Lithium becomes sought after


Fortunately, lithium carbonate seems to be fairly widely distributed across the world.

The countries with the biggest annual output of lithium carbonate, measured in metric tons, are:

Australia 76,104

Chile. 63,864

Argentina. 30,335

China 10,644

Zimbabwe 4,790

U.S.A. 4,630

Brazil 1,064

Portugal. 1,064

Those countries with the biggest deposits of lithium in millions of metric tons are:

Argentina 9

Bolivia 9

Chile 7.5

China 7

USA 6.9

Australia 2

Canada 2

Congo 1

Russia 1

Serbia. 1

The known world total is 47.

The price has been gradually rising:

 



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