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World Lithium Market, Freedonia

  • September 2015
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World demand to rise 8.8% annually through 2019

Worldwide demand for lithium metal is projected to grow 8.8 percent annually through 2019 to 50,500 metric tons.
Torrid advances in the rechargeable battery market will underpin increases, driven by rapidly expanding use of Li-Ion batteries in hybrid and electric vehicles, energy storage systems, and high-drain portable electronics. Heightened production of primary lithium batteries will also contribute to overall market gains, as improving incomes in emerging economies stimulate purchases of better performing batteries. Other major markets for lithium -- including glass and ceramics, lubricating grease, and metallurgy -- are forecast to post relatively moderate annual gains through 2019. The lubricating grease segment will boast the best performance of these markets, spurred by the production of lithium-based greases for use in industrial and transportation equipment.

Demand for lithium will also increase at a strong pace in the smaller aluminum alloy market, where lithium is utilized to reduce weight and improve the strength of alloys.

Dominant China market to post fastest annual growth

China dominates the world lithium market, accounting for over one-third of global demand in 2014. The country’s massive output of goods manufactured with lithium -- including batteries, glass, grease, air conditioning equipment, and synthetic rubber -- stimulates intensive lithium consumption. China is expected to register the strongest yearly increases in lithium demand of any major market.

through 2019, boosted by nearly three-fold expansion in the local rechargeable battery segment. Other major suppliers of Li-Ion batteries, including South Korea and Japan, are also projected to register robust increases in lithium demand through 2019. Strong market gains in India will be driven by ongoing expansion in the country’s manufacturing sector, including in the ceramics, glass, machinery, and metal casting industries.

Table Of Contents

World Lithium Market, Freedonia
INTRODUCTION xi
I. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1
II. MARKET ENVIRONMENT 4
General 4
World Economic Overview 5
Recent Historical Trends 5
World Economic Outlook 6
World Demographic Outlook 9
World Manufacturing Outlook 11
World Batteries Outlook 14
Primary Batteries 16
Rechargeable Batteries 17
World Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Outlook 19
World Flat Glass Outlook 21
International Trade 23
Pricing Trends 24
Environmental and Regulatory Considerations 26
III. MINE PRODUCTION and PROCESSING 28
General 28
Lithium Production by Resource 29
Brine 30
Mineral Ore 31
Other Resources 32
Identified Resources by Country 33
Production by Country 35
Lithium Projects and Future Supply 38
IV. DEMAND OVERVIEW 40
General 40
Demand by Region 42
Demand by Product 45
Lithium Carbonate 47
Lithium Hydroxide 48
Mineral Concentrates 50
Other Lithium Products 51
Demand by Market 53
Batteries 55
Primary Batteries 57
Rechargeable Batteries 58
Glass and Ceramics 61
Lubricating Grease 63
Metallurgy 65
Other Markets 68
V. NORTH AMERICA 71
Economic Overview 71
Lithium Supply and Demand 72
Lithium Markets 75
United States 77
Canada 83
Mexico 89
VI. WESTERN EUROPE 95
Economic Overview 95
Lithium Supply and Demand 96
Lithium Markets 99
Germany 101
France 105
Italy 112
United Kingdom 117
Spain 122
Other Western Europe 127
VII. ASIA/PACIFIC 134
Economic Overview 134
Lithium Supply and Demand 135
Lithium Markets 138
China 140
Japan 147
South Korea 153
India 158
Taiwan 163
Indonesia 168
Australia 173
Other Asia/Pacific 178
VIII. OTHER REGIONS 184
Central and South America 184
Economic Overview 184
Lithium Supply and Demand 185
Lithium Markets 187
Brazil 189
Other Central and South America 195
Eastern Europe 201
Economic Overview 201
Lithium Supply and Demand 203
Lithium Markets 204
Russia 206
Poland 211
Other Eastern Europe 215
Africa/Mideast 220
Economic Overview 220
Lithium Supply and Demand 222
Lithium Markets 223
Turkey 225
Other Africa/Mideast 229
IX. INDUSTRY STRUCTURE 235
General 235
Market Composition 236
Market Share 240
Marketing and Distribution 245
Acquisitions and Divestitures 246
Cooperative Agreements 249
Company Profiles 252

