Lithium in figures

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This lightweight metal, along with elements such as cobalt, nickel, and copper, is one of the most important raw materials for the energy transformation. Here’s an overview of its economic significance

publication date14TH SEPTEMBER 2022


Indispensable for energy storage
Use of lithium in 2015, in percent
The largest suppliers
Lithium extraction in 2021* in metric tons
Scarce and expensive
Price of a ton of lithium carbonate in Chinese yuan
The demand is growing
Increase in demand for selected metals to be used in technologies for the utilization of renewable energies in Europe in 2050 compared to 2020*, in percent
Sources: U.S. Geological Survey, German Mineral Resources Agency, KU Leuven, Trading Economics


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