139 days ago • Posted by William Ramstein

Australia producers most Lithium but processing happens in China

One of the world’s biggest lithium miners by production, Albemarle Corp. , is based in nearby Charlotte. Nearly all of its lithium today, however, is extracted in Australia and Chile, which have large, accessible deposits of the metal. Only about 1% of global lithium output is both mined and processed in the U.S. China, with a huge chemical industry and low costs, unearths about 10% and processes about two-thirds of what’s dug up. Source: WSJ