Albemarle Corporation 253
Axiom Chemicals Private Limited 257
Bacanora Minerals Limited 258
Baiyin Zhabuye Lithium Industry, see Tibet Mineral
Development
BASF SE 260
Chengdu Tianqi Group Company Limited 262
CITIC Group Corporation 266
Critical Elements Corporation 268
FMC Corporation 269
Galaxy Resources Limited 272
International Lithium Corporation 273
Jiangxi Ganfeng Lithium Company Limited 274
Johnson Matthey plc 277
JSC TVEL Fuel Company 279
Keliber, see Nordic Mining
Leverton Clarke Limited 280
Lithium Americas, see Western Lithium USA
Lithium Australia NL 281
Mahidhara Chemicals Private Limited 283
Nemaska Lithium Incorporated 284
Neogen Chemicals Limited 286
Neometals Limited 287
Nippon Denko Company Limited 288
Nordic Mining ASA 289
Novosibirsk Chemical Concentrates Plant PJSC, see JSC
TVEL Fuel
Orocobre Limited 290
Qinghai Salt Lake Industry Company Limited 292
RB Energy Incorporated 293
Reed Industrial Minerals Proprietary, see Neometals
Rockwood Lithium, see Albemarle
Sales de Jujuy, see Orocobre
Sichuan Tianqi Lithium Industries, see Chengdu Tianqi
Group
Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group Company Limited 294
Simbol Incorporated 295
Sociedad Quimica y Minera de Chile SA 296
State Lithium, see Sichuan Yahua Industrial Group
Stella Chemifa Corporation 299
Talison Lithium Proprietary, see Albemarle and Chengdu
Tianqi Industry Group
Tibet Mineral Development Company Limited 300
Tibet Zabuye High-Tech Lithium Industry, see Tibet
Mineral Development
Toda Kogyo Corporation 302
Umicore SA/NV 303
Western Lithium USA Corporation 304
Other Companies Mentioned in Study 306

