      • Table SELECTED LITHIUM PROJECTS IN DEVELOPMENT, 2014
  • DEMAND OVERVIEW
    • General
    • Demand by Region
      • Table WORLD LITHIUM DEMAND BY REGION
      • Table CHART IV-1 WORLD LITHIUM DEMAND BY REGION*, 2014
    • Demand by Product
      • Table WORLD LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART IV-2 WORLD LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT*, 2014
      • Lithium Carbonate
        • Table WORLD LITHIUM CARBONATE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Lithium Hydroxide
        • Table WORLD LITHIUM HYDROXIDE DEMAND BY REGION
      • Mineral Concentrates
        • Table WORLD LITHIUM MINERAL CONCENTRATES DEMAND BY REGION
      • Other Lithium Products
        • Table WORLD DEMAND FOR OTHER LITHIUM PRODUCTS BY TYPE & REGION
    • Demand by Market
      • Table WORLD LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Table CHART IV-3 WORLD LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET, 2014
    • Batteries
      • Table WORLD BATTERY MARKET FOR LITHIUM BY APPLICATION & REGION
      • Primary Batteries
        • Table WORLD PRIMARY BATTERY MARKET FOR LITHIUM BY REGION
      • Rechargeable Batteries
        • Table WORLD RECHARGEABLE BATTERY MARKET FOR LITHIUM BY APPLICATION & REGION
    • Glass & Ceramics
      • Table WORLD GLASS & CERAMICS MARKET FOR LITHIUM BY APPLICATION & REGION
    • Lubricating Grease
      • Table WORLD LUBRICATING GREASE MARKET FOR LITHIUM BY REGION
    • Metallurgy
      • Table WORLD METALLURGY MARKET FOR LITHIUM BY APPLICATION & REGION
    • Other Markets
      • Table OTHER WORLD MARKETS FOR LITHIUM BY APPLICATION & REGION
  • NORTH AMERICA
    • North America: Economic Overview
    • North America: Lithium Supply & Demand
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART V-1 NORTH AMERICA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • North America: Lithium Markets
      • Table NORTH AMERICA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United States
      • United States: Economic Overview
      • United States: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED STATES: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United States: Lithium Markets
        • Table UNITED STATES: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Canada
      • Canada: Economic Overview
      • Canada: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table CANADA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Canada: Lithium Markets
        • Table CANADA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Mexico
      • Mexico: Economic Overview
      • Mexico: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table MEXICO: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Mexico: Lithium Markets
        • Table MEXICO: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
  • WESTERN EUROPE
    • Western Europe: Economic Overview
    • Western Europe: Lithium Supply & Demand
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VI-1 WESTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Western Europe: Lithium Markets
      • Table WESTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Germany
      • Germany: Economic Overview
      • Germany: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table GERMANY: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Germany: Lithium Markets
        • Table GERMANY: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • France
      • France: Economic Overview
      • France: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table FRANCE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • France: Lithium Markets
        • Table FRANCE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Italy
      • Italy: Economic Overview
      • Italy: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table ITALY: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Italy: Lithium Markets
        • Table ITALY: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • United Kingdom
      • United Kingdom: Economic Overview
      • United Kingdom: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • United Kingdom: Lithium Markets
        • Table UNITED KINGDOM: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Spain
      • Spain: Economic Overview
      • Spain: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table SPAIN: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Spain: Lithium Markets
        • Table SPAIN: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Western Europe
      • Other Western Europe: Economic Overview
      • Other Western Europe: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Western Europe: Lithium Markets
        • Table OTHER WESTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
  • ASIA/PACIFIC
    • Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
    • Asia/Pacific: Lithium Supply & Demand
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Table CHART VII-1 ASIA/PACIFIC: LITHIUM DEMAND BY COUNTRY, 2014
    • Asia/Pacific: Lithium Markets
      • Table ASIA/PACIFIC: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • China
      • China: Economic Overview
      • China: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table CHINA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • China: Lithium Markets
        • Table CHINA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Japan
      • Japan: Economic Overview
      • Japan: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table JAPAN: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Japan: Lithium Markets
        • Table JAPAN: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • South Korea
      • South Korea: Economic Overview
      • South Korea: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • South Korea: Lithium Markets
        • Table SOUTH KOREA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • India
      • India: Economic Overview
      • India: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table INDIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • India: Lithium Markets
        • Table INDIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Taiwan
      • Taiwan: Economic Overview
      • Taiwan: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table TAIWAN: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Taiwan: Lithium Markets
        • Table TAIWAN: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Indonesia
      • Indonesia: Economic Overview
      • Indonesia: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table INDONESIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Indonesia: Lithium Markets
        • Table INDONESIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Australia
      • Australia: Economic Overview
      • Australia: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table AUSTRALIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Australia: Lithium Markets
        • Table AUSTRALIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Other Asia/Pacific
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Economic Overview
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Other Asia/Pacific: Lithium Markets
        • Table OTHER ASIA/PACIFIC: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
  • OTHER REGIONS
    • Central & South America
      • Central & South America: Economic Overview
      • Central & South America: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Central & South America: Lithium Markets
        • Table CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Brazil
        • Table BRAZIL: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table BRAZIL: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Central & South America
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER CENTRAL & SOUTH AMERICA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Eastern Europe
      • Eastern Europe: Economic Overview
      • Eastern Europe: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Eastern Europe: Lithium Markets
        • Table EASTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Russia
        • Table RUSSIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table RUSSIA: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Poland
        • Table POLAND: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table POLAND: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Eastern Europe
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER EASTERN EUROPE: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
    • Africa/Mideast
      • Africa/Mideast: Economic Overview
      • Africa/Mideast: Lithium Supply & Demand
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
      • Africa/Mideast: Lithium Markets
        • Table AFRICA/MIDEAST: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Turkey
        • Table TURKEY: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table TURKEY: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
      • Other Africa/Mideast
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: LITHIUM DEMAND BY PRODUCT
        • Table OTHER AFRICA/MIDEAST: LITHIUM DEMAND BY MARKET
  • INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
    • General
    • Market Composition
      • Table PRIMARY LITHIUM PRODUCTION BY COMPANY, 2014*
    • Market Share
      • Table CHART IX-1 WORLD PRIMARY LITHIUM MARKET SHARE BY VOLUME, 2014
    • Marketing & Distribution
    • Acquisitions & Divestitures
      • Table SELECTED ACQUISITIONS & DIVESTITURES
    • Cooperative Agreements
      • Table SELECTED COOPERATIVE AGREEMENTS
    • Company Profiles
      • Albemarle Corporation
      • Axiom Chemicals Private Limited
      • Bacanora Minerals Limited
      • BASF SE
      • Chengdu Tianqi Group Company Limited
      • CITIC Group Corporation
      • Critical Elements Corporation
      • FMC Corporation
      • Galaxy Resources Limited
      • International Lithium Corporation
      • Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Company Limited
      • Johnson Matthey plc
      • JSC TVEL Fuel Company
      • Leverton Clarke Limited
      • Lithium Australia NL
      • Mahidhara Chemicals Private Limited
      • Nemaska Lithium Incorporated
      • Neogen Chemicals Limited
      • Neometals Limited
      • Nippon Denko Company Limited
      • Nordic Mining ASA
      • Orocobre Limited
      • Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Company Limited
      • RB Energy Incorporated
      • Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Company Limited
      • Simbol Incorporated
      • Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA
      • Stella Chemifa Corporation
      • Tibet Mineral Development Company Limited
      • Toda Kogyo Corporation
      • Umicore SA/NV
      • Western Lithium USA Corporation
    • Other Companies Mentioned in Study

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