Lithium – Major lithium producers companies (extraction)

Lithium general description

Lithium is a soft, silver-white metal with a low density, making it highly reactive and flammable when exposed to air or water. It has a wide range of applications, including in rechargeable batteries for electronic devices and electric vehicles due to its high energy density, as well as in ceramics, glass, lubricants, and psychiatric medication to treat bipolar disorder and other mental health conditions. Lithium also has some industrial applications, such as in the production of aluminum, magnesium, and nuclear reactors.

Lithium major producers

The top lithium producers:

  • Albemarle Corporation 
  • SQM (Sociedad Química y Minera de Chile) 
  • Livent Corporation
  • Mineral Resources
  • Altura Mining
  • Pilbara Minerals
  • Tianqi Lithium
  • Allkem (Orocobre + Galaxy)

Notes

Data from Delta Analysis and Annual reports from companies.

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