Australia has taken over Chile as the world’s largest lithium producing nation according to data from United States Geological Survey (USGS).
West Australia produced 18,700 tonnes of lithium in 2017, thanks mainly to Western Australia-based mines — Galaxy Resources’ Mt Cattlin and Mt Marion, coming on stream.
During the same period Chile’s market share dropped to 32.8% last year from 37.6% in 2016.
In the same period Australia went from having 36.8% of the global market to 43.5% in the same period.
Western Australia is well poised to ride the surge in Lithium demand.
Read the Full Report
— Dunken K Bliths (@DunkenKBliths) June 12, 2018
— MINING.com (@mining) June 12, 2018