LIST OF TABLES

SECTION I -- EXECUTIVE SUMMARY
Summary Table 3
SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Gross Domestic Product by Region 9
2 World Population by Region 11
3 World Manufacturing Value Added by Region 14
4 World Battery Shipments by Type and Region 15
5 World Primary Battery Shipments by Region 17
6 World Rechargeable Battery Shipments by Region 19
7 World Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Production by Type
and Region 21
8 World Flat Glass Production by Region 23
SECTION III -- MINE PRODUCTION and PROCESSING
1 Lithium Production by Resource 30
2 World Identified Lithium Resources by Country 35
3 World Lithium Production by Country 37
4 Selected Lithium Projects in Development, 2014 39
SECTION IV -- DEMAND OVERVIEW
1 World Lithium Demand by Region 44
2 World Lithium Demand by Product 46
3 World Lithium Carbonate Demand by Region 48
4 World Lithium Hydroxide Demand by Region 49
5 World Lithium Mineral Concentrates Demand by Region 51
6 World Demand for Other Lithium Products by Type and Region 53
7 World Lithium Demand by Market 54
8 World Battery Market for Lithium by Application and Region 56
9 World Primary Battery Market for Lithium by Region 58
10 World Rechargeable Battery Market for Lithium by
Application and Region 60
11 World Glass and Ceramics Market for Lithium by Application
and Region 63
12 World Lubricating Grease Market for Lithium by Region 65
13 World Metallurgy Market for Lithium by Application
and Region 68
14 Other World Markets for Lithium by Application and Region 70
SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Lithium Demand by Product 74
2 North America: Lithium Demand by Market 76
3 United States: Lithium Demand by Product 80
4 United States: Lithium Demand by Market 83
5 Canada: Lithium Demand by Product 87
6 Canada: Lithium Demand by Market 89
7 Mexico: Lithium Demand by Product 92
8 Mexico: Lithium Demand by Market 94
SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Lithium Demand by Product 98
2 Western Europe: Lithium Demand by Market 100
3 Germany: Lithium Demand by Product 103
4 Germany: Lithium Demand by Market 105
5 France: Lithium Demand by Product 109
6 France: Lithium Demand by Market 111
7 Italy: Lithium Demand by Product 115
8 Italy: Lithium Demand by Market 117
9 United Kingdom: Lithium Demand by Product 120
10 United Kingdom: Lithium Demand by Market 122
11 Spain: Lithium Demand by Product 125
12 Spain: Lithium Demand by Market 127
13 Other Western Europe: Lithium Demand by Product 131
14 Other Western Europe: Lithium Demand by Market 133
SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Lithium Demand by Product 137
2 Asia/Pacific: Lithium Demand by Market 139
3 China: Lithium Demand by Product 144
4 China: Lithium Demand by Market 146
5 Japan: Lithium Demand by Product 150
6 Japan: Lithium Demand by Market 152
7 South Korea: Lithium Demand by Product 156
8 South Korea: Lithium Demand by Market 158
9 India: Lithium Demand by Product 161
10 India: Lithium Demand by Market 163
11 Taiwan: Lithium Demand by Product 166
12 Taiwan: Lithium Demand by Market 168
13 Indonesia: Lithium Demand by Product 171
14 Indonesia: Lithium Demand by Market 173
15 Australia: Lithium Demand by Product 176
16 Australia: Lithium Demand by Market 178
17 Other Asia/Pacific: Lithium Demand by Product 181
18 Other Asia/Pacific: Lithium Demand by Market 183
SECTION VIII -- OTHER REGIONS
1 Central and South America: Lithium Demand by Product 187
2 Central and South America: Lithium Demand by Market 189
3 Brazil: Lithium Demand by Product 193
4 Brazil: Lithium Demand by Market 195
5 Other Central and South America: Lithium Demand by Product 199
6 Other Central and South America: Lithium Demand by Market 201
7 Eastern Europe: Lithium Demand by Product 204
8 Eastern Europe: Lithium Demand by Market 205
9 Russia: Lithium Demand by Product 209
10 Russia: Lithium Demand by Market 210
11 Poland: Lithium Demand by Product 213
12 Poland: Lithium Demand by Market 215
13 Other Eastern Europe: Lithium Demand by Product 218
14 Other Eastern Europe: Lithium Demand by Market 220
15 Africa/Mideast: Lithium Demand by Product 223
16 Africa/Mideast: Lithium Demand by Market 224
17 Turkey: Lithium Demand by Product 227
18 Turkey: Lithium Demand by Market 229
19 Other Africa/Mideast: Lithium Demand by Product 232
20 Other Africa/Mideast: Lithium Demand by Market 234
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 Primary Lithium Production by Company, 2014 239
2 Selected Acquisitions and Divestitures 248
3 Selected Cooperative Agreements 250

LIST OF CHARTS

SECTION II -- MARKET ENVIRONMENT
1 World Lithium Pricing, 2004-2014 26
SECTION III -- MINE PRODUCTION and PROCESSING
1 Lithium Production by Country, 2014 37
SECTION IV -- DEMAND OVERVIEW
1 World Lithium Demand by Region, 2014 45
2 World Lithium Demand by Product, 2014 46
3 World Lithium Demand by Market, 2014 55
SECTION V -- NORTH AMERICA
1 North America: Lithium Demand by Country, 2014 75
SECTION VI -- WESTERN EUROPE
1 Western Europe: Lithium Demand by Country, 2014 99
SECTION VII -- ASIA/PACIFIC
1 Asia/Pacific: Lithium Demand by Country, 2014 138
SECTION IX -- INDUSTRY STRUCTURE
1 World Primary Lithium Market Share by Volume, 2014 241

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